Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

An Apple a Day…..

October 24th, 2015 by Grey Swan Inn

An apple a day....

An apple a day….

Fall brings memories of apple dishes… beginning with fried apples for breakfast using Yellow Transparent apples, aka Pippin.  My father would bring home the apples from a neighbor and early the next morning, Mother would fry these in a bit of bacon fat, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  These would be served with fried eggs, bacon, and toast.

Apple crisps was another family favorite and here is the link for you to try.

Apple Cranberry Crisp

August 14th, 2013 by Grey Swan Inn

apple cranberry crispWhile this is listed as a dessert, we’ve served this as a starter fruit course with whipped cream on top. This recipe also adapts very well using Splenda and Splenda brown sugar replacement. If using sweeter apples, reduce sugar to taste.

3 c. chopped tart apples
2 c. raw cranberries (or 3/4 c dried cranberries)
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c. quick oats
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
1 stick butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
Spread apples and cranberries in bottom of a buttered 2-quart casserole dish, or 5 8 oz ramekins.Spread sugars, oats and nuts over apples and cranberries. Top evenly with butter pieces.

Bake for 55-65 minutes at 325 degrees.

Variations: substitute rhubarb, dried or fresh blueberries, or blackberries for the cranberries. Mixed apples and pears with raisins will also work well.

Harvest Apple Cake

August 14th, 2013 by Grey Swan Inn

2 cups sugar
2 cups chopped apples (Granny Smith or other tart apple)
Place sugar and apples in bowl and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

Add the following:
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. oil
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour, plain
2 t. baking soda
2 T. cinnamon (it’s a lot but that’s what makes it so good)
1 c. chopped nuts

Spread into greased 9×13 inch pan and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Top with Cream Cheese Frosting, or dust with powdered sugar, or eat plain.

Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla

Mix together until smooth.

»