Saturday, October 17, 2009


I like to thank anyone (yes) for reading my first-ever theme week! Are you sick of apples yet? Because I am not. I still have about 6 or 7 left to use. They will probably go to more applesauce; it's the easiest, and least fattening after all these sweets. If you have an apple or two that you must use before it goes bad, here are three suggestions for quick snacks that take little effort.

Dried Apples
Preheat oven to 250°
Slice an apple very thin, cutting through core also.
Place slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Place in oven and turn down heat to 200°.
Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until desired dehydration...they are good a little chewy but you can leave them till they get crispy.
(On my wishlist: a slicer.)

Apple and Blueberry Smoothie
1 Apple
Handful of blueberries
Pinch of sugar
Dash of Allspice
1 cup Milk

Blend all ingredients until smooth,
adding ice as needed to chill it.

Quick Apple Crisp
Makes 2 servings

1 large apple, peeled and diced
1 packet apple cinnamon instant oatmeal
2 tbsp white sugar
4 tbsp water
2 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces

Dice apple, and place in a bowl with all other ingredients (can also use regular oatmeal, just add a bit of cinnamon or allspice to the mix). Distribute mixture into ramekins, and cut more butter over the top if desired. Bake at 350° for half an hour, or until bubbly and apples are soft. Serve with ice cream!

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