When life gets stressful..think food! That always seems to be my motto (some say working out really helps but, no, I tend toward baking..and eating! That could be part of the problem) Anyways, with fall in the air I’d thought I share a few apple recipes I am really wanting to try – and will if I ever get my kitchen unpacked. Let me know if you beat me to it – they sound so yummy.
(my aunt used to bake the most amazing, moist apple cake but since I lost the recipe I keep trying ever recipe I can find to make something even close….this looked promising!)
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided
8 oz. sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 TBS vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chopped, peeled Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 – Toast 1/2 cup of the pecans in oven at 350 for approximately eight minutes, until fragrant.
2 – Beat sour cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla for two minutes.
3 – Stir together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Add to sour cream mixture. Stir in apples and toasted pecans. Spoon batter into greased and floured 9X5 loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining pecans, pressing into batter.
4 – Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. May need to shield with tin foil during last 10 minutes to prevent over browning. Cool in pan 10 minutes. While cooling, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat; boil one minutes. Remove from heat and spoon over bread. Cool completely (about one hour). Can be frozen for up to three months.
Skillet Fried Apples
(my boy, Jordan, could make a meal out of these!)
3 TBS butter
5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced (about 2 1/4 pounds)
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp apple pie spice
1 – Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining ingredients and saute 15 to 20 minutes until apples are tender.