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Crock Pot Applesauce

 

Honey Crisp Apples make delicious applesauce.

Honey Crisp Applesauce Plain and Cinnamon

Honey Crisp Applesauce, Plain and Cinnamon

We were in central Indiana last week, passed an orchard by New Castle, Indiana and could not resist the big sign of Honey Crisp Apples.  So we bought a few, they were so large and nice.  After a apple crumb pie, apple salad, applesauce, apples with cabbage, fried apples, snacking on apples, we needed more apples.  This time we got seconds, said to be used for cooking, well, they were as good as the prime apples for eating. 

Plain Crock Pot Honey Crisp Applesauce

Plain Crock Pot Honey Crisp Applesauce

Applesauce, just right for snack time or on top of toast.

Applesauce is a favorite fruit to have on hand for desserts, eating on bread or to use in baking.  This time I decided to get out the crock pot.  That really makes it easy and a time saver to do other things while the apples are cooking. 

Crock Pot Honey Crisp Applesauce

Crock Pot Honey Crisp Applesauce

I did plain applesauce: cooked  apples and put  the sauce  into clean jars to be kept in the refrigerator.  I did actually preserve some by using water bath canning..  I anticipated a much larger batch of applesauce.  A lot of water boiling, for cleaning jars and for water bath kettle for 3 pints of applesauce.  Oh well,  it was a good practice  as I do not do canning often.

Crock Pot Applesauce
 
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Cooking apples in a crock pot is easy and a quick way to make applesauce, plain or cinnamon.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 pints
Ingredients
  • 15 large apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
Instructions
  1. Put 2 tablespoon lemon juice into large bowl.
  2. Peel, core and cut apples into 1½ inch chunks or 8ths put into the large bowl.
  3. Stir frequently to get the lemon juice on the apples to prevent browning.
  4. Put into the crock pot.
  5. Add the water, sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Cook in the crock pot for 2 hours on high.
  7. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.
  8. Put into clean pint jars and cover with lids,
  9. Store in refrigerator to use.
  10. Or store cans on the shelf after water bath canning.
Notes
This is not my original recipe. The internet and cookbooks are similar; it varies by quantity of ingredients, much is to your tastes. For plain applesauce, omit the cinnamon. Run through the food processor or blender if a smoother applesauce is desired...................................................................................cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox®. All rights reserved.

Honey Crisp Applesauce Plain and Cinnamon

Honey Crisp Applesauce, Plain and Cinnamon

For recipes using applesauce, check out this sites:

Simply Recipes.com – Applesauce Spice Cake

foodnetwork.com – Roasted Pork Loin with Cider and Chunky Applesauce

Popsugar.com – Recipes Using Applesauce

 

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Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed- Apple Muffins

adapted from Hodgson Mill® Milled Flax Seed

Whole Wheat Flax’n Apple Muffins

I can’t take credit for this great recipe.  This is an adaption of Hodgson Mill® recipe for terrific moist muffins. They are quick and easy to make and even quicker and easier to eat.  Muffins are a such a treat to have in the morning for breakfast. or a late evening snack.  They can be packed in school or work lunches

Flax Seed Benefits

Flax seed is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.  A very good source for Vitamin 1, copper, manganese and fiber.  According to ” the world’s healthiest foods www.wh.org.*  there are several benefits of having flax seed in your diet.  The chronic diseases are helped through the benefits of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory in omega-3 oils, i.e. cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention, improving digestive health and post-menopausal symptoms.

Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins
 
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An adaption of a Hodgson Mill recipe for a moist muffin for breakfast, snack or lunch.
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Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup unbleached flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1½ cups finely chopped Gala apples
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Grease or line muffin tins with paper cups. Use the regular size tins.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients together, blend with a whisk.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the egg, oil and milk.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and blend, do not beat.
  6. Fold in the chopped apples. The batter is thick.
  7. Fill the muffin cups ⅔ full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted will come out clean.
Notes
Walnuts, pecans or almonds may be folded in with the apples...............Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

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Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Suggestions for serving with

Red Anjou Pears

Red Anjou Pears

Beef Barley Soup with Toasted French Bread

Beef Barley Soup 

Baked Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

Baked Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

 

 

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Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

On a recent trip to Nienaber’s Farm Market in southern Indiana, the butternut squash and acorn squash were abundant.  The beauty of the fall season is something to behold when the sun is shining. They also had gourds of many shapes and sizes.

Nienaber'sFarm Market

At Nienaber’s Farm Market

This trip I did not get any pumpkins.  I have to admit I prefer my pumpkin out of a can, already cooked, scraped and puree.  Now when the children were little, we had our pumpkins to carve.  Now they carve for their children.  Pumpkins are also nice for home decorations this time of the year.

