Recipes Courtesy of the Washington Apple Commission

Apple Bread Pudding 

Bread Pudding can be made with many different ingredients. You can be creative with this recipe. Try using assorted breads, if available, and other flavorings such as grated lemon zest or orange zest

What You Will Need
8 slices bread
4 Jonagold or Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 1/3 cup milk
5 large eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mama GraenleafStart Cooking
Heat oven to 350 degrees F
Lightly grease an 11 3/4- by 7 1/2-inch baking dish.
Toast bread slices lightly and cut diagonally into quarters.
Arrange a single layer of bread pieces in bottom of dish.

Core and slice 1 apple; reserve.
Core and dice remaining apples
Spread diced apples evenly over bread in dish;
Sprinkle raisins on top.
Arrange remaining bread in two lengthwise rows over diced apples and raisins.
Place reserved apple sliced between rows of bread.

In large bowl, combine milk, eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt;
Beat until well combined.
Pour over bread and fruit; sprinkle top with remaining brown sugar and bake 40 to 45 minutes or until firm. 

Serve warm or cold.
Serves 10

Nutrition Information: Protein: 6g; Fat: 9g; Carbohydrate: 48g; Fiber: 3g; Sodium: 266mg; Cholesterol: 121mg; Calories: 294.

Candied Apples

Like you get at the fair! Perfect for fall treats.

What You Will Need
2 cups light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cinnamon red-hot candies
8 medium Red Delicious apples on skewers
Chopped nuts (optional)

Mama GreenleafStart Cooking
Combine corn syrup, sugar and red-hot candies in saucepan;
Bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.

Cook, covered, about 3 minutes to allow steam to dissolve crystals that may have formed on sides of pan.

Uncover and cook without stirring to soft crack stage, 290° F on candy thermometer or until syrup dropped in very cold water separates into threads that are hard but not brittle.

Cool 2 minutes.

Dip apples into mixture to coat surface then roll in nuts if desired.
Place on foil squares to cool.

Serves 8


In Italy, this refreshing naturally flavored ice is called granita. It is often served after a rich meal or in the midst of a hot day.

What You will Need
5 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Mama GreenleafStart Cooking
In large saucepot, simmer apples, water, and sugar until apples are tender -- about 20 minutes. In food processor or blender, puree mixture until smooth; stir in lemon zest.

Transfer mixture to 8- or 9-inch metal pan and freeze until almost solid. Return to food processor of blender and puree until chunks break up and mixture is fluffy. Refreeze until firm.


What You Will Need
2 Jonagold or Golden Delicious apples, cored
4 tablespoons favorite fruit preserves
2 tablespoons apple juice or water

Mama GreenleafStart Cooking
Peel top 1/3 of apples; arrange, peeled end up, in microwave-safe baking dish; fill centers with preserves.

Pour juice in bottom of baking dish; cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high (100 percent) 5 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender.

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