Baked Apples
I included this recipe in a newsletter last year right around Thanksgiving time. We love to make this when it's cold out and we often have it as part of our Thanksgiving meal - but you can enjoy it anytime! We have it as part of a meal but it's sweet enough to be used as a dessert. The recipe comes from Dan's mom, Jo Ann.
  • 10 Medium Apples
  • ½ c + 2 T Sugar
  • ½ c + 2 T Brown Sugar
  • 2 t Cinnamon
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • ½ c butter or margarine
  1. Grease a rectangular pan.
  2. Peel and slice apples and put them in the pan.
  3. Mix sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over apples.
  4. Put butter, in small pieces, on the top.
  5. Cover and cook for 55 minutes at 350 degrees.


Sausage, Apples, and Sauerkraut
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • ¼ c chopped green pepper
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 12 small red potatoes
  • 1½ c sauerkraut, drained
  • 1 lb smoked beef or kielbasa
  1. Melt butter and add onion and pepper. Cook until tender.
  2. Add apple, brown sugar, potatoes, and sauerkraut. Mix well.
  3. Place sausage on top of mixture.
  4. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.


Applesauce Maple Muffins
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1¼ c applesauce
  • ½ c maple syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ c raisins or chopped walnuts
  1. Combine the flour and baking powder, and stir to mix well.
  2. Add the applesauce, maple syrup, and egg whites. Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Fold in raisins or walnuts.
  4. Coat muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray, and fill ¾ full with the batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes, or just until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Remove the muffin tin from the oven, and allow it to sit for 5 minutes before removing the muffins. Makes 12 muffins.


Apple Cranberry Sauce
This recipe comes from "At Home" magazine.
  • ½ c apple juice or apple cider
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 9 medium apples - a mixture of Gala, Fuji, and Rome is a great combination
  • 1 T lemon zest
  • ¼ to ½ c sugar
  1. Add apple juice or cider and the cranberries to a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the cut up apples and cook on medium heat for about 10 to 15 minutes until the apples can be pierced with a knife.
  4. Turn off the heat and add the zest and the sugar to taste. Start with the ¼ c sugar and add more depending on the sweetness of the apples.
  5. Serve warm or cold.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.


Saucy Pancakes with Cider Syrup
  • Pancakes:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c flour, sifted
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 c applesauce
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 T baking powder
  • 4 T melted butter
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  • Apple Cider Syrup:
  • 2 c apple cider
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 2 T fresh lemon juice
  • 4 T butter
  1. Pancakes:
  2. Combine all of the ingredients, mixing until smooth.
  3. Cook on a hot griddle or skillet.
  4. Serve with apple cider syrup (see below). Makes about 16 pancakes.
  5. Apple Cider Syrup:
  6. Combine all ingredients, except butter, in a saucepan.
  7. Heat over medium heat until mixture thickens.
  8. Boil for one minute.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  10. Serve hot over pancakes.