3 Ways to Use Apples After Your Trip to the Orchard
Have so many apples that you’re not sure what to do with all of them? Well here are 3 sweet ideas to try out (that don’t require many additional ingredients) from No Monsters In My Bed:
Easy Apple Crisp
This really couldn’t be easier. You mix together apples, apple juice concentrate and flour and put into a greased baking dish. Then you mix together rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and more flour and sprinkle this over the filling. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes and you’ve got a tasty apple crisp to serve a la mode or on its own.
Slow Cooker Applesauce
Make a big batch of applesauce and distribute it into individual containers for your kids for their bagged lunch. All you need are the apples (peeled, cored, and sliced), water, cinnamon and sugar. Cook in the slow cooker on high for about 3 hours until apples are falling apart.
Slow Cooker Baked Apples
All I have to say about these is “yum.” You’ll need 6 large apples, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup apple juice. Here’s what you do:
Grease the crock pot with butter. Remove apple cores leaving 1/2 inch of flesh at the bottom. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar and pack into the apple cores. Arrange apples in cooker, right side up. If necessary, stack apples on top of each other, offset the stack apples so they aren’t squarely on top of each other. Place butter on each apple and sprinkle with left over cinnamon and brown sugar mix. Cook on HIGH for 2.5 to 3.5 hours, until apples are slightly soft but not mushy.
Note: the post doesn’t say what to do with the apple juice, but we’re guessing you pour it over the apples and onto the bottom of the slow cooker before you cover and cook.
Read more details about each recipe over at No Monsters in My Bed.