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Favorite Fruit Recipes

We would like to share with you some of our favorite recipes for our fruit. Enjoy!
 
Applesauce
Whether eaten by itself or used in one of the recipes, you will find this to be a family favorite!

4 Apex Orchard’s apples, cored and sliced
½ c. water

Heat apples and water over medium heat in a covered saucepan until soft. Process through a Foley Food mill or other straining device. Sugar and spices to taste.

Use a mixture of our apples to create your own special flavor!

 

 

Paper Bag Apple Pie
1 unbaked 9” pastry shell
6-7 c. peeled, sliced Apex Orchard’s apples
½ - ¾ c. sugar
2 tbsp. flour
½ tsp. nutmeg
2 tbsp lemon juice or 1 tsp. cinnamon
½ c. flour
½ c. sugar
½ c. margarine

Mix apples, sugar, flour, nutmeg and lemon juice together and put into pie crust. Mix the flour, sugar and margarine together and sprinkle over apples to cover top.

Put whole pie into large brown paper bag. Fold ends over and fasten with paper clips. Bake at 400° – 425° for 1 hour

Blueberry-Apple Crisp
1 pint blueberries
2 c. sliced, peeled Apex Orchard’s apples
1 tbsp. lemon juice
½ c. light brown sugar
1 c. all purpose flour  ¾ tsp. salt
¾ c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 egg slightly beaten
1/3 c. melted butter
½ tsp. cinnamon

Butter a shallow 1 ½ qt. baking dish and put in berries and apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice and brown sugar. Mix flour, salt, ¾ c. sugar, baking powder, egg until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit. Top with melted butter and cinnamon
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Serve with whip cream

Molded Cranberry Waldorf Salad
2 c. cranberry juice cocktail
1 pkg. lemon flavored gelatin
¼ tsp. salt

 1 c. chopped unpeeled Apex Orchard’s apples
¼ broken walnuts
½ c. chopped celery

Heat 1 c. cranberry juice to boiling and dissolve gelatin in it. Add rest of juice and salt. Chill until partially set. Add apple, celery and nuts.

Pour into mold and chill until firm

Peach Cobbler
1/3 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
4 c. sliced Apex Orchard’s peaches
1 tsp/ lemon juice
3 tbsp. shortening
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ c. milk

Heat oven to 400. Mix sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in saucepan with Apex Orchard’s peaches and lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Pour into a casserole and keep in hot oven. Mix shortening, sugar, baking powder, and salt until mixtures resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk; drop by spoonful into the hot peach mixture

Bake until nicely browned, about 25-30 minutes


Aunt Cathryn’s Applesauce Cake
1 c. shortening or ¾ c. oil
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
3 c. flour
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. cloves
1 tbsp. baking soda
2 ½ c. Apex applesauce
2 tbsp. corn syrup
1 c. raisins
1 c. nuts

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl. Add dry ingredients and applesauce

Pour into two 8” greased pans. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes

Applesauce Meat Balls

1 lb. ground beef
1 c. crushed corn flakes
1 chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 egg
¾ c. unsweetened Apex applesauce

Mix all ingredients and shape into balls. Pour 1 can diluted tomato soup over all. Bake at 350° for 1 hour
 
Peach Shortcake

2 c. all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. shortening
2/3 c. milk
7-8 Apex Orchard’s peaches

Prepare peaches by peeling, slicing, and lightly sugaring. Mix dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Work in shortening lightly. Stir in milk gradually. On a floured surface, shape dough into a large circle and place into center of pie plate.

Bake 12-15 minutes at 425. Slice shortcake in half and layer with prepared peaches, between and on top. Serve in pie-shaped pieces with whipped cream

 

 

Turkey and Peach Salad
2 pounds cooked and diced or pulled turkey meat
1 pound peeled and diced peaches
3 stalks of celery diced  
¼ cup Apex Orchard's cider vinegar
1 red onion diced
chopped herbs
¼ cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together in mixing bowl. Serve either as a sandwich or on top of ½ cup mixed herbs, chopped, cilantro, parsley and basil salad greens.  Garnish with peach slices.

Snowflake Apple Cake

3  cups  raw Apex apples, grated or finely chopped
2 eggs well beaten
3 cups sifted flour
¾ cup chopped nuts  1 teaspoon each baking powder, cinnamon, baking  soda,  salt and vanilla   
2 cups sugar
¾ cup vegetable oil

Mix together flour, baking powder , cinnamon, baking soda, salt,  and vanilla.  Combine wet and dry ingredients.  Beat until well blended. Pour into greased and floured 10’tube pan.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10  minutes.

Apple Cider-Honey Vinaigrette

2 tbsp. Shelburne Apple Company’s apple cider vinegar
1 to 1 ½ tsp. Shelburne Honey Company’s honey
1 tsp. finely minced shallot
6 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper

Mix vinegar, shallot, and honey and whisk together. Add oil in slowly, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper

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