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Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Ingredients
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup finely chopped peeled apple
1/4 cup raisins
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, separated
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

SYRUP:
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2/3 cup apple cider or juice
1 cinnamon stick (1-1/2 inches)
Dash ground nutmeg
Additional butter, optional

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in apple and raisins. Combine the buttermilk, egg yolk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients. In a small bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form; fold into batter.

Pour batter by heaping 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle coated with cooking spray; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cider until smooth; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard cinnamon stick. Stir nutmeg into syrup. Serve pancakes with warm syrup and additional butter if desired. Yield: 6 pancakes (2/3 cup syrup).

Recipe found here: Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

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Apple Dumplings

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
2 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cubed
Vanilla ice cream

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 12-in. x 18-in. rectangle. Cut into six squares.

Place 1/3 cup chopped apples in the center of each square. Brush edges of dough with water; fold up corners to center and pinch to seal. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.

In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water and butter; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Pour over dumplings. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple Dumplings

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Apple Turnovers with Custard

Apple Turnovers with Custard

Ingredients
CUSTARD:
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups milk or half-and-half cream
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

TURNOVERS:
4 medium baking apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-in slices
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter, diced
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Pastry for double-crust pie
Milk

Directions
Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir 1 cup into yolks. Return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool slightly. Cover surface of custard with waxed paper; chill.

Place apples in a bowl; sprinkle with lemon juice. Add butter. Combine sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch; mix with apples and set aside.

Divide pastry into eight portions; roll each into a 5-in. square. Spoon filling off-center on each. Brush edges with milk. Fold over to form a triangle; seal. Crimp with tines of fork. Make steam vents on top.

Place on greased baking sheets. Chill 15 minutes. Brush with milk. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes. Serve warm with custard. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple Turnovers with Custard

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Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

Ingredients
1 cup cake flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/3 cup whole milk
4 teaspoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped peeled tart apple
Oil for frying
Confectioners’ sugar

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, orange juice, peel and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons into oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm. Yield: 2-3 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple Fritters

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Gorgonzola Baked Apples with Balsamic Syrup

Gorgonzola Baked Apples with Balsamic Syrup

Ingredients
1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup butter, chopped
3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
6 medium tart apples, cored
1 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Stuff apples with mixture and place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup. Drizzle over apples. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Gorgonzola Baked Apples with Balsamic Syrup

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Caramel Apple Dumplings

Caramel Apple Dumplings

Ingredients

SAUCE:
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
DUMPLINGS:
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup diced peeled tart apples
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions
In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

For the dumplings, combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl.

Add milk, butter and vanilla; stir just until moistened. Gently fold in apples.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls into the boiling sauce.

Cover and cook over low heat until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 8-10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Caramel Apple Dumplings

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Apple Crumb Tart with Cinnamon Cream

Apple Crumb Tart with Cinnamon Cream

Ingredients
1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
4 large apples, peeled and finely chopped (about 6 cups)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk cookie mix, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves; cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping; press remaining onto bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9-in. tart pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine apples and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat 7-9 minutes or until apples are tender and brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup flour, raisins and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Increase oven setting to 400°. Pour apple mixture into crust. Add remaining flour to reserved topping and sprinkle over apples. Bake 20-22 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack at least 20 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add syrup and remaining cinnamon; beat until soft peaks form. Serve tart warm or at room temperature with whipped cream. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup whipped cream).

Recipe found here: Apple Crumb Tart with Cinnamon Cream

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