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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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Delicious Stuffed Baked Apples

Delicious Stuffed Baked Apples

Ingredients
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
2-1/4 cups cranberry-apple juice
1/3 cup thawed cranberry juice concentrate
4 large Golden Delicious apples
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice, divided
1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the raisins, cranberries and apricots. In a small saucepan, bring juice and concentrate to a boil. Pour over dried fruit; let stand for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Core apples, leaving bottoms intact. Peel the top third of each apple; place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish.

Drain fruit mixture, reserving juice. Stir brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon allspice into fruit; spoon into apples. Drizzle with butter. Pour 3/4 cup reserved juice around apples.

Cover and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring remaining reserved juice and allspice to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Serve with baked apples. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Delicious Stuffed Baked Apples

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Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Ingredients
8 to 10 large tart apples, peeled and cut into chunks
Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
Combine apples, sugar, water and cinnamon in a 3-qt. slow cooker; stir gently. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until apples are tender. Yield: 5 cups.

Recipe found here: Chunky Cinnamon Apple Sauce

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Dutch Apple Cake

Dutch Apple Cake

Ingredients
3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (3 cups)
3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup butter, softened
4 Eggland’s Best® Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour.

In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.

Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.

Bake at 300° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Recipe found here: Dutch Apple Cake

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