Soon it will be time to gather the fall apple crop. Here is one of our family favorites.
Preheat oven 350*
Grease baking dish
2 c. sliced apples ( I like Jonathan’s best for cooking)
1 T. flour
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/8 t. salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
Put apples into greased baking dish. Mix other ingredients and sprinkle over apples
1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1/8 t. soda
1/8 t. baking powder
1/4 c. butter
Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter as for pastry. Spread over apples mixture from part 1.
Bake 350* for 40 min.
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Stephenson’s Apple Fritters
This time of the year screams Apple Fritters to me. One of my favorite items from Stephenson’s apple farm here in the Kansas City area was their apple fritters. I looked for them in their cookbook, but the nearest I could find was their fresh peach fritters, so I’ll make the proper alterations in the recipe for apple fritters.
1 cup unsifted flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon each ginger, nutmeg and allspice
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons each of milk, melted butter, and molasses
1/3 cup diced apples
Mix dry ingredients. Stir in rest of ingredients except apples and powdered sugar, just until smooth. Fold in apples. Drop from a teaspoon* into deep hot fat and fry at 350 degrees about 2 minutes, or until crisp and brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll in powdered sugar. Serve immediately.
*Dip spoon into the hot fat between fritters. This makes the batter slip easily off the spoon.
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One Bowl Apple Cake – This cake is so moist and rich and just perfect for this time of year. (and easy to make!)
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1 3/4 cups sugar
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup oil
6 medium Gala or Fuji or Honey Crisp apples
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil. Peel and slice the apples and add to mixture in bowl (coating as you go to keep apples from turning brown.) Mix together the baking soda and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well (best with a fork) until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased one 9×13 or two 9″ round pans. Bake for approximately 55 minutes.
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