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Over a Cup of Coffee: Cooking with apples

Diane Prather

Recently we picked the apples from the trees in our front yard. The apples are small but especially delicious this year. We've been enjoying raw apple slices dipped in caramel and peanut butter, but there are so many apples that I've been looking through my files to find recipes for cooking them up. I've found two recipes. I think my husband Lyle might like the "Fresh Apple Spice Cake" since the recipe calls for cinnamon and nutmeg. I'll probably try it first.

Chopped apples are also good when mixed with sliced bananas and shredded cabbage. Use a dressing made with a little Miracle Whip, sugar, and cream or milk, and you have a delicious vegetable/fruit salad.

If you try one of the apple recipes, let me know how you liked it. If you have recipes for using fresh apples or if you have other recipes that you would like to share with readers, call me at 970-824-8809 or write to me at P.O. Box 415, Craig 81626.

Fresh Apple Spice Cake

Fresh Apple Spice Cake

2 cups sugar

2 beaten eggs

1/2 cup oil

2 1/3 cups flour

2 teaspoons soda

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups diced apples

Mix the sugar, eggs and oil. Mix well, and then add the remaining ingredients, except for the apples. Mix well. Then add the apples. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Note: I’ll bet this cake is good if served with ice cream. Whipped topping, or cream.

Fresh Apple Cake

1 cup sugar

5 medium apples, chopped

1/4 cup butter

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup raisins

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup chopped nuts

Mix the sugar and apples. Let stand. Cream the butter, add the sugar and apple mixture. Add the beaten egg, vanilla, and raisins. Mix flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Combine the apple mixture and flour mixture. Mix well.

Add the nuts. Pour the mixture into a greased and floured 9-by-13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.