Monday, October 27, 2008

Apple Recipes

Crock Pot Applesauce

Ingredients: 10 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced or cut into chunks
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup to 1 cup of sugar

Directions: Put all ingredients into crock pot. Should be about 3/4 full. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or on high (3-4 hours)

 Apple Pie

prep time: 25 mins
cook time: 55 mins
ready in: 1 hour 20 mins

Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt 
3/4 cup shortening
4 tablespoons cold water

7 cups thinly sliced peeled baking apples ( Gala works great!)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water

Directions: 1. In a bowl, combine flour salt; cut in shortening. Gradually add cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with a fork until dough forms a ball. Chill for 30 minutes. On a floured surface, roll half of dough into 10-in. circle. Place into a 9-in. pie pan.

2. In a bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, slat and nutmeg; add to apples and toss. Pour into crust; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie;  cut slits in top. Place over filling; seal and flute edges. Beat egg yolk and water; brush over pastry. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes. ( Be sure to cover the edges of your pie crust with some foil to prevent it from burning)
Reduce heat to 350 degrees F;  bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

Tip: If you are in a hurry and don't have much time, I bought the store brand pie crust for $1 at Aldi and used it with this recipe. It turned out fabulous.


Jessica said...

The way you make your applesauce is similar to the way I make apple butter.

I had no idea that you had a blog (or that all the people in your right column from church had a blog).

This is Jessica (Brown) Cary by the way. Nate and I are in the Young Marrieds Sunday School class so we don't see you very often.

Feel free to check out my blog if you want.

Nana's Nest said...

Your pie is beautiful!!! That is not my gift but believe it or not Audy can do a beautiful job!!
It was so good to see your parents. Did feel heavy hearted for them knowing what lies ahead. Your little family was probably a breathe of fresh air before "diving in"!

Kimberly said...

Hey, my applesauce friend! I made some applesauce the other day, and Chloe LOVES it! :) I'm going to make some more and definitely make a drive up to Hendersonville to get a TON more apples. Then I'll have enough to try out your apple pie recipe, too! :)