Apples are great by themselves but they are also wonderful chopped up in salads, baked into pies or rolled into cakes and other pastries. Here are some of our favorite recipes from years past. Have a great recipe you'd like to share? Add it to our recipe section on our Facebook page.
Ingredients: 1/4 cup lightly toasted walnuts, 1/4 cup dried cherries, 1 small Asian pear, 1/4 cup bleu cheese or Gorgonzola cheese, salad greens - makes one serving
This easy recipe allows you to wing it. Add more or less of any ingredient to suit your taste. The contrast of the tangy balsamic dressing with the bite of the bleu cheese and tartness of cherries and the Asian pear will make this a fall favorite. Slice and core your Asian pear. Cut pear into bite-sized pieces. Grab a handful of mixed greens then sprinkle walnuts, cherries, Asian pear and bleu cheese over the greens. Top with balsamic vinaigrette dressing below.
Dressing Ingredients: 3 Tbs balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbs Dijon mustard, 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, 3 Tbs. canola oil, 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil, 1 small clove garlic, chopped, salt and pepper to taste. Combine all ingredients, shake and serve over salad.
Batter: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs, 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted, 2 cups diced unpeeled apples (preferable a tart apple)
Topping: 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons soft butter, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Makes about 18 muffins.
Ingredients: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened; 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, at room temperature; 2 tablespoons brandy or sherry; 1 medium tart apple (Granny Smith); 1 teaspoon dried basil; 1 teaspoon dried oregano; 1 teaspoon dried thyme; 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries, 2 cups miniature marshmallows, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 cups diced, unpared tart apples, 1 cup seedless green grapes, 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil; 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar; juice of 1/2 of a lime or lemon; 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard; 1 clove of garlic, crushed; 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper; salt; 2 teaspoons sugar; 1 pound baby salad greens or 1 packet ready-to-use baby spinach or salad mix; 2 medium apples (Fuji, Golden Delicious, Gala, or Ginger Gold); 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted; 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved into curls
Ingredients: 5 large apples (Fuji or other); 1-1/2 cups sour cream; 3/4 cup granulated sugar; 3/4 cup all-purpose flour; 1 large egg; 2 teaspoons vanilla extract; 1/2 cup brown sugar; 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter; 1 cup chopped pecans; pastry pie crust
Yield: 8 servings.
Cake - 1 - 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 - 1/2 cups sugar, 1 - 1/2 cups oil, 3 eggs, 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 cups chopped apple, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup nuts
Glaze - 1 tablespoon corn syrup, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 stick butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla (boil 5 minutes)
2 lbs of apples makes 1, 9-inch pie
1 peck = 10 1/2 lbs
4 pecks = 1 bushel
1/2 bushel = 20 - 22 lbs = 1 basket
1 bushel = 42 lbs = 2 baskets
1 bushel = 16 - 20 qts of canned or frozen sauce.
Did you know that Henderson County, NC is the state's #1 apple producer and that NC is the 7th largest apple producer in the U.S.?