Alphabet cooking- "A" is for apple : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

Ok due to popular demand we will try this again! If it flies, I will continue it. What I thought was I would come up with a specific food for each letter and post recipes for that food.

To start with "A" I thought, of course, of apples. Post any apple recipes that you use regularly. I would like to find a recipe for some kind of apple-spice cake. I had one a few years back, but can't find it!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, February 19, 2002


Well Melissa, maybe this is close!

Apple Sauce Cake

3 cups flour
3 cups apple sauce
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup raisins
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Mix butter and sugar together, add eggs and mix well. Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture. Add oil and apple sauce and mix well. Stir in raisins and add nuts. Pour into a well greased and floured tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325 degrees.

-- Cheryl in KS (, February 19, 2002.

APPLE DILLY CAKE 1 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup strong coffee 1/2 cup butter 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup chopped apple 1 egg 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup chopped nuts 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp cloves 1 cup raisins 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Beat. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee. Stir in apple (not peeled), nuts and raisins. Bake in a 9 in square pan 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

I make this 1 1/2 times for a 9 x 13 pan because it is quite thick. We love it. Moist, sweet, needs no frosting. Any old apple will do but we like the hard, tart ones best.

-- Rosalie (Dee) in IN (, February 19, 2002.

Apple sauce bars

1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup of butter, 2 cups thick and chunky applesauce,1 egg, 1 teas. vanilla, 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 teas. baking soda, 1/2 teas salt, 1/2 teas cinnamon, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup chopped walnuts,


1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/8 teas. salt, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teas vanilla, 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

Heat oven to 350, IN lg. bowl combine sugar and butter, beat at medium speed, Add applesauce, egg, vanilla, continue beating until well mixed . Reduce speed to low, add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat. By hand stir in raisins and walnuts, Pour into greased 15 by 10 by 1 inch jelly roll pan, Bake for 28 mins, till golden brown. Cool Meanwhile in sauce pan, melt butter, stir in brown sugar and salt, Cook over med. heat until mixture comes to a boil, Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 mins. Remove from heat. Carefully stir in milk, Cook over medium heat 1 min. remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Beat, with wire whisk, gradually adding powdered sugar until mixture is smooth, Frost cooled bars immediately,

-- Irene texas (, February 19, 2002.

They all look great. I have a lot of applesauce I canned. I think I did about 12 bushels of apples, so this will help use them up.


butter two slices of bread, put first slice butter side down on medium griddle, put several spoons of applesauce and sprinkle with cinnamon, top with 2nd slice of bread. Grill on both sides until golden brown. Makes a great lunch or breakfast sandwich. We loved these when we were kids!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, February 19, 2002.

Oooh... I've got to try that, Melissa. I bet it'd be good with a little cream cheese in there, too!

-- Cheryl in KS (, February 19, 2002.

`Baked Apple Pancake

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

2/3 c milk

2 tbsp oil

1 egg, beaten

1/4 c butter

1/3 c brown sugar

1 medium apple, peeled and sliced

Combine first 6 ingredients as for pancake. In 8 inch oven proof skillet melt buter. Stir in brown sugar and apple slices, saute till sugar is dissolved. Pour batter over apple mixture. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Invert on plate, and serve with applesauce or syrup.

-- Gina NM (, February 19, 2002.

Easy Apple turnovers: Filling: sliced apples sugar to taste dash salt cinnamon corn starch (or equiv) a little water cook apples and water in saucepan over low until apples are clear, mix sugar, salt, cinnamon and corn starch together then dump over apples and stir, stir stir until you have a clear sauce.

Take flour tortillas, put as much filling as you like and turn it over into a half moon shape brown in a skillet with some butter, serve hot. When I had an apple tree I would can my apples without sugar, then I would just mix a jar with the other ingredients and cook them quickly.

-- kim in CO (, April 02, 2002.

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