Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Apples are an American standard for autumn. Although this dish is delicate to make, it is well worth the time. Custard filled apples with meringue and sugar, what’s not to like?

A recipe from the 18th Century says:
“Core them as the last, and fill them with a good marrow cream; baste the outside with the whites of eggs, to make as much fine sugar stick to it as possible; bake them in a slow oven upon the dish you intend for the table and serve them hot or cold.”
— Dalrymple, George. “The Practice of Modern Cookery”

Today, we have many kinds of apples to choose from.

  • 4 apples (red variety such as Red Delicious or Roma)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed )
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup crushed nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Wash and core apples leaving the bottoms intact. Peel top half of apples.
  3. Butter a square pan.
  4. Add cored apples to the square pan.
  5. Using a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, maple syrup and nuts.
  6. Stuff apples until overflowing, and allow extra mixture to fall into the pan.
  7. Cover with foil.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until the apples are tender.

Serve at room temperature and top with small marshmallows or ice cream.

Equipment List:

  • Bowl or cutting board
  • Medium sized pan
  • Peeler
  • Apple Corer
Dessert, Fruit
American

Autumn Chicken Stew

Autumn Chicken Stew

  • 3 cups Butternut Squash or pumpkin
  • 6 tablespoons Chilli-flavored Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion (large, chopped)
  • 3 teaspoons ginger (freshly grated or 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon (ground)
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (chopped into bite-sized pieces)
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes (2 ½ cups)
  • 3 -6 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed, 2 ½ cups)
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons coriander (freshly chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch (mixed well with (optional))
  • 6 tablespoons water (optional)
  1. Peel the pumpkin or squash. Cut the squash in ½ lengthwise (from top to bottom), remove any seeds then cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a large pan, heat the oil and fry the onion for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon and, if using the ground ginger, stir that in too, if you are using fresh ginger, it will be added later.
  4. Cook for a couple more minutes and then remove onions to a plate, then brown the chicken. Add more oil if needed to help brown the chicken. Chicken needs to be browned on all sides.
  5. Add the tomatoes and sugar.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper if you like, although the dish may not need any, and then add the chickpeas and squash.
  7. Evenly mix, then cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender.
  8. If using fresh ginger, add it in about half way through this process.
  9. Thicken stew to the desired consistency mixing and adding a bit of cornstarch and water. Cook stew for a couple minutes to thicken.
  10. Stir in the chopped coriander just before serving.

Tools Necessary-

  • Soup Pot
  • Sauté Pan
  • Wooden Spoon or
  • Spatula
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Serving dish
Main Dish
American

Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce

Apple sauce or applesauce is a purée made of apples. It can be made with peeled or unpeeled apples and a variety of spices. Flavorings or sweeteners such as sugar or honey are also commonly added. How you change up the mix is what makes this recipe so exciting.

On one making of this recipe, you may want smoother or chunkier apples. While at other times you may prefer a special set of spices for whatever it is you are using it for. Laktes, pork chops, pork tenderloin with cherries – and seasonally you can change the apples you use as well.

Find your favorite, be sure to write it down so that you can tell everyone how great your version of apple sauce is.

Apples are loaded with vitamin C and have fiber.

Apple Sauce

  • 4 apples (peeled, cored, and chopped)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (white or brown )
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (ground )
  • A few drops lemon juice (optional)
  1. Using a medium sized saucepan on medium heat, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft.
  3. Turn off the stove and allow mixture to cool for a few minutes.
  4. Mash the mixture with a fork or potato masher to make apple sauce.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Great apples to use are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonathan, Mcintosh, or Gravenstein. The apples vary in sweetness throughout the year, so taste a piece before adding sugar. If the apple is too sweet, add less sugar. Apple sauce is usually served with pork chops, potato latkes, on its own as a side dish.

Equipment List:

Soup pot or Sauté pan
Wooden spoon or spatula
Cutting board
Chef’s knife
Serving bowl

Fruit, Side
American