Here are a bunch of homemade apple recipes to help you make delicious treats like pies, snacks and applesauce while using all of those extra apples!
18 Of The BEST EVER Homemade Apple Recipes!
I’ve always dreamed of having an apple tree in my backyard. You know the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Now that I actually have my own apple tree, I stand in my yard watching the apples piling up around me thinking, “Oh no — What do I do with this mess now?”
If I could make gasoline out of apples, I could retire, but since that is not an option and my frugal mind will not allow me to waste one apple, I have had to come up with some homemade recipes for yummier “apple disposal” methods.
If you find that you have a few dozen more apples than you know what to do with, these homemade apple recipes from Dining On A Dime will help settle your frugal dilemma.
- When you have a partially eaten apple, save the good part and chop into pieces for this easy apple recipe: Place in a microwave safe dish. Blend together 1 tsp. each brown sugar, flour, oatmeal and margarine and a dash of cinnamon. Top the apple with the topping and microwave until tender.
- Core and slice apples very thin. Dehydrate and use in granolas, eat alone or soften in warm water to use in recipes.
- Slice apples and use in pancakes or waffles and other homemade apple recipes.
- To freeze apples: Peel, slice and core and then store in 2 cups portions in freezer bags.
- Use soft apples in cooking.
- Cut into small pieces and add to salads with a fruit based dressing.
Here is my best apple pie recipe and as a bonus I will give you a recipe for French apple pie. You use the French apple pie when you have only 1 crust for the bottom and need something to top it with. It is a cross between a pie and apple crisp.
6-7 cups of medium apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. butter
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl except the butter. Microwave this filling mixture 2-3 minutes. Then pour into the pie crust. Dot with chunks of the butter and top with the other crust. Cut steam slits in the top crust and sprinkle the top with sugar. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Then turn down to 350 degrees and bake for 35-45 minutes, until apples are tender and juices are bubbling nicely out of the steam slits.
4 apples – peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork, potato masher or stick blender.
6 apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon and/or nutmeg
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange apples in well-greased baking dish. Blend all remaining ingredients except water. Spread evenly over top of apples. Pour water over the topping. Bake 45 minutes until apples are tender and top is crisp. Serves 6.
For Peach Crisp, use peaches in place of apples.
9 to 10 apples, cored, peeled and chopped
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. salt
Place everything into a crock pot. Stir, cover and cook on high 1 hour. Cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thick and dark brown. Stir occasionally. Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. Stir with whisk until smooth. Refrigerate or Freeze. Makes 2 pints.
4 large apples, cored and sliced
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Cut apples into 1/4 inch slices. Heat butter in a large skillet. Put the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon in the skillet and cover. Over medium-low heat, cook apple slices 7-10 minutes or until they begin to soften and the syrup thickens. Serve coated with excess syrup on top. Serves 4.
1 tsp. margarine
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1 Tbsp. honey or brown sugar
(These ingredient amounts are per apple.)
For each person, use 1 apple. Fill the center of the apple with all the ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees until tender or put in a Dutch oven on top of stove and simmer on very low until tender.
2 quarts apples, peeled, cored and halved
Coarsely grate apples. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 225 degrees until dry. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
For a good excuse to give yourself a break, make a cup of tea or coffee, put up your feet and enjoy one of these yummy muffins from this easy applesauce muffins recipe. As an added bonus, your family will love the smell when they walk in the door!
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup chopped apple (optional)
Stir by hand until mixed. Don’t over mix. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
While baking the applesauce muffins, combine:
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 margarine, melted
Melt 1/4 cup margarine, While hot, dip the muffins in margarine and then in the sugar mix.
*You can add some blueberries or cranberries to these muffins to kick them up a notch.
Caramel apples like the ones in this caramel apples recipe sell for $6-$8 EACH on the home shopping channel. They look wonderful but they can be made fresher at home and for around .50-$1.00 each instead.
1 package caramels
2 Tbsp. water
6 apples (Most people use Granny Smith Apples but they are too tart for me so I use Gala Apples.)
Stick a popsicle stick, handle end of spoon or a twig (washed, dried and wrapped in foil) in the end of the apple.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on waxed paper to set the caramel apples on after they are dipped so they don’t stick.
Dip the apples in caramel and then roll in:
- Crushed candy bar pieces
- Mini chocolate chips
- Flavored chips: peanut butter, white chocolate, dark chocolate, cherry, butterscotch
- Nuts and then drizzle with melted chocolate of your choice
- Crushed chocolate-covered toffee squares
- Crushed milk chocolate-covered toffee coated almonds
This homemade apple turnover recipe is so easy and delicious that you’ll be tempted to try to make it with lots of other fruits! This recipe is a great way to use apples or other summer leftovers!
1 can of apple pie filling*
1 tsp. of apple pie spice (or 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg and cloves)*
1 can of refrigerator biscuits
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine, melted
1/2 cup sugar with 1-2 tsp. cinnamon (combined)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add the apple pie spice to the fruit filling. Using a knife, slice apple slices in the can into small chunks. (I add the spices into the can and press the apples against the can with the knife to cut them to avoid dirtying a bowl.)
Flatten the biscuits with a rolling pin or your hand into 4″ circles. Add 1 slightly rounded Tbsp. of pie filling into the center of each biscuit. Wet edges of biscuit with milk. Fold in half and seal well. Prick tops with fork. Dip in melted butter and then into sugar and cinnamon mix. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes or until brown.
* When using the other flavored fillings, you can leave out the apple pie spices. You can add other spices from your favorite pie recipe if you prefer, like a pinch of cinnamon to the peach or almond flavoring for the cherry pie. You don’t have to add anything if you don’t want.
Variation: Add raisins to the pie filling and/or serve with cheddar cheese.
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