I'm back in California! It feels good to be back. I've enjoyed all the good food that I missed having in Spain. I had some tasty avocados, mexican food, almond butter, fro yo and lots more. But, I still have a few recipes that I worked on in Spain that I've got to post. So, here are the apple specials!
I made all these recipes on a nice little apple day with my cousin Emma while we were still in Spain. She started with the apple sauce and we went from there...
Apple Sauce by Emma
Seriously guys this apple sauce is amazing! It doesn't taste like your average apple sauce, there are some extra ingredients in there that give it a rich flavor and a syrupy element to the texture all without adding sugar. Emma and I had been craving some applesauce, but all of the stuff at the store that we found had added sugar which is totally unnecessary considering how sweet apples are! Anyway, better that we just made it ourselves because it turned out to be the best applesauce I've had!
20 apples, peeled
4 oranges (juice of the oranges)
3 tbsp. minced lemon rind
3-4 tbsp. minced ginger
Peel the apples (save the peels if you want to make apple chips!) and cut up into small slices. Put the apples, orange juice, lemon rind and ginger into a large pot and put it on the stove . Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer. Keep the mixture on the stove for about an hour or until cooked down stirring occasionally to keep it from burning on the bottom. (If you also want to make apple pie/cobbler too read the recipe before the apple sauce is done! You can use some of the apples in the pot for the cobbler!)
Apple Pie Cobbler (gluten free!)
I didn't quite know what to call this one, but it's basically cooked apples with an almond flour crumble crust, kind of a mix between crustless apple pie and apple cobbler. I used the partially cooked apples from the apple sauce pot!
2 1/2 cups sliced and cooked apples
1 cup almond flour
4 tbsp. (more or less) pastured butter
(you can use regular butter, but pastured is always better!)
1 tsp. cinammon
Take 2 1/2 cups of apples from the apples sauce pot after it has cooked for about 20 min. or until the apples still hold their form, but are soft enough to easily fork through. Put the apples in a bread pan. To make the crumble crust mix the almond flour, butter and cinnamon (You can adjust the amounts. It should be a crumbly texture. You should be able to press the mixture into a ball, but it the mixture shouldn't all stick together like dough. If it's too doughy add more flour, too crumby add more butter) Sprinkle the crumble crust over the apples in the bread pan. Bake for 10-20 minutes in a 350 F oven. The sauce in the picture is a sweet yogurt sauce. You can enjoy this with regular yogurt too!
So, to use every part of the apple, Emma and I also made apple chips!
peel of 20 apples
dash of cinamonn
First, wash all the peels. Then, spread out the peels onto a baking sheet and sprinkle cinamon and any other spices you want over the peels. Bake until crispy in a 375 F oven for 10-20 min.
So, that what we did for apple day, but, we didn't quite get through every part of the apple... We forgot the 20 cores! With the cores, you can make...apple tea! Just put the cores in a pot and add water to cover them. Simmer for 10-15 min. add sweetener if you want and then you've got apple tea! Enjoy your forbidden fruit!