Apple Season!

Apple Season!

Apple season doesn’t seem to care how hot or rainy it is. They have their internal clock and when it sound “Apple Season”, it’s go time.

Apples are everywhere and so good! I have definitely embraced the season this year and have some great recipes to share.

You know the drill. I want to hear your comments and see your pictures. Also, please follow me on Instagram @whiskinthesouthern.

 

Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Fall Apple Bars with Meringue

I love these bars, because they have a nice sweetnes without being too sweet. It is a lovely fall dessert. I adapted from a Nosher recipe.
Course: Endings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Fall, Meringue

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup Unssalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tbs. Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 large Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2-2/3 cups All-purpose Flour

Apple Filling

  • 3 large Apples, use some tart and some sweet
  • 1 Tbs. Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbs. Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Water

Meringue

  • 1/4 tsp. Table Salt
  • 4 Large Egg Whites
  • 3/4 cup Granulated White Sugar

Instructions

Crust

  • In the bowl of a stand-up mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, salt, corn syrup and sugar until light and smooth. This should take 3-4 minutes.
  • On low speed, add the egg and beat until fully incorporated.
    Add the vanilla.
    Gradually and slowly add flour a little at a time. You don't want to over mix here. Tha t will cause your crust to be tough.
    Stop when dough is soft but together.
    Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate, at least 4 hours but better overnight. Just make sure you give it 10-15 minutes on the counter, before you use.
  • When ready to assemble:
    Preheat ovent o 350°
    Prepare a 9x13 pan by lining ith with parchment paper then greasing sides and paper.
    Using your hands, press the dough in to the pan, evenly, into the prepared pan.
    Prick crust with fork, all over. Bake for 12-14 minutes. The crust should be lightly brown all over.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes. This is a great time to make the meringue

Apple Filling

  • Peel, core and chop apples, into a bite-sized cube.
    Place in a saucepan and toss with lemon juice.
    Cook ove medium heat until apples just start to boil. reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until slightly soft.
    Strain apples into a bowl and return all juices to saucepan. You want to get as much juice out of apples as possible.
    Add sugar to pan and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved completely. You can add a teaspoon of cinnamon here if you want. I have a daughter that doesn't like it so I don't use it.
    Mix the cornstartch and water together and then whisk into sugar/juice pan.
    Continue to whisk until thick and juices are clear. You want this to be pretty thick.
    Add apples back into pan and coat evenly.
    Let cool completely

Meringue

  • In the, clean dry bowl of a stand up mixer, fitted with whisk attachment, place the egg whites and table salt.
    Start on low beating the whites and gradually increase to high. Beat until just frothy.
    Reduce speed and start sprinkkling the sugar over the egg whites, gradually.
    Gradually increase speed and beat until you have medium peaks that are shiny.

Assemble

  • Spread apple filling evenly over crust.
    Evenly spread meringu over apples. You can make pretty swirls.
    Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes, until evenly browned on top.
    Cool, before cutting into bars.
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Apple Dutch baby

I ate this at Richard Walker's Pancake House and then adapted a recipe from Bon Appetit magazine. Enjoy!
Course: Everything Else
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Dutch Baby, pancake

Ingredients

Apple Cider Syrup

  • 4 cups Apple Cider
  • 2 Tbs. Unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Dutch Baby

  • 3 lrg. Eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon, divided
  • 4 Tbs. Unsalted Butter, divided
  • 2 Lrg. Apples, peeled and sliced. I like the cosmis Crisp, because they are sweet and tart and firm.
  • 2 Tbs. Light Brown Sugar

Instructions

Apple Cider Syrup

  • The syrup can be made up to a week ahead of time. If you make the day of, just make sure to serve it at room temeprature.
  • Bring cider, buttter, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to a boil, over a medium heat, in a large saucepan.
    Whisk occasionally until thick and syrup like. This can take up to 45 mintues. Be careful , sugar burns quickly.
    If not using, day of, let it cool and cover it and refirgerate until ready to use.

Dutch Baby

  • Preheat oven 425°.
    Whisk eggs, milk, flour and vanilla, salt and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon until smooth.
  • Melt 2 Tbs. butter in a 10" skillet, over medium heat. Use cast iron, if you have it.
    Add apples and sprinkle with brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Toss often and cook until softened, about 4 minutes.
    Remove apples from pan.
  • Wipe out pan and heat in oven until very hot, about 10 minutes.
    Remove from oven and working carefully and quickly; coat pan with remaining 2 Tbs. butter, tilt so that pan is coated evenly.
    Add apples to center of pan. Pour batter over apples.
    Bake until pancake is puffed and edges are golden brown. The center should be set but still custard like. This is about 1-15 minutes.
    Serve with apple cider syrup.
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Apple Dumplings

I adapted this recipe from a New York TImes recipe. I used a store bought pie crust. I think this would also work well with puff pastry. I classified this as "everything else". I think you could just as easily serves this a breakfast or dessert.
Course: Everything Else
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, dumplings, pie crust

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar, you can use light or dark
  • 3/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 6 small Baking Apples, peeld. McIntosh work well here.
  • 3 Tbs. Unsalted Butter, cut into smal pieces. You will need more to grease baking dish
  • 1-2 lrg. Eggs, lightly beaten
  • Turbinado Sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
    Using a melon baller, remove a tiny bit of root end of each apple. Then turn over and use melon baller to core, almost, but not, all the way through the apples. You want to leave about 3/4" intact, at the bottom of vessel.
  • Rub the outside of the apples with some of the brown sugar mixture.
    Toss the remaining mixture with the butter pieces and stuff evenly into cored apples.
    Butter a large baking dish.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough and shape into 8 inch squares. Refrigerate when not using.
    Place an apple in the center, open side up. Brush the edges of crust with beaten egg and bring them up over apple and wrap. Press dough together at top to secure.
    If you have extra dough you can make a decorative leaf or use a mint leave, after baking for garnish.
    Place in prepared baking dish and repeat process until all apples are in the pan.
    Chill apple,s in pan, in refrigerator, while you heat the oven.
    Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Just before baking, brush apples with egg wash and sprinkle, generously with turbinado sugar.
    Bake for 30-40 minutes. The crust should be an even deep golden brown.
    The apple should be soft. Insert a knife on bottom to test for softness.
    If crust is browning quicker than apples are cooking, tent with foil, until apples are cooked through.

Related Posts

Change it Up!

Change it Up!

I am a dessert freak! I wish I didn’t have the sweet tooth that I do but alas it is a battle I lost long ago. Because I love desserts so much, I am always looking for ways to change up, old school desserts. Since […]

A Fall Favorite – Apple Cider Donuts

A Fall Favorite – Apple Cider Donuts

I love food trends. I follow them and try to keep,you all informed. This year I have seen Apple Cider Donuts everywhere! I love that they can be fried or baked. I’ve seen them sprinkled with cinnamon sugar or glazed. I made mine in a donut […]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating