December 22, 2014

Apple Brownies

Apple BrowniesIngredients

 ½ cup butter

 1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

 ½ teaspoon salt

 1 teaspoon vanilla

 ½ teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs

½ cup pecans (optional)

2 – 1 oz. squares unsweetened chocolate (melted)

1 cup grated apples (we use Golden  Delicious)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream softened butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Blend in chocolate. Stir in flour, salt, baking powder, and nuts. Add grated apples. Bake in an 8×8 greased pan for 25-30 minutes.

Frosting

1/3 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons cocoa

1/3 box powdered sugar

Dash of salt

2 tablespoons milk

Melt margarine, blend in coca, and add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Frost cooled brownies.

“This recipe is one our family has enjoyed. Danielle and April Stepp (third generation) entered it in apple cooking contests for kids and won several awards.” 

    

Shelley’s Crock Pot Apple Butter

Fill Crock Pot with cut up apples (any kind). Some like to use a variety of apples. Let apples cook on high for about 3 hours, then fill Crock Pot up again with apples continuing to cook.

Add 3 to 4 cups of sugar (to taste), 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves. Stir until everything is mixed well.

Cook on low or high for another 20+ hours, to allow to darken as much as you like. 

The last 4 to 5 hours crack the lid to allow juices to evaporate. Then turn it to high to start boiling, then you can spoon it into hot canning jars (out of oven – 170 degrees for 20 minutes) and place hot lids on and set aside to cool and seal. Best if you allow apple butter to sit for several weeks, so spices mix well.

Mom’s Apple Cobbler

This recipe is a unique twist on apple cobbler, a little effort required but well worth it!

Ingredients

1 stick butter

2 cups sugar

2 cups water or 1 cup water and 1 cup apple juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour

1/2 cup shortening

1/3 cup milk

2 cups finely chopped or grated apples

1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a 13x9x2 inch baking dish or sheet cake pan. In a saucepan heat sugar and water/juice until sugar melts; add vanilla. Cut shortening into flour until particles are like fine crumbs. Add milk and stir with a four only until dough leaves the side of the bowl. Turn out onto lightly floured board or pastry cloth., knead just until smooth. Roll out dough into a large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples, if desired, then sprinkle apples evenly over the dough. Roll up dough like jelly roll. Dampen the edge of the dough with a little water and seal. Slice dough into about 16 slices, 1/2 inch thick. Place in a pan with melted butter. Pour sugar syrup carefully around rolls. (This looks like too much liquid, but the crust will absorb it.) Bake for 1 hour.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream; makes 8 servings.