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Apple Stuffed Biscuits/Biscuit Wrapped Apples 

  • Mac Apples, whole, cored, peeled
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbs cinnamon
Roll out biscuits. Place an apple on each biscuit, sprinkle apples with sugar and cinnamon. Wrap biscuits around apples and seal. Place in greased baking dish and bake according to package directions.

Apples in a blanket

  • Mac Apples, whole, cored, peeled
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits
  • Cheese slices or Peanut butter
Roll out biscuits. Place an apple on each biscuit, stuff apples with cheese slices or peanut butter. Wrap biscuits around apples and seal. Place in greased baking dish and bake according to package directions.

Apple-butterscotch biscuits

  • 3 - 4 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 - 2 cans refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 box butterscotch pudding
  • 1/4 cup butter, Melted
Place biscuits in greased cake pan or pie dish, spread sliced apples on top, sprinkle pudding on top, drizzle with melted butter. Bake according to biscuit package.

Apple Cobbler

Apple Filling:

  • 5 cups tart apples, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbs butter, softened
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs butter, softened
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
In a medium bowl, combine all Apple filling ingredients except butter. Turn into a lightly greased 9-inch square pan. Dot apples with the butter.

Combine all topping ingredients. Beat with spoon until batter is smooth. Drop batter in 9 portions, over the apples, spacing evenly. Batter will spread during baking. Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 375° or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Serve warm with cream or ice cream

Apple Brown Betty

  • 1 bag Mac Apples, peeled, cored and sliced or wedged
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Allspice
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
In large mixing bowl, stir together apples, sugar, spices and ¼ cup flour. Spread in baking dish. Cream butter and brown sugar together, combine ¾ cup flour to make a crumbly mixture (mixing with hands is best). Spread over apples and bake in 350° oven for 30-40 minutes or until apples are soft and top is brown. Cool before serving.

Apple Delight

  • 2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling 
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix (or Your Favorite Kind)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted 

Pour apple pie filling into a 9x13-inch pan. Sprinkle cake mix over apples. Drizzle melted butter on top, stirring slightly to evenly moisten dry cake batter. Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Rich apple dessert that melts in your mouth.

 Apple Dumplings

Filling:

  • 2 cups apples ( peeled cored sliced)
  • sugar
  • cinnamon

Dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup milk 

Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 hot cinnamon candies (optional)

Egg wash:

  • 1 egg
  • Tsp water
Mix all dough ingredients together to form a soft dough. Roll out on floured pastry board to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut into 5 or 6 inch squares. In a small bowl lightly coat apples with sugar. Place them on top of biscuit dough and sprinkle cinnamon on top.  In a small bowl, beat egg. Using a pastry brush, wet edges with egg and fold it over the apple, pinch and flute them to look well, and encase the apple completely. Brush the tops with egg and sprinkle with sugar.  Place on cookie sheet and bake at 425° for 25 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° for 30 minutes. Pour sauce over each dumpling at serving time. 

Syrup directions:
Using all ingredients, bring to a boil on the stove and cook a couple of minutes. Add cinnamon candies and cook just until candy melts over low heat. 

An easy-to-prepare variation

Dough:

  • 2 Tbs Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Egg; beaten
  • 4 Tbs Butter or margarine; melted
  • 2 Tbs Chopped walnuts (Optional)

Filling:

  • 4 Apples; pared, cored
  • 3 Tbs sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon, optional
Make some slits in each apple. Place apples in lightly greased custard cups. Dust with sugar and cinnamon. Stir together sugar, flour and baking powder. Mix in egg and melted butter. Spoon batter over apples, dividing evenly. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired. Bake at 375° 25 to 35 minutes or until apples are soft and batter is golden brown. Serve slightly warm with ice cream or a dollop of whipping cream, if desired.

Another variation

Filling:

  • 6 apples, peeled and cored
  • sugar
  • butter
  • cinnamon

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups hot water
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg

Dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening. Add milk; stir to form soft dough. On a lightly floured board, knead to shape then roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 6 squares, about 6 to 7-inches each. Place an apple on each square. Top each apple with a little sugar, a dab of butter and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. Bring dough up to cover apple and pinch edges to seal. Place in greased pan, sealed edges under. Combine brown sugar, butter, hot water, nutmeg and cinnamon; pour over dumplings. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake until done.

Apple Fritters

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Oil for deep frying
Mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add milk and egg; beat until batter is smooth. Fold in chopped apple. Drop by teaspoonfuls into deep hot oil -- at least 2 1/2 to 3 inches deep -- and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes, until nicely browned. Drain well on paper towels then roll in powdered sugar while still warm. Serve apple fritters with syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.

An old fashioned Variation

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs melted shortening
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and wedged
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tsp salt
Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add egg and milk; beat until smooth. Add shortening and mix well. Peel and core apples; cut into 8 wedges. Dip apple wedges into batter and fry in hot oil for about 4 minutes, or until brown.

