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Rent an Apple Tree

Are you searching for the perfect gift for a great gift for the upcoming holidays, or perhaps a birthday or anniversary? Or, maybe you have always wanted your own apple tree, but More »

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Growing Apples

Part of the pleasure of growing apple trees on your own property derives from biting into freshly-plucked fruit. So getting a bumper crop from your orchard in fall, eating a few of More »

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Apple Orchard takes a bite at Organic

PLEASANT MOUNT – An apple orchard on a Wayne County farm predating the Civil War may find new life as an organic operation. “You take a chance with any agriculture,” said Dolores More »

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Growing Apples: Pollination

While I am, indeed, recommending the staggered approach, I must emphasize that by no means do I suggest you should be growing apple trees of just one variety per season. Rather, you More »

Baked Brie 2.0

So, the baked brie with apples recipe we shared earlier in the year has officially been taken to the next level! I was experimenting in the kitchen the other night and this is what I came up with… Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Brie
  • Granny Smith Apple
  • Brown Sugar
  • Crescent Rolls
  • 3 Tbs Butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Slice the brie in half and layer the brown sugar and thin slices of apple in the middle

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2. Replace the top half of the brie and repeat the process of another layer of apples and brown sugar.

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3. Wrap the brie in the crescent rolls and coat with melted butter and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

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Enjoy!

Mulligatawny Soup

mull soupNeed a little more spice in your life?  No, you don’t need to learn how to salsa or mambo, you could just try this delicious recipe for mulligatawny soup  Mulligatawny, meaning “pepper water” and curry give this the little bit of kick you’ve been craving.  And the best part?  It’s got apples!  Thanks to all recipes for the awesome guide!

 

Mulligatawny Soup

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, heated

Directions

  1. Saute onions, celery, carrot, and butter in a large soup pot. Add flour and curry, and cook 5 more minutes. Add chicken stock, mix well, and bring to a boil. Simmer about 1/2 hour.
  2. Add apple, rice, chicken, salt, pepper, and thyme. Simmer 15-20 minutes, or until rice is done.
  3. When serving, add hot cream.
  4. Enjoy!  Be sure to have some water handy in case it’s too hot! :)

 

 

Apple, Grape, and Celery Salad

med103097_0907_applegrp_vertNeed a delicious new salad idea for a family dinner?  Try this fresh new option straight from Martha Stewart , an Apple, Grape and Celery Salad!  Super easy, super healthy, and super delicious.  What more could you ask for?!

 

Apple, Grape, and Celery Salad

Serves 4

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal, with leaves for garnish
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 tbsp white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pecans on rimmed baking sheet, and bake until lightly browned, 4-6 minutes
  2. In a large bowl, combine celery, apples, grapes, vinegar and oil.  Season with salt and pepper, toss to combine.  Garnish with celery leaves.
  3. Enjoy!

Apple Pie Cake

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Ingredients:

  • Topping

    • 1cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
    • 1/2cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/4teaspoon salt
    • 1/2cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • Apple Mixture

    • 6apples, peeled, thinly sliced
    • 3tablespoons packed brown sugar
    • 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2teaspoons lemon juice
  • Cake

    • 1box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
    • 1 1/3cups water
    • 1/3cup oil
    • 3eggs

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. 2In medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar and the salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  3. 3In another medium bowl, gently stir together Apple Mixture ingredients; set aside.
  4. 4In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  5. 5Spread apple mixture evenly over cake batter. Sprinkle Topping evenly over top.
  6. 6Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Enjoy!!

Wheat Berry Apple Salad

wheatberry11Hey everybody, great news!  I am officially a college graduate! Which means, more time to find awesome apple recipes and bring them to you!  This one, from Savoring the Thyme  looks incredible, and could easily be a picnic cornerstone.

 

Wheat Berry Apple Salad

Ingredients (unfortunately, the website didn’t give amounts for the ingredients, so feel free to experiment!)

Cooked wheat berries*
Organic granny smith apple, chopped
Dried cranberries
Scallions or sweet onion, minced
Parsley, chopped
lemon juice
balsamic vinegar
olive oil

 

Seeing as it’s important to have the wheat berries cooked, this is an easy guide to do just that, courtesy of eatingwell.com.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups hard red winter-wheat berries, (see Tip)
  • 7 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

PREPARATION

  1. Sort through wheat berries carefully, discarding any stones. Rinse well under cool running water. Place in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse. To serve hot, use immediately. Otherwise, follow the make-ahead instructions.

Directions

Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Whisk the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and olive oil until well combined. Toss with salad.

 

Enjoy!

 

Brie and Apple Crescent Rolls

As an add on to my most recent recipe, here’s another that includes Brie! If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan of this cheese… It is my favourite! Many thanks to Dancing Branflakes for giving us this amazing recipe! I will be making it this weekend for my boyfriend when he gets to Florida to join me, I will make sure to absolutely let you know how it comes out! Not only is it delicious, it is also aesthetically pleasing! Check it out-

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Ingredients:

  • Crescent Rolls
  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Candied Pecans
  • Brie
  • Honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Get your crescents ready on a baking sheet (homemade or store bought)
  3. Slice a peeled apple into one inch slices.
  4. Layer the dough with Brie, apple, pecans, and a drizzle of honey.
  5. (as pictured below)

 


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