Friday, October 29, 2010

An apple a day....

I don't think they intended this phrase to be interpreted to 'an apple a day with sugary goodness and whipped cream' keeps the doctor away.....because I'm pretty sure it doesn't.

I bought a huge bag of apples at Butlers when we went like two weeks ago. First I made a pie, soooo goooooooooooood. I love making apple pie.

Then I tried a new recipe and made apple crisp. Yum!
I still have enough to make something else apple-y but I think I may just do another pie because it is SO good. And easy....just messy :)


Kara said...

oh i have an idea! we just made apple cake and its really soft and yummy- seriously soo good! it's my grandma's recipe but if you're interested I'll send it your way!

Amy Pearce said...

I thought about making an apple cake!! I bought this little 'cooking with apples' recipe book at butlers orchard and I saw a few recipes, some had icing and some didn't. I wasn't sure whether or not to use it. Do you use icing? Yeah, I'd love the recipe!

Kara said...

ok so i was going to send you the recipe on facebook but its being slow and i figure maybe someone else might be interested too...
And I'm sure this is probably similar to ones in your book, and this one has like a brown sugar icing but it just makes it a little crisp on top- its good!

Anyway, so here's the recipe for my grandma's fresh apple cake:

4 cups chopped apples
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 teas cinnamon
2 teas baking soda
1 teas salt
1 cup oil
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Peel and chop apples into small pieces, stir lemon juice over, and set aside. Beat sugar and eggs together until fluffy. Mix dry ingredients together and then add to egg mixture. Add apples and oil as well, (and nuts and raisins-optional).
Bake in bunt pan 50-60 min at 350. Sheet cake 20-25 min at 350 (this is the long flat one, not the one you would use for a square cake). Cupcakes 15-20 minutes.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter

Melt butter and brown sugar until melted. Frost topping on warm cake immediately after removing from oven.

Amy Pearce said...

yumm, thanks!! :)