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KELEKONA
Posts: 605
9/22/11 11:01 A

My best use for apples is to cook pork chops under them. (My method results in soggy pork chops that taste like Rosemary and whatever else was in the pan with them.)

I read a recipe that involved mixing ground chicken with apples and spinach to make chicken nuggets.

I imagine the mixing chopped apples with squash, carrot, or sweet potato would make a lovely mashed side. (Or mashed topping for a fall casserole.)

I like this recipe. http://www.applerecipes.us/apple-cake.html I replace the flour with whole-wheat and replace the sugar with 1/4 cup brown sugar, I think. It also involves using lemon juice on the apple, but I don't think it's too important.



LINNEA918
Posts: 75
9/20/11 9:29 P

Thanks for the recipes. I'll also share my no-cook apple uses:

- Sliced apple on a tortilla with a tablespoon of reduced fat peanut butter. YUM!
- Add chopped apples, raisins, and a tablespoon of reduced fat peanut butter to plain cooked oatmeal.



ACCEPTHECHLNGE
SparkPoints: (96,631)
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Posts: 6,520
9/17/11 11:21 P

I try to eat an apple every day. My favorite one is a refrigerated Fuji apple. It is so juicy and sweet.
I also love apple pie, or better yet a thin-crusted apple tart, also known as Galette. Oh, it is so good.

I agree with Snoopy1960, home-made chunky applesauce is so much better then purchased apple sauce.

Happy Fall!



SNOOPY1960
Posts: 1,681
9/17/11 10:34 P

CHUNKY APPLESAUCE

8 large apples cut 4ths and peeled
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large pot combine all the ingredients.

Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. You can add a tablespoon or two of apple juice if the applesauce is looking a bit dry.

Remove from the heat; mash apples (a potato masher works well) until sauce is desired consistency. I like mine extra chunky LOL !!






ANIKAJAC
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Posts: 2,615
9/16/11 2:15 P

lately for a side dish to dinner

my mom has been microwaving an apple cutting it down middle and sprinkling cinnamon on it
(gets soft and yummy)

YOu can also cut the apples up put in a small pot, little brown sugar or honey and let slow cook on medium pour over top of low fat vanilla ice cream or in your fave yogurt



LINNEA918
Posts: 75
9/16/11 1:34 P

Since apple season has started I'm on my annual quest for EASY and somewhat HEALTHY recipes using fresh apples. If you have a good recipe pleases post it- I already have a bag of apples I picked on Monday and I want to get cooking!



 
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