There is something about Fall that says Apples.
Maybe it is my little girl memories of celebrating Johnny Appleseed Day or all the apples available in the markets.
I live in Southern California and our mountains have apple picking days that draw huge crowds. It is a lot of fun to bring your family for the festivities, along with indulging apple pie.
My four yummy recipes are not only easy to make but will become your family favorites.
Watch the How-to tutorial and then you will be inspired to get baking. Our mug cake is made in a microwave and quick apple cake in a crock pot.
Recipes Below for:
- Apple Blossom Pastry Tarts
- Apple Pie Mug Cake
- Apple Tart
- Easy Apple Cake
- Homemade Apple Chips
- Easy Apple Bread
- Apple Turnovers
- Southern Fried Apples
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How to Make Apple Mug Cake
Recipe (makes one mug cake)
It looks like a lot of ingredients, but most of them you usually have in your refrigerator or pantry.
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 Tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 Tablespoons grated apple (red apples work best)
3 thin slices of apple
Caramel to drizzle on top.
Melt butter in the mug. Cool in refrigerator. Add egg and milk and stir. Add remaining ingredients (except apple slices). Stir well. Place apple slices on top. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes. Drizzle with caramel.
How to Make Apple Chips
Apple Chips (paleoleap.com)
Any kind of apples can be used for this recipe: pick your favorite variety, or just use whatever you can find in season. If you want perfectly even apple slices, you can use a mandolin to cut them (this also saves some time), but they’ll turn out just as delicious if they’re a little rough around the edges. But make sure to slice them thin: this avoids the flavorless leathery texture you might remember from grocery-store chips. These chips won’t remind you of stale, apple-flavored chewing gum: they’re tart on the inside, crispy on the outside, and packed with the concentrated flavor of the fresh fruit.
Apples (any kind)
Ground cinnamon (to taste)
How to Make:
Preheat oven to 22o F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut apples in thin slices. Spread apples on the baking sheets (do not overlap edges). Sprinkle cinnamon on top of apples. Place in oven of 1 hour, then flip and dry for another hour. Let cool down before serving. Store in tight container.
Easy Cake Mix Apple Bread
- 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups coarsely shredded, peeled tart apples (2 medium)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How to Make:
- Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottoms only of two 8×4-inch loaf pans.
- 2 In large bowl, beat all Bread ingredients except apples with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in apples. Divide batter evenly between pans. In small bowl, mix Topping ingredients. Sprinkle over batter in pans.
- 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour
Apples (any kind), cut into small pieces.
Pre-made pie crust (you can purchase already made pie crust in grocery store)
Mixture of sugar, flour and cinnamon.
- Heat oven to 400°F. Unroll pie crusts on work surface. Cut each crust into quarters, making 8 wedges.
- Mix apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Top half of each crust wedge with 1/3 cup apple mixture. .
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm or cool.
Southern Fried Apples
Use these fried apples as a side dish for breakfast or dinner, throw them on top of biscuits, cornbread or ice cream and you’ve got something special.
- 2 large granny smith apples (MUST use granny smith)
- 4 tablespoons sweet real butter, chopped
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Peel, core and cut apples into even slices.
- Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
- Add apples and drizzle them with lemon juice.
- Let apples simmer until most of butter is absorbed and apples are tender. (do not overcook. Apples should be firm to the touch, yet tender with a little give to the bite.)
- Stir together sugars and sprinkle them over apples.
- Toss to combine.
- Lower heat if needed.
- Let apples cook until sugars are completely dissolved and syrupy.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle apples with cinnamon.
- Toss to distribute cinnamon.
- Plate apples and serve piping hot!
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