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Apple Pie With A Twist

Dear Readers,

Apples of all colors and varieties are beginning to show up at the Farmer’s Market.  I guess September is the start of “apple season”.  So here’s a recipe for apple pie that’s a little different.  The crumb topping includes grated cheddar cheese for an extra layer of flavor.  My husband loves this recipe.

Apple Cheddar Pie

6 tart cooking apples

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon salt

9″ pie pan lined with your favorite pastry, the edges fluted

Topping:

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup melted butter

Peel, quarter, core and slice apples.  Mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt, and toss the apple slices lightly in this mixture.  Arrange the apples, overlapping the slices, in the pastry-lined pan.

Make topping.  Combine flour, sugar, salt and cheese.  Mix in the melted butter.  Sprinkle the cheese crumbs over apples.  Bake until topping and crust are golden brown, 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

Note:  Mimi uses Granny Smith apples and extra-sharp cheddar cheese.

This recipe came from Maria O’Malley and was printed in the “LaChef’s de Lasalle” cookbook distributed by the LaSalle’s Mothers Club.  The cookbook was the first edition printed in 1990.  My son attended LaSalle College High School and gave me the book as a Christmas present in his freshman year.  It came with a navy blue “LaSalle” imprinted apron, which I still wear, even though the gold letters are almost completely faded.  Enjoy and

Keep smilin’!

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Another Apple Recipe

Dear Readers,

Last Friday I gave you a recipe for Virginia Apple Pudding.  This Friday here’s another apple recipe so you can make full use of the great variety of apples coming to market in September.  This Cheese Apple Bread is simple to make and freezes very well.  It also makes a terrific hostess present.

Cheese Apple Bread

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

2/3 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup peeled, shredded apples

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Combine butter, eggs and dry ingredients  in large mixing bowl; blend well.  Stir in apples and cheese.  Turn into well-greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, until center of loaf tests done.  Cool thoroughly before removing from pan.  Serve with sweet butter.

Makes one loaf.

Enjoy and

Keep smilin’!

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An Apple A Day . . .

Dear Readers,

It’s September and apples are arriving daily at the Farmers’ Market.  They look so delicious – there are so many varieties to choose from.  Here’s an apple dessert that I’ve been preparing since I was a newlywed and that’s 39 years ago!  It’s easy and tastes fantastic warmed up and sitting beside a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Virginia Apple Pudding

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup sifted flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

2 cups peeled, raw apple slices

Melt butter in an 8 or 9 inch square casserole pan.  Sift dry ingredients together and add milk to make a batter.  Pour over melted butter in casserole.  Pile apple slices in center of batter.  Bake in a 375 degree oven until batter covers fruit and crust browns – 30 to 40 minutes.  Serve warm, plain or with vanilla ice cream.  Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Enjoy and remember:  an apple a day keeps the doctor away!  But I’m not sure if that counts for desserts!!!  Oh well.

Keep smilin’!

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Dear Readers,

Who doesn’t love apple pie – that all-American favorite?  Well, here’s a simple apple pie recipe from my friend Marie, the same friend that gave me her wonderful brownie recipe.  It is really easy and is a different twist from the traditional apple pie recipe.

Swedish Apple Pie

Fill a greased 9-inch pie pan 2/3 full with sliced apples (use any variety)

1 tablespoon susgar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup flour

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over apples.  Melt 3/4 cup butter; add to it sugar, egg, flour and walnuts.  Pour mixture over apples.  Bake 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Enjoy!

Keep smilin’!

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Dear Readers,

Believe it or not, one of my granddaughter’s favorite new words is “applesauce”!  So this recipe is in her honor.

Chunky Applesauce:

About 2 hours before serving or early in the day, peel, core, and cut up 6 medium-sized cooking apples.  In 3 qt. saucepan over high heat, heat apples and ½ cup water to boiling.  Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender.  Stir in 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. Let cool.  Cover and refrigerate.  Makes about 3 cups.  About 115 calories per ½ cup.

Mimi’s Tip:  I like to try different types of apples or even mix different varieties in the same batch.  You can also reduce sugar if apples are real sweet.  Buy an apple that will stand up to cooking and not get too mushy.  Macintosh apples aren’t good for this recipe.

 Remember:  An apple a day keeps the doctor away!!!

 Keep smilin’!

 

 

 

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