Acorn and Butternut Squash

Acorn and Butternut Squash

The  butternut squash beauty on the right was selected for the autumn tart.  The wonderful thing about this entree tart it is as tasty as  eating dessert.  In this  particular tart I used shredded chicken from chicken drumsticks previously cooked in the slow cooker.  Drumsticks were tried as a means of trying to be economical.  Chicken breasts are also very nice to use with this tart. Chicken was used this time as ham is not a part of this household’s diet anymore due to the high sodium.

12 inch Squash, Chicken and Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart baked in a 12-inch tart pan.

 

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

This make a wonderful tart with the ginger pastry.  It will fill a 11-12 inch tart pan giving it a thick filling.  This was a  perfect tart, it did not crumble when the tart pan rim was removed or crumble when it was cut.   Just add a green salad or vegetable with fruit for dessert and lunch is served.

Butternut Squash, Chicken, Pecan Tart with steamed broccoli

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart with steamed broccoli

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart
 
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This recipe combines a favorite autumn vegetable with chicken, pecans and apples for a dessert like entree to become a Thanksgiving favorite.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • GINGER PASTRY
  • 1½ cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • ¼ cup cold vegetable shortening
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice water
  • ------------
  • TART FILLING
  • 3 cups butternut squash, parboiled, cut in ½ inch cubes
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh nutmeg, grated
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, diced in ½ inch cubes
  • ½ cup finely diced apple (Gala)
  • ¾ cup coarsely broken pecans.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 F. Grease a 12-inch tart pan or 12 inch pie plate.
  2. PASTRY
  3. Combine flour, sugar, ginger and Sea Salt in bowl.
  4. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter and shortening until dough is the size of peas.
  5. Add ice water, tablespoon at a time.
  6. Mix with a fork until dough holds together.
  7. Shape into flat disc, wrap in wax paper and chill 30 minutes.
  8. Lightly flour bread board and roll out into a 13-inch circle.
  9. Fit into the tart pan or pie pan, trim the edge.
  10. Cover with damp cloth while assembling the filling.
  11. FILLING
  12. Peel and parboil butternut squash until tender but not mushy. Drain
  13. Cut squash into ½ inch cubes, set aside.
  14. In a large bowl, combine honey, sugar, melted butter and eggs.
  15. Add cinnamon and nutmeg, stir until blended.
  16. Add diced chicken, squash, apple and pecans.
  17. Fold into batter until ingredients are coated.
  18. Pour into prepared pastry.
  19. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until filling is set.
  20. Cool on rack slightly before removing rim of tart pan.
  21. Serve while hot.
Notes
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Cabbage Apple Slaw Netta Belle’s Choice

One of the advantages of social media food communities, it gets me out of my box.  I look at all the food pictures and the recipes which give me ideas.  Some I don’t adventure into as they are beautiful, but  I am not ready to attempt.  Those are usually beautiful to look upon are desserts and too fattening, but would be oooh so good. Hurrah for the chefs and creators!

Cabbage Apple Slaw

I saute shredded cabbage and apples with caraway seed. Why not try apple salad ingredients with shredded cabbage.  I like to use Gala apples or Golden Delicious apples, use the apple of your choice. Cabbage Apple Slaw is a salad give many benefits to health.

Health Benefits

*Cabbage is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C, antioxidants for protection against disease.
Apples provide fiber to maintain digestive health.
Walnuts are high in vitamin E, copper and magnesium are heart-healthy nutrients.
Celery is recommended to lower cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
Sunflower seeds contain plant sterols which can lower LDL cholesterol.
Raisins provide potassium, fiber and iron, also to promote better heart health.
Ginger aids in digestion, relieve motion sickness, and arthritis relief.

Cabbage Apple Slaw

Cabbage Apple Slaw-Netta Belle’s Choice

Cabbage Apple Slaw Netta Belle's Choice
 
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A heart-healthy crispy salad of cabbage, apples, celery and walnuts. A salad for all seasons.
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Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded white cabbage
  • 2 chopped apples in ½-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ to ¼ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup salted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup white raisins
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced
  • DRESSING
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup lite mayonnaise
  • ⅛ teaspoon celery seed
Instructions
  1. Put the shredded cabbage in a large bowl.
  2. Dice the apples, stir in the lemon juice to prevent browning of the apples.
  3. Add apples to the bowl of cabbage.
  4. Add the celery, walnuts, sunflower seeds, raisins and ginger.
  5. DRESSING
  6. Heat the honey 10 seconds in microwave to liquefy honey to enhance blending.
  7. Stir in the lemon juice, mayonnaise and celery seed.
  8. Blend ingredients to smooth sauce,
  9. Pour over the cabbage apple slaw and stir to mix.
  10. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Notes
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*Yeager, Selene and the Editors of Prevention, The Doctors Book® of Food Remedies. 2007.

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