Delicious, Nutritious and Easy Apple Recipes

I remember one signal of the approaching winter in my household growing up was in the fall when my parents would take the kids out apple picking. I didn't really appreciate the activity at the time, thinking the best part was the hay ride on the tractor and getting bored quickly once it was over. I also have a vague recollection of riding a horse...

Nonetheless, I think the experience was valuable. I strongly believe that kids need to see first-hand where their food is coming from and to learn to distinguish between nourishing foods grown in the soil versus questionable foods created in the lab. Those clips on Sesame Street showing where your food is coming from are great, but nothing beats actually doing it.

But I digress. What I'm getting at here is that apples are really good for you!

Apples are hands down my favourite fruit. And, quite recently, the Fuji has replaced the Macintosh as my absolute favourite variety, but really I love them all. Red or Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala; I'll take any. There are said to be a staggering 7500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world.

Many studies have found eating apples regularly helps to reduce the risks of strokes. Apples are a great way to increase the fibre in your diet as they contain both soluble and insoluble fibre. Apples are also high in an important mineral called boron, which is important for bone density and helps prevent osteoporosis.

And make sure to eat the peel, too. About two-thirds of the apple's fibre and almost all of the antioxidants are in the skin of the apple and almost 50% of the vitamin C content is located just below the peel. Apples are also rich in phytochemicals like phenoylics, carotenoids and flavonoids including quercitin, a heart disease and cancer fighter.

Apples make for a perfect snack. They're easily transportable, small and they taste fantastic. I find they help take the edge off of hunger when eaten a half hour or so before a meal. So whether you're cooking them or eating them raw, apples are a great addition to your diet.

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

Fresh Apple Crisp for Dessert or Snacks
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” So, when apples are available in abundance, why not use them for some easy apple crisp recipe. You can use fresh apple crisp for desserts or snacks and make people around you happy. As this is a healthy snack, kids will enjoy this meal anytime of the day and moms will also not complain.

Simple Apple Crisp is the Perfect Meal Topper
Isn’t it a great idea! In fact, even moms and other members in your family can enjoy a low fat apple crisp. The apple crisp recipe is sure to give you less fats and more health.

Easy apple crisp recipe is one of the preferred recipes among people of all age groups. There are various ways that you can use to change the flavour of apple crisp as many times as you wish. At the same time, an easy apple crisp recipe is one of some easy ways that nutritious apples can be put to use.

Recipe for Apple Crisp
To prepare your easy apple crisp recipe, assemble ingredients, preheat the oven and go to town.

The first thing that you need for an easy apple crisp recipe is 5-6 large apples. Granny Smith or Jonathan are best.  Stick to the hard, crisp, slightly tart variety for the best result.

Other ingredients of healthy apple crisp include 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal, 1/3 cup of butter, ½ cup of flour, and ¾ cup of brown sugar. Along with these ingredients, you will also require some cinnamon and white sugar.  The above quantity of ingredients will serve about 5-6 people.

After you have gathered all the ingredients, you may immediately start preparing the delicious apple crisp.

The steps to make an apple crisp are very easy. You have the option to use peeled or unpeeled apples for this apple crisp recipe.

1. First step of this process is to slice the apples and put them in a baking dish.
2. Then sprinkle some cinnamon and white sugar over these slices of apples.
3. Then, mix all the remaining ingredients with a fork and sprinkle them also over apple slices.
4. Finally, bake the sprinkled apple slices at 350 degrees in oven.
5. The time required to prepare apple crisp is 35 minutes.

For your gluten free apple crisp leave out the flour.

Now the Crisp is now ready to be served hot. You can serve this low fat apple crisp as a dessert after a meal or you can serve it as a snack during evenings.  It's great topped off with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This is one of the simplest baking dishes that you can prepare at home. You can add some pastries or oats as topping to make it more delicious.

Grandma's Apple Recipes

Well then here are some of my grandmothers apple recipes.

Crystal's Sour Apple Tart

  • 1 quart of whip cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 pie shell
  • 2 green apples
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 large eggs
The first step would be to pell and thinly slice the apples and fill the pie shell with the apple slices. The second step would be to preheat the oven at 350 degrees F and mix all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. The final step would be to pour the mixture over the apples and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Mia's Apple Cobbler
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 4 large peeled granny smith apples
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Step number one would be to place the apples at the bottom of a lightly greased 8x8 baking pan. The second step would be to the sugar, cinnamon, egg, and flour together until it looks like cornmeal. Step number three would be to sprinkle the mixture on top of the apples along with melted butter. The final step would be to bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Grandma's Apple Muffins
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large cooked and mashed apples

Step number one grease 12 muffin cups or line with some muffin liners. The second step would be to mix sugar, butter, and eggs together in a medium bowl. The third step would be to add vanilla and apples and beat until smooth. The fourth step would be to mix salt, flour, and baking powder. The fourth step would be to spoon the mixture into the muffin cups or liners and bake at 350 degrees F until lightly browned.

Tripple Dipple Apple Mousse
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • 4 large cooking apples
  • 1 ½ cup of water
  • ¾ cup of sugar

The first step would be to peel and core the apples. The second step would be to slice the apples thinly and place them in a large sauce pan. The third step would be to add sugar and water; then cook until the apples are soft. The fourth step would be to sprinkle in the cornstarch and stir to avoid clumps. The fifth step would be to add the lemon juice and to place the mix in a blender. The final step would be to blend until smooth and then chill.

Do you have any fantastic recipes that incorporate apples? What are your favourite varieties? Have your say below in the comment section.

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