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Apple are a very versatile fruit and can be used many different ways. Below are some scrumptious ways to enjoy them.

Apple Pie
  • Pastry for a 9-inch pie (It’s okay to buy a ready made one)

  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar

  • ¼  cup all purpose flour

  • ½  teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½  teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Dash of salt

  • 8 cups thinly sliced pared tart apples (Northern Spy or Crispin’s work well; about 8 medium)

  • 2 tablespoons butter


Heat oven to 425°F. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Stir in apples. Turn into pastry-lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust, seal, flute and make several slits in top. Cover edge with 3-inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking. Bake 40-50 minutes or until crust is golden and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust.

Apple Brownies
  •  1/2 c butter, melted

  • 1 c sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 3 medium apples-peeled, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts

  • 1 c flour

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, beat together the melted butter, sugar, and egg until fluffy. Fold in the apples and walnuts. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture until just blended. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking dish. Bake 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Apple Crisp
  • 10-12 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced

  • ½ cup maple sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 cup quick oats

  • 1 cup maple sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

  • ½ cup cold butter, cubed


Place apples in greased 13 x 9 baking dish. Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over apples. Combine flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 350 degrees until apples are tender, 50-60 minutes. If desired, serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

Glazed Apple Cookies
  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½  teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

  • 1 cup apples - peeled, cored and finely diced

  • 1 cup raisins

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 ½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ tablespoons half-and-half cream


Beat shortening and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and blend thoroughly. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Stir half the dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts, apple and raisins, then stir in remaining half of dry ingredients and milk. Mix well. Drop from tablespoon 1 ½  inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies to racks and while still warm, spread with glaze.


To make Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and enough cream to make glaze of spreading consistency. Beat until smooth. Spread on warm cookies.

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