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Apple Crisp

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups sliced & pared apples (about 6 medium sized apples)
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
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Directions

Preparation Time: 
10
Cook Time: 
30

Rutabaga & Apple Casserole

Ingredients

  • 3 cups peeled sliced rutabaga
  • 2 med. apples, sliced
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • Salt

Directions

  1. Cook rutabaga slices in boiling salted water until just tender; drain.
  2. Place half of slices (rutabaga) and half of apple slices in greased 1 quart casserole.
  3. Sprinkle with half of brown sugar and dot with half of butter.
  4. Sprinkle with salt. Repeat layers. Bake, covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Preparation Time: 
15
Cook Time: 
45

GREEN Drink Smoothie

Place in blender:

  • 2-3 cups fresh pineapple with 2 cups water OR 2-3 cups canned pineapple with juice OR 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 stalks celery
  • HUGE handfuls of whatever greens (mix and match):  
  • Spinach, Kale, Collards, beet or carrot tops, etc.
  • 1/2 cups fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cups fresh mint

Blend until well mixed.  Enjoy the refreshment!

Preparation Time: 
10
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Apricot Preserves

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pounds firm apricots (or apriums or plumcots)
  • Sugar equal in weight to stoned fruit; about 6 cups
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon edible dried lavender blossoms (optional)

Directions:

Preparation Time: 
60
Cook Time: 
40

Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 3 ounces sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup packed, dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 5 egg yolks
  • salt
  • 1 (9-inch) deep dish, frozen pie shell
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

     

 

Directions

Preparation Time: 
20
Cook Time: 
75

Stuffed Dates

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pitted dates
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Sugar for rolling
  • Chopped walnuts (optional)

     

Directions

  1. Soften cream cheese after it is at room temperature and pack into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  2. Stuff dates with cream cheese at the open end. Walnuts may be inserted, if desired.
  3. Roll stuffed dates in sugar and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Preparation Time: 
20
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Dixie Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized pomegranates
  • 4 apples
  • 1 pint cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Seed pomegranates
  2. Wash, core, and chop apples
  3. Put pomegranates and apples in large bowl
  4. Whip cream, add sugar and vanilla
  5. Gently fold apples and pomegranates into whipped cream

Bananas, mandarin oranges and nuts can be added to make it extra special.

Preparation Time: 
40
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Spiced Applesauce

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 baking apples.
  • 3-4 Tbsp honey, maple syrup or sugar, to sweeten
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2-4 Tbsp water

     

Directions:

  1. Peel, quarter,and core apples.  Put in a small saucepan.
  2. Add honey, cinnamon, and water.
  3. Cover.  Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 min, or until apples are tender.
  4. Mash with potato masher.  

Serve warm with pancakes, French toast or Potato pancakes.  

Delicious all by itself too!

Preparation Time: 
15
Cook Time: 
15
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