Our Best Healthy Apple Recipes
Apples have an important place in our diet. We mostly eat fresh and raw apples, but they can also be used as an ingredient for many popular foods, cakes, desserts, stews, salads, etc. Desserts 1. Apple Conserve Ingredients Peeled and chopped apple: one pound Sugar: three quarters of a pound Water:half a pint Directions First make thick syrup by boiling sugar and water. Then, add apples and let it boil gently until it becomes clear. 2. Apple Fritters Ingredients Sweet milk: 1 cup Egg: 1 Baking powder: 1 teaspoon Salt: ¼ teaspoon Chopped apples: ½ cup Flour: to make a batter firm enough to not to drop easily from the spoon Directions First add egg, baking powder, salt, chopped apples, and flour to the milk. Mix all the ingredient until the batter is stiff enough not to drop easily from the spoon. Then, fry the small or medium portions of batter in deep boiling oil. 3. Apple Biscuits Ingredients Milk: 1 cup Sugar: 1 teaspoon Butter: 1 tablespoon Salt: 1 teaspoon Flour: 2 cup Grated apple: 1 cup Soda: ½ teaspoon Yeast: ½ teaspoon Directions Heat the milk. Add sugar and butter to the hot milk and let the mixture to get cool. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Then, add salt and 1 cup of flour to the dissolved yeast. Let rise, then add grated apples and the rest of flour (1cup) mixed with soda. Wait and let rise for one hour. Shape into two flat cakes and let them baked in oven. Serve with sugar and butter. 4. Apple and Rose water Ingredients Raw Almonds: 1 cup Maple syrup: ¼ cup Water: ¾ cup Rose water: 5 table spoon Sweet apples: 5 Pitted dates: 20 Kiwis: 2 Grapes: half a bunch (226 gram) Directions grind the almonds in a food processor. Then, while the processor is working, add maple syrup, water, dates and rose water to ground almonds to have a fine meal. After that, convey the mixture to a large mixing bowl. For this dessert we need fresh and sweet apples.Tear the unpeeled apples by a food processor or grater into small pieces and add it to the almond mixture. Stir all and combine them completely. Distribute the dessert material into dessert bowls and decorate them with kiwi slices and grape halves. These ingredients are enough for six people. Soup 1. Apple-onion soup Ingredients White onions: 2 large Butter: 3 tablespoons Minced garlic: 1 ½ teaspoons Fresh Apple cider: 4 cups Double strength beef broth: 10 ½-ounce cans Worcestershire sauce: 1 ½ teaspoon Chopped Green/red apples: 1 ½ cup Blue Cheese Croutons Directions First, melt butter in a pan. Peel onions, cut them into small slices and add onions to butter. Cook onions until the caramelized. Stir it not to be burnt and add garlic. After one minute, pour apple cider carefully and gradually into the mixture in the pan. Let the mixture boil. After that, reduce the heat and let it boil gently for about 15 minutes or when it reduces to half. Then, add Worcestershire sauce and beef broth to the other ingredients and let it boil gently. Add apple slices and let simmer gently for about 2 minutes to become tender. After the apples become tender remove it from heat. After pouring soup into bowls, you can serve it with blue cheese toasts or just toast alongside the bowl. For making the blue cheese toasts, mix 2 ounces of grated blue cheese and a tablespoon of melted water and spread the mixture on slices of baguette. Put them in oven for one minute. Salads 1. Apple salad with pumpkin seeds Ingredients Apple juice: ¼ cup Apple cider vinegar: 1 tablespoon Honey: ½ teaspoon Salt: 1 teaspoon Olive oil: 2 tablespoon Apples: 3 Jicama: 1 small Cucumber: 1 medium Red onion: ¼ cup Toasted pumpkin seeds: ¼ cup Chives: 1 tablespoon Directions These ingredients are enough for 4 to six people. First, whisk together honey, apple juice, vinegar and salt in a bowl. Then add olive oil and whisk again until they are well combined. This mixture is named vinaigrette. Then in another bowl, combine unpeeled and chopped apples, peeled and small chopped jicama, unpeeled and diced cucumber, minced onion, and pumpkin seeds. Finally, add vinaigrette and design the salad with chives and more pumpkin seed. 2. Almond and apple salad Ingredients Red delicious apples: 2 Mixed of Green leaves: 6 cups Red onion: 1 medium Toasted almonds: ½ cup, slivered Raisins: ¼ cup Feta cheese: ½ cup, smashed Vinegar: ¼ cup Olive oil: 2 table spoon Oregano: 1 teaspoon Pepper and salt: enough amount Directions Combine onion rings, raisins, chopped apples, and mixed green leaves in a bowl. In another bowl, mix crumbled feta cheese with and oregano and add them to the apple mixture. Combine them gently. