These are a few of our favourites. Hope you enjoy them too! Try the salad with leftover holiday turkey!
Skor Bar Apple Dip
This easy & unusual dip is great for a crowd!
Layer softened cream cheese on the bottom of a shallow dish. A glass pie plate works well.
Top with a layer of butterscotch or caramel sauce: either homemade or from the store.
Then cover with crushed Skor bars. We buy the packages of 4 or more bars.
Dip sliced apples in a little lemon juice and water to stop them from browning or try using Cortland apples. For a nice presentation use some red and some green apples!
Serve the dip with the sliced apples.
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
We make a double batch and freeze in individual portions.
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, sliced
7 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
3 tablespoons curry powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
½ cup raisins
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup sour cream or yogurt
Place squash, apples and water in large soup pot, cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Melt butter in a skillet and add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add cilantro, carrots and celery and sauté for 5 minutes. Add curry powder, cumin and raisins and sauté for 5 minutes. Add skillet contents to squash and apples. Add broth, cover and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Purée soup contents in food processor or blender. Return to pot and add sour cream or yogurt and salt if desired. Mix well and cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Do not boil.
Makes 8 – 10 servings
¼ c. shortening or margarine
¾ c. white sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
1 egg, beaten
1 c. flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1 ½ c. chopped apples
1 tbsp. cream or milk
Cream shortening and sugar. Add vanilla and beaten egg.
Stir together dry ingredients and add, stirring just to moisten.
Gently add apples and cream.
Fill greased muffin cups and bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes.
Add a cup of grated cheddar to the mixture before baking if desired or serve with a slice of cheese!
Randy’s Baked or Microwaved Apples
Core 1 apple for each person and place in small dish.
Mix together 2 tablespoons of raisins,
1 tablespoon of brown sugar and ¼ teaspoon of
cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice for each serving.
Add nuts, dates, mincemeat, chutney,
dried or candied fruit if you wish.
Stuff apple with mixture
Microwave on High 2-3 minutes
until apple is soft and fluffy.
Add 1 tablespoon of cider, apple juice or water
per apple to dish
and bake at 350º for about 45 minutes.
Let stand until cool enough to eat.
Enjoy with ice cream, sour cream
or a slice of cheese.
2 pounds stewing beef or pork
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups apple cider or juice
¼ teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
¼ tablespoon pepper
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons cooking oil
4 carrots, chopped
3 potatoes, peeled & quartered
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1 cup mushrooms or Brussels sprouts
Combine flour and spices. Dredge meat in
flour mixture and brown in hot oil. Stir in
cider/juice, vinegar and ½ cup water. Cook and stir to boiling. Reduce heat and add veggies and apple. Cook slowly for 1½ –2 hours. Add mushrooms in last 15 minutes.
from Simmering Suppers Harrowsmith Kitchens
Apple Chicken Salad
3-4 Cups cooked chicken or turkey
1 cup sliced celery
2 unpeeled apples, cored and chopped
1/3 cup sliced green or red onion
1/3 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/3 cup chopped pecans, cashews or walnuts
1 tablespoon fresh parsley or oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Combine above ingredients in medium bowl
Combine to make Dressing:
½ cup mayonnaise OR
¼ cup mayonnaise + ¼ cup sour cream
2 tablespoons cider vinegar or plain vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons mustard
Toss dressing with salad and refrigerate at least two hours before serving.
Stuff into pitas or bread for lunch with a little cheddar or blue cheese on the side. Mini pitas make a great appetizer. Serves 6 as a side dish