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Oct 3, 2008 07:46 AM

Favorite Apple Recipes

It is that time of year again when you go apple picking and come home with pounds of pounds of apples and try and figure out what to do with them. I tend to stick towards the same few things each year, which is typically applesauce, apple crisp, and perhaps an acorn squash filled with apples + raisins. What are some of your favorite apple recipes?

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  1. Yay for apple season! This is definitely a favorite time of year for me. You can always make Apple Dumplings or check out this list of 120 apple recipes:

    Apple Dumplings

    2 cans (8 count) crescent rolls
    2 tart apples
    2 sticks (1 C.) butter
    1-1/2 C. sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 C. flour
    1 (12 oz.) can Sprite or 7-up


    Core and slice apples into 8 slices each. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add sugar and cinnamon. Stir until dissolved. Add flour and mix well.

    Wrap each apple slice in a crescent roll, starting at the wide end. Place in a 9x13 baking dish. Pour mixture over rolls. Pour soft drink over all. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown.

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    1. re: Chew on That

      Just made a wonderful apple cake. Kinda like a cross between butter tarts and apple crisp.

    2. My new favorite apple recipe comes from Mark Bittman's blog and is part of a recipe for grilled pork steaks... the recipe is Roasted Apples:

      Apples, sliced in eigths then tossed with minced garlic, S & P, cayenne and white wine. Roasted till the apples are "wrinkled" but still moist. I was really sceptical about this but they were delicious. Of course they were a terrific compliment to the pork steaks.

      Here's a link to the entire recipe:

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      1. re: Gio

        This sounds good!
        I love to pair them with roasted sweet potatoes and chilly pepers for a savory dish
        I'm going to try this roasting seasoning today.

        1. re: poached

          Just roasted the apples as per "Gio"'s post - absoulutly delicious- I mixed them in with roasted sweet potatos and some black beans to create a savory fall side. -Thanks!

          1. re: poached

            Oh I'm so glad you liked them! I made them again tonight with Cortlands fresh picked from the farm today and paired them with 'jfood's' Salmon Croquettes with chipotle mayo and napa cabbage slaw with Veggo's chimichurri sauce as a dressing. It was delicious!!!. I was all over the map today....But it was fun.

      2. This is my family's favorite apple recipe... you can't beat the tenderness of the dough, in my opinion.

        Apple Dumplings
        Paraphrased from the Topeka Capital-Journal, United Methodist Women at Tecumseh United Methodist Church

        Jonathan apples, peeled and cored

        3 cups flour
        1 t. salt
        1 1/3 cups shortening
        1 egg, beaten
        5 T. cold water
        1 t. white vinegar

        1⁄2 cup sugar
        1 1⁄2 t. cinnamon


        1 cup sugar
        2 cups water
        3 T. butter
        1⁄4 t. cinnamon

        For dough: Mix salt and flour and cut shortening in until it is crumbly. Mix egg, cold water, and vinegar together and add this mixture to shortening mixture, kneading until it forms a smooth ball. Should be enough dough for 9 medium apples.

        For each dumpling: Roll out a portion of the dough large enough to make about a 9-inch circle. Place apple in the center of the circle. Mix sugar and cinnamon together to make the topping, and fill each cored apple with a heaping teaspoon of the mixture. Dot top of core with a tablespoon of butter (I never do a tablespoon, probably more like a teaspoon.) Bring the dough up around the apple and seal together at the top of the apple.

        For syrup: Mix sugar, water, butter, and cinnamon in a saucepan and bring to a boil; let simmer for approximately 3 minutes.

        Place dumplings in a baking dish so that they aren’t touching each other. Pour syrup mixture in pan, but not on top of the apples. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour until dumplings are lightly browned and the apples are very tender.

        1. My homemade applesauce (which includes a little maple sugar and lime juice)

          Baking With Julia's French Apple Tart (


          Barefoot Contessa's Apple Crostata (

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          1. re: Chocolatechipkt

            I used the link for the Crostata- only pictures and comments- no recipe. Could you share the recipe please??

          2. I love a good tarte tatin. This Dorie Greenspan recipe is very good. You can opt either for purchased puff pastry or a tart or pie crust dough. I went with the pie crust, which was very good.

            It is also fun to listen to the audio in the link with Dorie and Michele Norris from from All Things Considered.


            Others have said that Julia Child's recipe is the standard, so that would be worth seeking out, too.

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            1. re: bear

              I love Jacques tarte tatin from the Jacque and Julia cookbook...