View Full Version : Apple Recipes anyone?
09-24-2009, 06:04 AM
Holiday Inn this week is an Apple Festival, so, thanks to Angelpugs for the idea, I started an Apple recipe thread for folks to post their favorite Apple recipes in. I'll have to go looking for my mother-in-law's Dutch Apple Cake recipe to post. MMMMMmmmmm. I need to go apple picking.
09-24-2009, 08:35 AM
I'll wait before i'll post my recipie then. I have a couple so you first Commomom!5432
09-25-2009, 07:01 AM
Ok here we go. Both of these recipes are right out of Fanny Farmer.
Dutch Apple Cake
1 and 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 pound butter
1/2 cup milk
5 tart apples
Preheat the oven to 400°. Butter and lightly flour an 8 inch square cake pan. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan remove from the heat and stir in the milk and egg, beating well. Add to the flour mixture and blend. Pour into the pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before turning out onto a rack.
Serve warm with lemon sauce or English custard sauce.
To add apples:*
Use 5 tart apples peeled and cored. Press in uniform rows into the batter. Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1 tsp. cinnamon and sprinkle lightly on top. Bake as directed.
*NOTE: When you put the apples on put them on as close as possible, you can fit them all in. I think my mother-in-law used to actually stand the slices on end to get them all to fit, but I can't remember. Since I am going apple picking tomorrow I will probably be making this very soon and I will give you an update as to how to place the apples.
English Custard Sauce
2 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Heat the milk in a heavy bottomed pan until it is very hot. Beat the egg yolks for about 3 minutes while slowly adding the sugar until mixture is a pale lemon yellow color and thick. Very slowly pour in the hot milk, stirring constantly, until blended. Return the mixture to the pan and cook over medium-low heat to just below the boiling point, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened and the froth has disappeared. Do not boil or the sauce will "curdle." Remove from the heat, quickly pour into a bowl, and stir for a minute or two to cool. When completely cool add vanilla and blend. Cover and chill until needed. You will have about 2 and 1/2 cups of custard.
There you go jollyheather, now you can post your recipes. I can't wait to see them.5432
09-26-2009, 09:41 AM
This is one of my favorites this time each year:
Never Fail Apple Cake
2/3 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups diced, fresh, crisp apples
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
Combine the first 4 ingredients and mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients and beat well. Add apples, nuts and raisins. Pour into either and angel food/tube pan and bake for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours at 350 degrees. OR use a 15 x 9 x 2 inch pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
09-26-2009, 11:51 AM
As i just got home and checked in i have two almost like yours and i grabbed this one quick as i'm putting things away with the pugs help;it's called "Apple Cake"and it's written out like this;1 cup sugar;1 cup brown suger;3 cups flour;1tsp.baking soda;1tsp.cinnamon;1 tsp.vanilla;1cup vegetable oil;3 cups chopped apple;2 eggs beaten.You mix 6 dry ingredients,then add wet and mix then dump into lightly greased baking pan at 325 degrees for about 50 to 65 min. until done.These are the way my grandma's are written as alot she could do measuring by using her hand also as in some i can do and others i do have to use measuring cups and spoons.As soon as i have a quiet moment i'll go through the others and post more.92834
09-29-2009, 05:19 AM
Hi.Heres another one if you like doing breads.it's called apple bread;3 eggs,1tsp.vanilla,3 cups flour,3 cups shredded apple,1/4 tsp.baking powder,2 cups oil.1 tsp.cinnamon and 1tsp.baking soda.Mix eggs,sugar and oil then add your remaining ingredients mix well,dump into greased loaf pans and bake at 350 for 45min.As this is one of my grandmothers,she could put things together just by site and alot of times using her hand for a measurement of something as i'm not to good with that like she was.928344321
09-29-2009, 12:04 PM
I know what you mean, I have a recipe box that belonged to my husband's mother and some of the recipes in it have just a list of ingredients, no instructions, no baking temps, just a list of ingredients. As my husband explained to me, a lot of the recipes were made on a wood or coal burning stove and those didn't have temp control. Not to mention a lot of people did their cooking from memory. You were just suppose to know what to do with it.
09-30-2009, 05:30 AM
I have a few like that and some are just wrote out like a pinch of this and a handful of this ,so i don't really want to try it as i don't think i could get it right and her other ones are wrote out fine just most say mix ingredients and dump with a select few having a oven temp.As i remember everything of hers tasted great she could really cook and bake alot i learned by watching her and helping her,that was a special time for me.And your husband was right as my granmother cooked on her woodstove,she would make soups and stews and cook us breakfast on it,we always enjoyed those times and i treasure those memories.04593
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