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Easy Things to Make With Apples

Parul Solanki Nov 25, 2018
Juicy, fresh apples can be used for the amazing apple pies and the crumbles. Read more about food items to make with apples.
Walk into a grocery store any time of the year and you will surely come across with those delicious, red apples. Having originated from Central Asia, apples are probably one of the most cultivated fruits around the world. In fact, it was one of the first fruits to be cultivated around the world and has a no. of references in the mythological stories.
In 2005, around 55 million tons of apples were grown worldwide. Apart from sinking your teeth into crisp, juicy fruits, apples can also be used for a number of recipes such as apple cider, juice, and yummy desserts such as apple pie, apple crumble, apple crisp, and apple cake. Here are some of the easy, quick, and delicious things to make with apples.

Easy Things to Make With Apples

Apple Crisp Recipe

  • 3 pounds tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter (½ stick)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
How to Make:
Apple crisp, made with the old-fashioned topping of crunchy oats, is quite simple to make. For making this dessert, peel and chop the tart apples. Toss them into a large bowl and add some lemon juice to it. 
In another bowl add the cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Mix this up and add it to the apples. Toss to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the oats with the flour and the sugar. Cut the butter into 7 to 8 pieces and add it to the flour. Use a pastry blender to mix the ingredients and then add in the chopped nuts. Use a square baking dish and butter to it.
Spread the apple mixture on the bottom and then add the flour mixture atop it. Bake the apple crisp for around thirty five to forty minutes till the apples turn tender and the topping is browned. Serve this warm, crispy, yummy dessert with some vanilla ice cream.

Apple Crumble Recipe

For the Crumble
  • 300 g plain flour, sieved pinch of salt
  • 175 g unrefined brown sugar
  • 200 g unsalted butter, cubed at room temp.
  • Knob of butter for greasing
For the Filling
  • 450 g apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1 cm pieces
  • 50 unrefined brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. plain flour
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
How to Make:
Heat the oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, add the flour and the sugar. Now add some cubes of butter and add it to the flour. Use a pastry mixture to mix it till it resembles breadcrumbs. Now put the cut apples in another bowl and add in the sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
Butter a 9-inch square baking dish and spoon the fruit mixture on it. Add the crumble mixture on top and bake the apple crumble for forty five minutes till the topping is browned and the fruit mixture is bubbling. Serve with thick cream.

Homemade Applesauce Recipe

  • 3 to 4 lbs of peeled, cored, and quartered apples
  • 4 strips of lemon peel
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 inches of cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup of dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
How to Make:
Before making applesauce, you need to decide the texture of the sauce, that is whether you want it chunky or smooth. For making the delicious applesauce, place all the ingredients in a large pot and cover.
Place it on medium heat and let the ingredients simmer for around half an hour. Now remove from heat and take out the lemon peels and the cinnamon sticks. Allow it to cool before you refrigerate it. Serve with vanilla ice cream or vanilla yogurt.

Spicy Apple Cider Recipe

  • 8 cups pressed Apple Juice
  • 1 orange, cut into ¼″ slices
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Spiced rum
How to Make:
For this homemade apple cider recipe, place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring it to a boil for around 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for half an hour. Strain, add a shot of spiced rum to each glass, and enjoy this great recipe.
Cooking with apples and the things to make with apples are not just easy and delicious but is a great favorite at parties and family functions. So whether it is a Halloween party or Thanksgiving celebration, make sure that you try out these amazing apple recipes for a great dinner.