Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Apple Recipes

Apple Recipes

It's apple season again! Who doesn't love apples...I think it's safe to say most people love apples. Since the beginning of time when Eve gave Adam that apple :) we've all have had an affair with the apple. I have plenty on hand right now, that I was thinking of what to make with them besides pancakes and muffins, so here are some recipes that have my mouth watering since I love the flavors of apple and cinnamon.

Caramel Apples

6 apples
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons milk

1.Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet.
2.Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.
3.Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place on prepared sheet to set.

Apple Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup apples - peeled, cored and finely diced

1.Heat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups or line with baking cups.
2.In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. In a small bowl, combine apple juice, oil, and egg; blend well. Add dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy.) Stir in chopped apples.
3.Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 minute before removing from pan. Serve warm.

Apple Bars

1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup apples - peeled, cored and finely diced
1 cup chopped walnuts

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 8x8 inch baking pan.
2.In a large bowl, mix melted butter with sugar and egg. Mix in flour, baking soda, and cinnamon, and then stir in apple and walnuts. Spread batter into prepared pan.
3.Bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until a small knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


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