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, vinegar, pepper, and salt. Pour this sauce on salad. Before serving, scatter almonds powder and salad. 3. Apple peanut salad Ingredients Peeled and chopped sour apples: 2 cups Chopped Celery: 1 cup Peanut butter: one table spoon Lemon juice: 5 table spoon Lettuce Salt and cayenne pepper Directions First, chop apples and celery and pour them in a bowl. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix them well to have a fine sauce. Pour the sauce on apples and celery and blend it gently. Serve the salad on lettuce and design it with peanuts. 4. Apple salad with Nuts Ingredients Celery: 1 pint Apples: 1 pint Walnut meat: ½ pint Cream: 1/3 cup Yolks of egg: two Sugar: 2 tablespoon Lemon juice: two table spoon Directions For making cream salad dressing, mix cream, sugar, beaten yolks of egg and lemon juice. Cook this mixture in a double boiler until it becomes as thick as mayonnaise sauce. Then add salt to it and stir it. In a large bowl, mix chopped celery, chopped apples and smashed walnut meat. Pour the cream sauce on the apple mixture. Finally, serve the salad on lettuce leaves. 5. Red Delicious apple salad Ingredients Red delicious apple Lemon juice: 3 table spoon Celery: ½ cup Grapefruit carpels Mayonnaise: 4 teaspoon Red maraschino cherries Blanched hazelnuts: Lettuce leaves: some Cream cheese: ¼ cup Tomato catsup: 1 teaspoon Directions Dig out the inside of apples and make cups with them. Put the apple cups in the mixture of water and lemon juice until when we want to fill them. The apple fleshes that we dug out are needed. Mix the apple flesh with grapefruit carpels, celery, and mayonnaise sauce and fill the apple cups with this mixture. Stuff the maraschino cherries with hazelnuts and use them for garnishing. Serve the cups on lettuce leaves and spread the mixture of cream cheese and tomato catsup on all of it. 6. A special apple salad Ingredients Double cream: ½ cup Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon Salt: ¼ teaspoon Apples: 3 Sugar: 1 cup Water: 1 cup Stick of cinnamon: 1 inch Cloves: 3 Maraschino or candied cherries: 4 Blanched almonds: 10 Heads of lettuce: 3 small Directions Mix and then beat double cream, lemon juice and salt until it become a firm sauce. Make syrup by boiling sugar and water. Then, cloves, cinnamon, and peeled apples to this syrup until the apples are cooked. Put the apples in a cold place to get chilled. Chop the cherries and mix them with smashed almonds. Wash the lettuce heads, remove the outer leaves, and cut the stalks. Put an apple in the center of each lettuce. Put each lettuce in a table and garnish them with the cream and the mixture of cherries and almonds. 7. Apple and Bulgur salad Ingredients Sultanas: 75g Bulgur wheat: 330g Vegetable or chicken broth: 550ml Jazz apples: 2 Carrots: 2 medium Pumpkin seeds: ¼ cups Hazelnuts: 75-100g Lemon juice: ½ of a large lemon Groundnut oil: 2 tablespoon Salt and ground black pepper Directions In a large bowl, pour the hot vegetable or chicken broth, bulgur wheat and sultanas. Cover the bowl and leave the mixture for about 30 minutes. After that the broth was absorbed by bulgur wheat and sultanas, separate the grains by a fork. In another bowl, mix the grains, chopped apples, coarsely grated carrots, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, lemon juice, groundnut oil, black pepper, and salt. This salad can be served by sea foods or meat and is enough for about 6 people. 