Quick and Easy Apple Recipes

This is a recipe from Mexico!

Servings: 10

1 large apple, favorite variety, quartered and cored then cut into thin slices
1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons apple cider (or you can use apple brandy, apple liqueur, or sweet wine)
16 walnut halves
dried cranberries or blueberries
4 slices of thin rye or barley bread
mint leaves for garnish (optional)

  1. In a bowl, mix the cheeses and liquid until smooth. Add more liquid to get desired consistency if needed. Refrigerate.
  2. In a small pan, toast the nuts for 1 minute.
  3. Lightly toast the bread and cut into bite size pieces.
  4. Spread some cheese mixture on top of each piece of bread. Top with walnuts, berries and apple. Serve immediately.

No need to buy expensive prepared supermarket brands of fruit and oatmeal – make your own easily.

Servings: 1

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 122,

Protein: 4g,

Fat: 2g,

Carbohydrates: 27g,

Fiber: 3g,

Sodium: 331mg,

Cholesterol: 0mg

1/2 cup diced Golden Delicious apple

1/3 cup apple juice

1/3 water

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)

1/3 cup quick cooking oats

 

1. In small pot, combine apple, apple juice, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt (if desired); heat to boiling. Stir in oats and cook 1 minute. Cover and let stand two minutes before serving.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 187,

Protein: 4g,

Fat: 1g,

Carbohydrates: 40g,

Fiber: 5g,

Sodium: 117mg,

Cholesterol: 1mg

3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup quick-cooking brown rice
3/4 cup bulgur
1 Granny Smith apple
1 Red Delicious apple
1 orange
1 cup raisins
1 container (8-ounce) low fat vanilla yogurt

1. In large pot, heat water and salt to boiling over high heat. Add rice and bulgur; reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, covered 2 minutes. Spread hot grains on baking sheet to cool (this will make them fluffier). Grains can be prepared the night before and kept refrigerated.

2. Just before serving, prepare fruit: Core and chop apples; peel orange and cut into sections. Add apples, orange, and raisins to grain mixture. Stir in yogurt to coat grains and fruit.

Made with store-bought refrigerated biscuit dough, these tender, sweet wraps are a cinch to prepare.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 360,

Protein: 5g,

Fat: 12g,

Carbohydrates: 61g,

Fiber: 3g,

Sodium: 586mg,

Cholesterol: 4mg

1 tablespoon butter
4 Jonagold or Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/3 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/4 cup water
1 tube (17.3-ounce) refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough (for large biscuits)

1. In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples, 1 tablespoon sugar, and the cinnamon; cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes. Add apricot preserves, dried cranberries, and water; cook, stirring, 4 to 5 minutes or until apple slices are tender. Remove from heat and cool.

2. Heat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease two baking sheets. Seperate rounds of biscuit dough; flatten each round and roll out to a 6-inch round. Mound a scant 1/2 cup of apple mixture across center of each round. Wrap dough around filling to enclose. Place wraps on baking sheets, seam side down, and sprinkle tops with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.

Servings: Makes 2 quarts

8 pounds Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup water
Sugar to taste
Cinnamon to taste

1. Core and quarter apples. Put in a heavy saucepan with a closely fitting lid, add water, and cook over low heat until very soft.

2. Puree through a food mill and add sugar and cinnamon.

You can customize your homemade applesauce by adding a choice of flavoring, such as vanilla, lemon, or spice.

Servings: 4 cups

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 137,

Protein: .3g,

Fat: .6g,

Carbohydrates: 35g,

Fiber: 4g,

Sodium: .3mg,

Cholesterol: 0mg

Basic Applesauce
8 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup sugar

Flavorings
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1. In 2-quart microwave-safe dish, combine apples and water. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap; microwave on high (100 percent) 12 to 14 minutes or until apples are tender. (If microwave does not have carousel, rotate dish every 4 minutes.) Stir sugar and choice of flavoring.

2. Microwave on high 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Stir and set aside to cool before serving. If finer texture is desired, mash or puree apple mixture and put through strainer.

Servings: 4

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 180,

Protein: 1g,

Fat: 1g,

Carbohydrates: 46g,

Fiber: 4g,

Sodium: 6mg,

Cholesterol: 0mg

2 cups apple juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange or lemon zest
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
2 Red Delicious apples, cored and chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1/2 cup seedless grapes

1. In medium saucepan, combine apple juice, lemon juice, orange or lemon zest, and cinnamon sticks. Heat to boil and simmer, uncovered 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

2. In large serving bowl, combine apples, pineapple, orange, and grapes. Remove cinnamon sticks from apple juice mixture and pour mixture over fruit. Chill before serving.