Fresh Apple Recipes
Ohio apples are a tasty treat, but they can be even tastier in baked goods, salads, entrees, and more! Browse some of our suggested recipes for transforming and sharing your favorite apple varieties!
Apple Filled French Toast
Shirma Pence, Greenville, Ohio
2 8-ounce packages of reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups peeled, diced OHIO apples
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Mix cream cheese and sugars together until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. Set aside.
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
24 thinly sliced French bread
Butter or margarine
Fruit preserves or maple syrup
Whisk eggs, milk and salt together until foamy. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. For each serving, spread about 1/4 cup of filling in the center of one slice of bread. Top with additional slice, and place into egg mixture, coating each side of the bread. Grill 3 to 4 minutes or until underside is lightly browned. Turn over and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until other side is browned. Transfer to a warm plate, cover, and place in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Add butter to skillet as needed between batches. To serve, dust each side of French toast with confectioner's sugar and top with fruit preserves or maple syrup. Makes 12 servings.
Turkey Waldorf Wraps
Sherry D. Bowers, Laurelville, Ohio
12 soft tortillas (white or whole-grain)
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
12 slices deli smoked turkey
2 cups chopped unpeeled OHIO apples, Melrose or Gala
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup raisins
Spread 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise evenly over each tortilla. Add 1 slice of turkey, 3 tablespoons apple, 1 tablespoon celery, 1 tablespoon raisins, and a leaf of lettuce to each tortilla. Fold in half or roll each tortilla. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Makes 6 servings.
Taffy Apple Pizza
Shirley A. Kosta, Burgoon, Ohio
1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 medium OHIO Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into ball. Flatten with hand. Using floured rolling pin, roll out dough into a 14 inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Bake 16 to 18 minutes, until golden brown. Cool. Combine cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Spread mixture over top of cookie. Arrange sliced apples over cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon. Heat caramel topping in microwave for 30 seconds or until warm. Drizzle over apples. Sprinkle with peanuts. Cut into pie shaped wedges and serve. Makes 12 to 14 servings.
Chocolate Walnut Apple Cake
Esther McCoy, Dillonvale, Ohio
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups chopped OHIO Rome Beauty or Yellow Delicious apples, divided
1 cup chopped walnuts
Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, soda salt and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl beat together oil, eggs and sugar. Add 1 cup apples. Add dry ingredients and beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in remaining apples and nuts. Pour into greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until done. When cool, cover the cake with a a paper doily and sprinkle with powdered sugar to make a lacy design. Makes 12 servings.