01 September 2010

from these apples...

{fresh from my moms apple tree!}
i have made...
apple crisp (twice),
spice muffins (that have applesauce in them), &
applesauce cake.

the apple crisp is my meema's recipe. a go-to. it won't let you down.
8 cups apples placed in buttered 9x13 pan along with 
1/2 cup sugar (i used a little less, i just sprinkled it over all the apples & then dumped whatever was left in my measuring cup back in the bag)
1/2 cup water

1 cup flour 
1 cup oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter

combine & sprinkle over apples.
bake at 350 for about 30 minutes (i gauge by when it is getting bubbly around the edges).
serve warm with ice cream. or eat out of the tupperware, the next day, cold. from the fridge.  

this was my first experience with applesauce cake (also the first time i have used my bundt pan that i got for a wedding shower gift. 3+ years ago...) and it turned out fabulous! i wouldn't have expected it to be such a hit, but my youngest sister requested it for her birthday. so that must mean it was good!

applesauce cake (via food network website)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (i only had 1/2 a cup, so that is what i used)
  • Powdered sugar, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees .
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream the butter. Add the brown sugar and continue mixing. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla, then mix until well blended and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the applesauce. Fold in the raisins and walnuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured loaf or tube pan and bake until firm to the touch, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in the pan, then turn it out, and dust with powdered sugar.


Maryclayre Dick said...

Love the recipes! Can't wait to try the cake.

Anonymous said...

Your mother says you sprinkle the apples with :)