Apple Ginger Scones

Pear & Apple Scones
  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup Apple; chopped, peeled
  • 3 Tbs Brown sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Ginger (optional)
  • 1/3 cups Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • Milk
  • Sugar
Mix bisquick, apple, brown sugar, ginger, milk and egg until dough forms. Knead 10 times. Pat dough into 8 inch wide circle on greased cookie sheet. Brush with milk. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut into 8 wedges. Bake at 425° about 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Apple Pandowdy

apple pandowdy recipes
  • 4 apples, cored, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup molasses or 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • Biscuit mix or 
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 5 Tbs shortening
  • 4 to 6 Tbs milk
Arrange sliced apples in a greased 11x7 baking dish. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle over apples. Combine molasses and hot water; stir to blend. Pour molasses mixture over apples.

Make a soft dough with biscuit mix or: Mix flour with baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles meal. Add milk, mixing with a fork, enough to make a soft dough. Knead lightly for about 10 seconds. 

Roll dough into a rectangle 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick, to fit over the baking dish. Fit the dough over the apple mixture and pierce all over with a fork to let steam escape. Bake at 400° for about 20-30 minutes or until nicely browned. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding

Apple Raisin Bread Pudding
  • 6 slices day-old bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2-1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 2 apples peeled and chopped
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins or other chopped fruit. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

Apple Strudel Puff Pastry

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  • 1 Frozen puff pastry sheet
  • 2 large apples; peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs Raisins
  • 1 Tbs Sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Egg -beat with 1 tsp water
Thaw pastry 20 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry to 12x15" rectangle. Place on un-greased baking sheet; arrange apples down the center. Sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon-sugar. Brush edges of dough with egg wash. Roll up with seam side down. Turn ends under, brush with egg mix. Make diagonal slits across the top at 2" intervals. Bake in 350° oven for 35-40 minutes

Baked Cinnamon Apples

  • 1 bag Mac Apples, peeled and cored
  • Water
  • 2 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp 
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Place apples in baking dish with 1/4 inch water in bottom of pan. In mixing bowl, stir together sugar, spices flour and butter. Spread over apples, cover tightly, and bake in 375° oven for 30-40 minutes or until apples are fork tender. Cool before serving.

Cinnamon Apple Raisin Bread

  • 2 eggs 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (Optional)
In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 50 to 60 minutes.
Source: Apple Orchard Inn, Missouri Valley, Iowa

Easy Apple Cake

Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

Dough Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Soft Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Place half apples in a layer in greased baking dish (about 5" x 9"), sprinkle with half the sugar-cinnamon mix, cover with remaining apples and sprinkle remaining sugar-cinnamon. Cream sugar and butter, add egg and vanilla and mix well. Stir in flour and baking powder and spoon over apples, spreading it as best as you can. Bake at 350° 30 minutes or until done. Best served warm, with ice cream.

Fried Apples

Southern Fried Apples
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium tart apples, unpeeled, cored, quartered, and sliced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-2 Tsp Cinnamon (optional)
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add apples, cover and cook 5 minutes or until apples are juicy. Turn and sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook 2 to 3 more minutes or until sugar is absorbed and apples are lightly browned on bottom. Remove from heat and sprinkle with a little more sugar, depending on tartness of apples. Serve hot as a desert, side dish or with breakfast.

Variation 2

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 Tsp nutmeg
  • 8 medium apples, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sauté 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are tender. 
Apple Skillet

Variation 3

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
In a large saucepan or skillet, melt the butter; add apples and sauté over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 6 to 10 minutes or until tender and just beginning to change color. Combine cornstarch and water; stir into the apples. Gently stir in the brown sugar and spices. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat and simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring a few times.

Spiced Apple Rings

  • 1 pound firm tart apples, Peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tsp white vinegar, 5 % acidity
  • 1 Tsp ground cloves
  • Red hot cinnamon candies
  • Red food coloring (optional)
In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, vinegar, cloves, cinnamon candies and food coloring. Stir, heat to boil, and simmer 3 minutes. Add apples to hot syrup, and cook 5 minutes.

Apple Pie

  • Pie crust mix for 2 crusts
  • 1 bag Mac Apples, peeled, cored and sliced or wedged
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Allspice
  • ½ Tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs Flour

In large mixing bowl, stir together apples, sugars, spices and flour. Line pie tin with first crust and turn apple mix into it. Lay second crust on top and pinch edges together to seal. Trim off any excess crust hanging over edge of pie tin. Cut a few slits on top crust and bake in 350° oven for 40 minutes or until crust is golden and apples are fork tender. Cool before serving.

Butterscotch Apple Pie

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Use half the cinnamon, omit the allspice and nutmeg. Add 1 box of butterscotch pudding (cook, not instant). Follow above but include 1/2 the pudding in the apple mix. After turning apple mix into pie tin, sprinkle the rest of the pudding over apple mix. Continue as above.

Dutch Apple Pie

Increase flour to 1/4 cup. For crumb topping: 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour.

Follow above. Instead of using second crust, cream butter and brown sugar together, combine ¾ cup flour to make a crumbly mixture. Spread over apples and bake as above.

Apple Crisp

 

Apple Bread

 

 

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