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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Apple A Day Project

Of course there's a lot more to keeping the doctor away than just eating an apple a day, but an apple a day is a great way to feed your sweet tooth and fill your stomach with good nutrition.  So, being as there are so many apple varieties to enjoy, e.g., Crimson Gold, Ambrosia, Green Dragon, Pink Lady, Fuji, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Sweet Orin, and Gala, just to name a few, and so many ways to enjoy them, e.g.,  in a pie, on a stick covered in caramel, roasted with onions and Brussel sprouts (I'm not kidding), or just naked, let's all strive for at least one, juicy, tart, filling apple a day.  As a little incentive, comment on this post and I'll send you the colorful and informative Apple Variety Refrigerator Magnet shown in the picture.  (Quantities are limited to stock on hand.)
Cool Refrigerator Magnet & Apples
You know those really delicious cinnamony dried apple slices they sell at farmers' markets?   Just thought I'd let you know they are super simple to make, and here's the recipe:

Super Simple Oven Baked (Dried ) Apples
Unblemished Apples, mixed varieties, washed and dried
2 parts confectioners' sugar to 1 part ground cinnamon, combined
parchment paper lined baking sheet

Heat oven to 250 degrees.  One apple at a time, starting away from the stem end, cut into 1/8" slices.  Place the slices on the parchment lined baking sheet as shown above.  Obviously it's ok to have imperfect and partial slices.  Put the sugar and cinnamon in a shaker can and lightly sprinkle the mixture over every slice.  Bake about 45 minutes or so, turn over the slices and sprinkle again, and bake another 45 minutes.  Yum!

A Bowl of Baked/Dried Apple Slices Per Day?

1 comment:

  1. I love your Apple a Day Project! Those cinnamon dried apples sound great. I hope to try them in the next few days.

    My apple for today was microwaved diced Granny Smith apples with cinnamon and a bit of water, then diced dried persimmon added for a touch of sweetness.

    We like this hot on oatmeal. It's also good topped with yogurt and granola.

    Instead of sending, maybe you can save a magnet for when we see each other.