9.01.2011

An apple a day...

apples
apple orchard
Our little orchard on the side of the house is overflowing...and I am desperately in need of good apple and pear recipes (and local friends who'll take fruit). Anyone have any good recipes to share?

25 comments:

Meredith said...

I love this recipe! It works really well with tart apples.

http://www.lidiasitaly.com/recipes/detail/894

Abby said...

Apple sauce! You can make it and freeze it. That's what my parents always do with their apples. Just cut them up (skins on) and cook them down and run them through a food mill. Add a little cinnamon. No sugar necessary.

beth lehman said...

I just started reading your blog - as I LOVE old farmhouses and renovations! My husband and I have lived in two - only the first may have looked worse than yours!!! (I mean... it had as much or more WORK to do!)

We have family in Western PA with a large farm and apple orchard and we do both applesauce and apple cider. I might look into getting a food mill of some kind. (http://www.lehmans.com/store/Kitchen___Canning_and_Preserving___Food_Mills___Roma__Food_Mill___070801)

We have one apple tree (here in VA) that produces summer apples. I cook them down with a little water, put them through the food mill and put cooled applesauce in gallon freezer bags. Right now the freezer is FULL! Perfect for winter and our kids ADORE it.

Keep your eyes peeled for a cider press, too!

Dana said...

I don't have a good recipe, but when I get an overflow of apples I just slice them up and freeze them. During the winter, they make awesome applesauce (and it is quick too, because freezing softens them up). I have also used the frozen apples to make pies, but they get a little mushy.

Blooming Sisters said...

Your crop looks amazing! Care to send some to NM :) You all are making some great progress on your house, I love watching it. Thanks for sharing :)

jenny said...

applesauce!! It's the easiest and fastest way to go through lots of apples quickly. Peel, core, simmer with a little water to keep from sticking. Press though a food mill or mash, and flavor with a little cinnamon, then simmer some more until desired thickness. Can in jars for enjoying during the winter!

Applesauce tastes best when you mix apples, so if you have several varities, mix them!
-jenny

Barbara's Thought of the Day said...

My suggestion for pears is...purchase a food dehydrator. They keep wonderfully to enjoy all winter.

Tilda B. Hervé said...

tarte tatin, warm apples, caramel and double cream! perfect recipe here: http://coeurdesel.com/blog/archive/2009/12/04/tarte-tatin.html

tinyparticlesoflight@blogspot.com said...

Roasted Pears with Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream!

Set oven to 400o.
Put peeled, halved, and cored pears cut side up on baking sheet. Whisk 1/3 cup Apple Juice w/ 1/3 cup Brown Sugar over med heat - add 3 TBS unsalted butter to melt. Pour sauce over pears and bake for about 30 minutes or until pears begin to brown.

Spoon pears onto plates, top with creamy vanilla ice cream, drizzle with juices.

xo
Cortnie

Melissa Haworth said...

Yep, as everyone has already said--applesauce. Kids love those countertop apple peeler/corer/slicers. You put on the apple, they spin the handle you throw the slices in a pot. We add some cinnamon and lemon juice and hot water bath can our quarts of applesauce. If only our apple tree would produce it would be a lot cheaper :)

LookWhatICanDo said...

Wish I was local!!!
We eat our weight in apples!!!

Jaimie said...

Ah, I wish I was local! My husband goes through apples like crazy.

They are really good in chicken or tuna salad.

Julia said...

apple crisp--slice the apples, pour a little water on them then sprinkle with a brown sugar/butter/oat mixture and bake. one of my fall favorites

Emilie said...

caramelized apple grill cheese sandwich ...miam!

http://aladistasio.telequebec.tv/recettes/recette.aspx?id=1080

ercipe in french but you can google translate it...it's an easy recipe with easy to find ingredients

tiffany said...

My mom makes apple pie filling and cans it for the winter. Maybe you could do that?

ps-I love your blog and read it daily!

Karen said...

I was going to say find a local cider press as well, but I see beth beat me to it (I'm from Western PA, we did this every year with apples from our one little tree, good stuff!).

I would also suggest canning the pears?

Kersey Campbell said...

I LOVE grilled cheese with sauteed apple slices. Seriously addictive.
Also, pear and apple butter. So good and lasts forever!

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Apple pies and tarts are great!

Mary said...

offer gleaning on your local freecycle and craigslist sites. you'll likely get lots of folks who would LOVE to come share the wealth!

leFiligree said...

i love apple dutch pancakes and have made this recipe for years:
http://www.marthastewart.com/333961/dutch-baby-pancake

the cardamon with apple is delish, and you can use more than 1 apple.

Coulson Macleod said...

Although it wont use up as many apples as making apple sauce, we do love this particular Sophie Dahl recipe in our home... toffee apple and pear crumble http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/toffeeapplecrumble_93626

April said...

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/honeyed-apples-ice-cream-50400000115479/

I found a recipe similar to this in a magazine recently. I'm going to give it a whirl this fall.

Dandy said...

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Silver-Palate-Sour-Cream-Apple-Pie-106665

silver palatte sour cream apple pie with apple cider in the crust. pile the apples as high as you can. absolutely scrumptious.

Nurseli said...

Apple sauce- then can it. Apple butter. Apple pan here: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1613,129189-254194,00.html
There are a lot of apple recipe's to be found at Tasty Kitchen.com
I'm jealous. I wish I had that problem. I would be canning away.

J Reuther said...

When I'm craving something sweet but not in the mood to really bake, we do baked apples.

When I want a pretty fall dessert, this one always presents well. My partner gets a little creative with presentation when I let him do the pear layer, but I go for the classic concentric circles... http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/caramelized-pear-upside-down-cake.aspx

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