Crunchy Delicious Apples!
Apples are delicious and nutritious in every way. We all know the slogan,” Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away “.This is very true when you intake apples every day. This definitive guide is for people who want to try new recipes with apples bored of the common raw fruit. So let’s get started!
Here is a list of some yummy recipes to use apples
This sweet drink is made by simmering sliced or cubed apples in water until soft, adding sugar and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, vanilla extract, lemon juice, orange zest, etc., along with any desired herbs and fruits.
A traditional pie that uses an uncooked filling. It’s usually baked in a pastry shell topped with a crumbly topping called “crumble.” To prepare this dessert: Peel, quarter, and thinly slice your apples; mix flour, cornstarch, salt, and ground black pepper; add butter and shortening to form a dough ball; roll out the crust on top of pie pan; place slices of apples over the bottom layer of dough; sprinkle remaining
ingredients over apples; cover with the second piece of dough; crimp edges; brush with egg wash; chill before serving.
Cobbler is similar to Apple Pie, except it has no crust. Instead, it contains fruit mixed with oats, nuts, dried fruit, molasses, honey, and sometimes even chocolate chips. You may also find that cobbler is served with ice cream instead of custard sauce.
The first step in jam-making is peel, core, and chop up your apples. Next, put these pieces in a large pot filled with cold water to cover the apples barely. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Drain well, discarding the cooking liquid. Repeat this process two more times. After draining each batch of cooked apples, mash them lightly with a potato masher.
Next, combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 2 cups white grape juice concentrate. Add one teaspoon pectin per cup of juice concentrate. Mix thoroughly, stirring constantly. Once combined, pour the mixture back into the same pot where you mashed the apples. Cook over medium heat, frequently stirring until thickened slightly, approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and skim off foam if necessary. Pour through a strainer lined with cheesecloth set over a bowl.
To make jelly, follow the steps above, omitting the addition of pectin. Jelly will be kept indefinitely stored in airtight containers.
A good quality store-bought pie crust works fine when using frozen apples. However, homemade pie crust requires time and effort, making it worthwhile only if you love to spend hours rolling out dough. For those who prefer not to work so hard, there are many ready-made premade pie crusts available. These come in either single or double thicknesses. Double thickness means that you have twice the amount of dough than a single thickness. This allows you to spread fillings evenly without worrying about tearing the dough. A single thickness is perfect for small pies like individual servings of apple pie.
Pies can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. They should be brought back to room temperature before baking. If they’re too warm, they won’t bake properly. The best way to test whether a pie is done is to insert a knife near the center. When the blade comes out clean, the pie is finished.
Apple Cider Doughnuts
This recipe calls for adding cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, allspice, cardamom, mace, and vanilla extract, depending upon what type of flavor profile you want. Also, feel free to experiment by substituting other spices such as nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, etc., but remember that the flavors need to complement the sweetness of the apples.
Prepare the batter according to package directions. Let cool thoroughly, then stir in raisins. Drop spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12–15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Serve plain or dipped in powdered sugar. Makes four dozen.
Peel, cut lengthwise, remove seeds, and arrange apple halves on a parchment paper-lined baking dish.
Combine three tablespoons of lemon juice, two teaspoons of orange zest, ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup maple syrup, and ¾ stick melted unsalted butter. Mix well and drizzle over pears. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue baking another 15 –20 minutes or until tender. Drizzle with additional lemon juice and serve hot.
You’ll need to start preparing these right away because once the crisp begins to get crispy, it becomes impossible to eat any more!
What to do with a bunch of apples about to go wrong?
Apples are great for making apple cider, but they can also make delicious jams, jellies, and pies. If you don’t want to eat them all at once, you can freeze them until needed.
How do you use old apples?
Old apples are great for baking pies, tarts, cobblers, and desserts. The best way to use them is to remove the core from the apple, then cut off the skin, and slice the apple into wedges. Then bake the wedges at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until they become golden brown.
Conclusion: What can you do with bad-tasting apples?
Bad-tasting apples can be used for many things. They can make apple cider vinegar, apple sauce, apple pie filling, or apple butter.