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Last week, I shared my favourite apple recipe: apple pie squares.
It was a hit and your response and willingness to share your favourites was overwhelming. While I encourage you to continue to share, here are a couple that you might like to try:
This is a simple one but as Anna Gray from PEI says: “There is nothing better than homemade applesauce with hand-picked apples, and it is so easy to do.”
Birch Hill Applesauce
Made (2-4) 5oo ml jars
3 to 4 pounds of peeled, cored, and quartered Arlington Orchards McIntosh apples
3 tbsps of lemon juice
½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup of dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup of apple juice or apple cider
½ tsp salt
A good splash of maple syrup
Put all of the ingredients into a large pot. Stir. Cover the pot. Heat on high heat until the liquid in the pot starts to boil. Lower the heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the apples are completely cooked through and tender. Remove the pot from the heat. Mash the cooked apples with a potato masher. Add more sugar to taste if not sweet enough. If too sweet, add more lemon juice. Serve either hot or chilled. Freezes easily in jars and lasts up to one year in a cold freezer.
This, from Marian MacLellan:
“I would like to share my favourite apple recipe with you. I have tried several different apple crisp recipes, but this one is tops with me. Thank you for sharing your caramel apple pie squares. I must make them later today. I love baking with apples too and especially this time of year. My husband and I both enjoy reading your column every morning. Thank you!”
The Best Apple Crisp recipe
Prep 30 m
Cook 45 m
Ready in 1 h 20 m
10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon and nutmeg together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all.
Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes
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Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network