Apple Nut Choc Chip Cake

Today we made Apple Nut Choc Chip Cake!

1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 1C flour, 3/4t baking soda, 1T cinnamon, 2 eggs, 1 extra large Granny Smith apple, chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 1/3C coarsely chopped cashews, walnuts and roasted lightly salted almonds; 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.

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Add eggs to butter mixture. Blend well.

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In separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Make a well in these dry ingredients and stir in wet until mostly blended.

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Fold in apples.

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Stir in nuts and chips.

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Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan.

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Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

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Apple Almond Cake

Today we made Apple Almond Cake!

1/2C butter, 1/2C sugar, 3 eggs, 1t salt, scant 1 1/2C flour, 2t baking powder, 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced in crescents; 1C coarsely chopped, salted, roasted almonds, 1T almond extract

Topping: 1T lemon juice, 2t cinnamon, 1/4C brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat butter with sugar.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Add eggs and extract.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Beat in dry ingredients.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Stir in almonds.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Spread into greased, rectangular cake pan.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Press one half the apple crescents into batter in desired pattern. Mix topping ingredients into a paste.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Spread on apples.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Almond Cake

Place remaining apples on top. (For more intense topping flavor, double topping amounts and spread on top layer of apples.)

Apple Almond Cake

Bake 45-55 minutes or until cake is lightly browned.

Apple Almond Cake

Apple Nut Granola Bars

Today we made Apple Nut Granola Bars!

1 1/2C brown sugar, 1C flour, 1T cinnamon, 2 eggs, 5T butter, melted and cooled; 1C chocolate chips, 1C of coarsely chopped, walnuts / cashews / almonds / peanuts, 1C apple chopped into 1/4″ pieces, 2C quick oats, 1T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and cinnamon. Stir in brown sugar and oats.

Apple Granola Bars

In separate bowl, beat eggs.

Apple Granola Bars

Stir in melted butter and almond extract.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in wet until just blended.

Apple Granola Bars

Fold in apples.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Fold in nuts and chips.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Turn into greased 9″X11″ rectangular pan.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Granola Bars

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Granola Bars

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Today we made Apple Cranberry Cookies!

3/4C milk, 10 oz fresh, raw cranberries, coarsely chopped; 1 2/3C flour, 1/2 t salt, 3/4C brown sugar, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1T cinnamon, 2 small apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2″ pieces

Preheat oven to 375F. Stir dry ingredients.

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Cut in butter.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Stir in milk until almost blended.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Stir in apples and cranberries until just blended.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Spoon by T onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 18-20 minutes or until cookie edges come away from cookie sheets.

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Cranberry Cookies

Apple Peanut Scones

Today we made Apple Peanut Scones!

2C flour, 1/2C coarsely chopped salted roasted peanuts, 1/4C creamy peanut butter, 3T brown sugar, 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2″ to 1/4″ pieces, 1/2C skim milk, 3T sugar, 1T baking powder, 1T butter

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking powder and sugar. In separate bowl, mix chopped apples with peanut butter, brown sugar and chopped peanuts.

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Apple Peanut Scones

Apple Peanut Scones

Apple Peanut Scones

Apple Peanut Scones

Blend well. Blend butter into flour mixture. It should still be powdery. Mix in milk.

Apple Peanut Scones

Apple Peanut Scones

Stir in apple mixture until just blended.

Apple Peanut Scones

Apple Peanut Scones

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets 1″ apart.

Apple Peanut Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Peanut Scones

Apple Honey Muffins

Today we made Apple Honey Muffins!

2C flour, 2t baking powder, 3T sugar, 1 egg, 1/2C apple juice, 1/2C honey, 1/4C butter, melted; 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2″ to 1/4″ pieces

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients, including apples. Blend well.

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Apple Honey Muffins

Apple Honey Muffins

Apple Honey Muffins

Apple Honey Muffins

Make a well in the dry. Add the wet.

Apple Honey Muffins

Stir until just blended. Turn into lined, nonstick or greased muffin tin.

Apple Honey Muffins

Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Honey Muffins

Apple Banana Crisp

Today we made Apple Banana Crisp!

1/2C sugar, 1 1/2T cornstarch, 1/2C water, 1/2C raisins, 1 extra large apple, peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces; 2 small bananas, peeled and chopped into discs about 1/4″ thick, 1T cinnamon, 1C rolled oats, 1C brown sugar, 1/2C flour, 1/2C butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Banana Crisp

Cook sugar, cornstarch and water over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Pour over fruit.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour. Cut in butter until small crumbs form.

Apple Banana Crisp

Press 1/2C of this mixture into the bottom of a wide, greased loaf pan.

Apple Banana Crisp

Pour in fruit mixture.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Top with remaining brown sugar mixture.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbling.

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Banana Crisp

Apple Almond Biscotti

Today we made Apple Almond Biscotti!

1 extra large apple, peeled and finely chopped; 3C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1T cinnamon, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 1/2C roasted, salted whole almonds, coarsely chopped; 1/2T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Mix eggs with brown sugar.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add cooled butter to egg mixture.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Stir in cinnamon.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add extract.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add sifted flour and baking powder.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Make a sticky dough. Work in apples and almonds.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Shape 1 large loaf about 10″ long. Place on greased cookie sheet.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Cool 20 minutes. Cut diagonal slices 1/2″ wide X 4 or 5″ using a serrated knife. Lower oven temperature to 325F. Put back on sheet and bake another 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake another 10 minutes or until crisp.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Today we made Apple Oatmeal Cookies!

1/2C butter, 1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C honey, 2 eggs, 1/2t baking powder, 1 1/2C flour, 1t almond extract, 1C quick oats, 2 extra large Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced into 1/4″ pieces (about 2C)

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Cream butter and brown sugar.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Mix in eggs.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Add honey. Blend well. Mixture will curdle.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

In separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Stir in oats.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Add to wet ingredients until just blended.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Stir in apples.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Custard Pie

Today we made Apple Custard Pie!

2 eggs, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2/3C skim milk, 1 extra large apple or 2 small apples, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Custard Pie

Mix milks with eggs. Blend well.

Apple Custard Pie

Apple Custard Pie

Apple Custard Pie

Apple Custard Pie

Batter will be thin and spill easily. Put a baking sheet under the pie shell. Pour batter into pie shell.

Apple Custard Pie

Apple Custard Pie

Apple Custard Pie

Slice apples into crescents 1/8″ high and arrange in a circle in batter. Slices will rise when baking.

Apple Custard Pie

Bake 40-45 minutes or until set in center. Cool. Chill.

Apple Custard Pie

Apple Custard Pie