8. Apple and smoked Mackerel salad Ingredients Smocked mackerel fillets: 4 small Apples: 2 Beetroot: 3 medium Oranges: 2 Watercress leaves: 80g Sour cream: 150ml Walnut oil: 1 tablespoon Horseradish: to taste Lemon juice: to taste Salt and ground black pepper: to taste Directions Slice the apples and flake the mackerel. In a big bowl mix flaked mackerel, apple slices, cut and cooked beetroot, chopped oranges, and watercress leaves. In another bowl, mix together the lemon juice, sour cream, walnut oil and grated horseradish. Pour this sauce on the flaked mackerel mixture.Finally add ground pepper and salt. These ingredients are enough for four people. Cakes 1. Apple pie Crust Ingredients Flour: 3 cups Brown sugar: 1 tablespoon Salt: 1 teaspoon Butter flavored all-vegetable shortening: ½ cup Unsalted butter: ½ cup Cold water: ½ cup Cooking spray 1 egg yolk + one teaspoon water Filling ingredients Apples: 4 Lemon juice: 2 table spoon Granulated sugar: 2/3 cup Brown sugar: ½ cup Flour: ½ cup Ground cinnamon: 1 teaspoon Ground nutmeg: 1/8 teaspoon Ground allspice: 1/8 teaspoon Egg: 1 Bourbon: 1 ½ tablespoon Butter: 2 tablespoons Vanilla sugar: optional (used for sprinkling) Directions In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut the shortening and butter into small pieces and add them to the flour mixture using a blender. Gradually add the cold water and mix it with the other material by your finger. Don’t use your hands or palms for mixing because dough gets warm. Add water until the dough is neither sticky nor crumbly. Divide dough into halves. Put one half in plastic wrap and press it to get flat. The second half should be rolled out and placed in pie plate. Brush all parts of dough with egg wash and put it in refrigerator for 10 minutes. In this state preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare the filling material. Cut the peeled apples into ¼ inch pieces. Mix the lemon juice and apples in a bowl. Pour sugars, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice on the apples and toss them. Whisk together egg and bourbon and add them gently to apple mixture. Put the filling material with spoon on the pastry in pie plate. Open and roll the remaining pastry on the top of the filling material. In order to avoid reshaping of the pastry and allowing the steam to escape, cut slits in pastry. This pie should be baked for 40 minutes at 425 degrees F. after bringing out of oven, sprinkle pie with vanilla sugar. 2. Apple Fruit Cake Ingredients Sugar: 300g Margarine: 200g Eggs: 2 Plain flour: 400g Bicarbonate of soda: 1 ½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon: 2 teaspoons Ground allspice: 1 teaspoon Ground cloves: 1 teaspoon Salt: ½ teaspoon Chopped walnuts: 175g Raisins: 220g Dates: 220g (pitted and chopped) Glace cherries: 125g (coarsely chopped) Apple sauce: 500g Glace cherries: 6(halved) Pecan halves: 6 Directions In a bowl, beat the mixture of sugar and margarine until light and soft. Add both eggs and blend again. Separate 65 gram of the flour and mix it with chopped dates and all the cherries. Stir this mixture and put it aside. Add soda, the rest of flour, cinnamon, salt, allspice, and cloves to the egg mixture. Blend this mixture gently, and then stir with a higher speed for two minutes. Pour apple sauce and fruit and nut mixture into the dough.Grease the cake tin and pour dough in cake tin. You should preheat the oven to 160 C. bake this cake in oven for 75 to 105 minutes. For testing if the cake is baked or not, you can insert a knife in center to see if it comes clean or with dough. If it comes clean, the cake will be ready. Main Dishes Apple and sausage patties Ingredients Olive oil: 1 tablespoon Unpeeled diced apples: 1 ½ cup Chopped sweet onion: ½ cup Garlic: ¾ teaspoon, minced Chopped Fresh basil:1/3 cup Rubbed sage: 1 teaspoon Salt: ½ teaspoon Ground coriander: ½ teaspoon Ground black pepper: ¼ teaspoon Ground chicken: 1 ½ pounds Directions First, add onion and apple to the heated oil. After about two minutes and when they get soft, add garlic. Then, let the mixture to lose temperature and get cool. After that, add ground chicken, basil, sage, salt, coriander and pepper and mix them with hands. After the combination of ingredients, shape the material into patties, transfer them to a tray and put them in the refrigerator to get ready. Bring the sausages out of refrigerator and put them in heated oil and let them cook for 6 to 8 minutes. Finally drain them on towels before serving.