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10/20/08 7:27 P

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Jhianna - you posted just fine!

Gang! - I bought one of those apple peelers, corers, slicers - I'm in LOVE! Best gadget that I've ever splurged on.

Edited by: SEAMYST at: 10/20/2008 (19:28)
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10/20/08 12:50 P

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I used that recipe last year when hubby's coworker brought us a bag of apples off his tree. Turned out wonderful (but I peeled everything - may have to try it this year with the peels on, thanks for that!).

I used recipes from that same site to make rhubarb butter and peach butter this year. The rhubarb was interesting, but needed a little more sugar than I put in. The peach is amazing.

(Hello - first time posting to the team page, so I don't know the protocol.)

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10/15/08 10:17 P

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Seems to be coming out just fine. I'm not going to make too much of it since I think mom and I are probably the only ones that will eat it. Am doing some for Christmas gift baskets (I weave baskets for fun)

I still have more apples to go and have decided to purchase a peeler.

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10/15/08 2:37 P

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How did it turn out? I am excited to hear what your results were!

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10/10/08 11:48 P

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I start tomorrow on those apples. I'm so glad you tried it with the peels, because I hate peeling fruits/veggies. We would probably eat more of them if I was willing to peel more stuff. has to go back to my childhood and my grandmother peeling stuff so thin you could almost see through the peel - mine were never thin enough. But she still loves me and I don't peel anything around her!

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10/8/08 10:14 P

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I used this recipe! It turned out fantastic!
http://www.pickyourown.org/applebutter.h
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The applesauce recipe (since it is the precursor to apple butter) says to sieve the apple sauce, but I didn't...I left it all the peels and such in there, then when you blend the apple butter at the end it all gets mashed up anyway and adds more flavor. Its really not as time consuming as it sounds, I promise!

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10/8/08 9:29 P

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"Baked" Apple halves with Maple Cream - Prevention Guide Slow Cooker Recipe Book (Display until 12/3/08)

2 Large apples, halved lengthwise and cored
4 tsp margarine cut into small pieces
1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup evaporated milk (I wonder if FF would work??)
2 Tablespoon pure maple syrup

1. Chill small mixing bowl. Place apples flesh side up in 4 qt. or larger slow cooker and dot with margarine. Pour orange juice and vinegar over top.

2. Cover. Cook on low 2 - 3 hours or until apples are soft but still hold their shape. remove apples to plate and pour juice from cooker into small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce 3-4 minutes, until liquid is thick and syrupy. set aside.

3. Whip milk and maple syrup in chilled bowl with electric mixer at high speed, 3-5 minutes, until misture thickens. Top each apple half with 1 1/2 tablespoons maple cream and rizzle with 1 tablespoon reserved fruit syrup.

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10/7/08 10:25 P

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Dangle the carrot in front of me! emoticon

where's that recipe for awesome apple butter?

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10/7/08 9:45 P

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You could make apple butter! It doesn't require you to peel the apples. I made some a few weeks ago and it turned out wonderfully.

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10/7/08 8:57 P

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NEED HELP - I've only ever dried apples for later use! I'm covered up with apples (rome and mutsi) I'm going to freeze/can these for use later and would like

1. Easy way to peel them so I don't kill my hands (arthritis)
2. Can I prepare them, freeze in a pie plate and then pop the frozen shaped apples into a pie shell later for baking a pie? (looking for fast/easy later)
3. Prepare them in a crockpot so I don't have to watch them too close and then pack in either freezer bags or canning jars
4. Recipes and how tos



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10/7/08 1:32 P

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Your beef stew sounds delicious! I'm going to try it this weekend. emoticon

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10/7/08 12:48 P

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mmm, turbocat, that sounds really good!

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TURBOCAT72's Photo TURBOCAT72 Posts: 23
10/7/08 11:30 A

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1/2 stick butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
12 cups popped, plain, popcorn
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups candy corn

Place candy corn and popcorn in a bowl. Melt butter and marshmallows together in a separate bowl; add vanilla and salt to melted mixture, and stir. Pour over the candy corn and popcorn and stir together. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, than form into balls and place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Allow the candy corn popcorn balls to set until firm before eating.


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10/6/08 5:40 P

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Apple Cider Beef Stew

1 1/2 to 2 lbs lean beef stew meat
about 1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp olive oil
6 potatoes, cubed
6 carrots, sliced
2 apples, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
2 cups apple cider

Heat oil in a large skillet,mix pepper, thyme and flour in a big ziploc bag. Add meat to bag a little at a time and shake to cover. Remove from bag and cook in skillet until brown. Drain oil/fat off. Pour apple cider into skillet with meat and stir. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes. Poor cider and meat into crock pot. Add veggies and apples. Cover and cook on low to medium heat 6 to 8 hours or until veggies are cooked through.
Makes the house smell wonderful!


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10/5/08 3:15 P

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Will also make the house smell good emoticon

Ingredients
1/2 gallon apple cider
3 cups cranberry juice
4 cups water
1 fresh orange studded with
8 - 10 cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
1 whole nutmeg, grated
4 cardamom pods
to taste - butterscotch flavoring

Directions
Combine all ingredients
High for 2 hours, then keep warm on low.
Add water or apple juice as needed.



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10/5/08 2:53 P

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post your favorite fall recipe!

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