Cooking with Apples!

Life

As I just recently went apple picking, I wanted to try some apple recipes, since I don’t cook all that often. I really enjoyed baking with these apples I picked though! It was a blast!

Apple Crisp for Two
3 yellow delicious apples
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour 
1/4 tbsp of cinnamon
1/3 tsp of salt
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) softened butter
For topping:
1/4 tbsp sugar + pinch of cinnamon 
Combine the oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter till it has a crumbly texture to it. Cutting in the butter can be the hardest part. Press most of it (a little more than a third) into the bottom of a pan. I used a round glass over safe container that was 8″. Peel your apples and slice into thin slices. Spread these over the crumble. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture over the apples. Add the rest of the crumble to the top, it doesn’t have to cover the apples completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, check to ensure the apples are tender. 
Best served warm with vanilla ice-cream!
So that was my adventure into baking (sort of) next I wanted to try a staple favorite with a bit of a twist. I love caramel apples! I want to try making more types again soon maybe!!

“Poison” Caramel Apples
Apples of your choosing
Caramel Bits 6 oz
(I filled a tub of caramel bits from the bulk section in my grocery store)
2 tbsp water
Black gel food coloring
Melt the caramel in a small saucepan with the water. Stir frequently so the caramel doesn’t burn or stick to the pan. Add desired amount of food coloring to achieve the color you want. It shouldn’t be too much, don’t make the same mistake I did and add WAY too much. Work in a drop or two at a time once the caramel is smooth. Dip in your apples that are on sticks and place on wax paper. Stick them in the fridge to solidify the caramel! Make sure to let the caramel soften outside the fridge before eating them though!

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • thedailymiacis

    Hmm yammi! Gotta try the crispy one!

  • This is so awesome!! I would eat both of these in a heartbeat! The black food coloring makes it look so creepy! I love it!
    ~Sara

  • Angela Wiebe

    I love apple crisp! Absolute favorite of mine. The candied apples look so interesting. I might have to try it, if I am feeling brave!

  • Yum yum yum the apple crisp looks so good!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

  • Kay

    Although I don't like candy apples too much, the poison ones look AWESOME! Such a cool addition to a Halloween party spread!
    I always make at least double the amount of crumble topping for my apple crisp haha. It's just so good!

  • Mmmm these look so good! The poison apples are perfect for this time of the year.

  • Yum!

  • It was much easier than I thought it would be!

  • I never made caramel apples before, and I was thinking that it would be fun to try to make them! I made them with black food coloring to test it, since I'm thinking I might try to have a little halloween party this year!

  • It's not to hard to make them! You just need to stir the mixture to make sure it doesn't burn on the stove!

  • Thank you! It was super tasty!

  • It's actually caramel! I'm not the biggest fan of candied apples either, it's too hard to eat (in my opinion!)

  • They are! I thought they'd be perfect for a halloween party!

  • Kay

    I totally meant caramel lol! XD I don't like candy or caramel apples actually – it just gets too stuck in my teeth and drives me bananas. Whenever I eat caramels I always suck on them so that doesn't happen. 😀