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Delicious Apple Recipes
Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops

6 rib pork chops, 2 inches thick
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3 Tblsp. butter
5 Tblsp. chopped onion
1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
1 large green apple
5 Tblsp. seedless raisins
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 Tblsp. water

Split the chops through the middle from the outer edge toward the bone, leaving meat attached to the bone. Open like a book and pound both sides thin with a mallet. Season the chops with 1/2 of the salt and the pepper. Saute the onion and bread crumbs in butter in a heavy skillet. Add the apple slices, raisins, remaining salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and water. Mix together well and spread the dressing in even portions on the chops. Fold over and fasten with toothpicks. Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Turn once during baking time and drain off excess fat. Serves 6.

Continental Apple Cake

1 cup butter
2 cups flour
2 Tblsp. sugar
Juice and rind of 1 lemon
2 egg yolks, white of one
4 apples thinly sliced
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup raisins

Mix flour, butter, egg yolks, and sugar. Knead with hands. Add lemon juice and grated rind. When well blended and smooth, chill for several hours.
Roll 1/4-inch thick. Divide in two parts. Line an oblong tin with half the dough and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Fill with sliced apples, sugar, and raisins. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover with the remaining dough. Brush top with slightly beaten egg white and bake at 350 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender.
Dust with powdered sugar and cut in squares. Serve hot or cold with whipped cream. Serves 6.

Apple Puddeny Pie--An Irish Delight

4 medium cooking apples
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup water
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup butter

Pare and core apples. Cut into eighths and place in greased baking dish, about 10 x 6 inches. Sprinkle with combined spices, sugar and a little of salt. Mix water, lemon juice and grated rind, and pour over apples. Add baking soda and remaining salt to oats; work butter into this mixture until crumbly. Spread oatmeal mixture over apples and bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 40 minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Apple Porcupine

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
Jelly, marmalade, or preserved fruit
8 apples
Almonds, blanched & split
Whipped cream

Boil sugar and water 7 minutes. Wipe, pare, and core apples. Cook in sirup to cover until soft, occasionally skimming. Drain, cool, fill with jelly, and stick with almonds. Serve with whipped cream.

Apple Rolls

4 cups diced apples
1 cup broken pecans
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup margarine
2 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs, beaten

Grease and flour two 1 lb. coffee cans. In a medium bowl stir apples, pecans and sugar. Let stand for one hour, stirring often to make juice. In a large bowl, stir flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon together. Add apple mixture, mix well, and stir in butter, vanilla and eggs. Turn in coffee cans. Tie a 2-inch strip of foil around top of each can. Bake in 325 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove from cans. Serve warm or cool with cream cheese.

Easy Apple Delights

1 pkg. Pillsbury Dinner Rolls
Pinch of cinnamon

Press out each roll into square shape, add 1 tablespoon applesauce, fold to turnover shape and bake at 400 degrees for 3 or 4 minutes.

Apple Squares

3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening
1 egg
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix flour with sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut shortening. Place egg in a 3/4 cup--fill the cup with milk to make 3/4 cup. Add egg and milk mixing lightly. Divide dough into two parts. Roll out to get a 10 1/2 X 15 1/5 inch cookie sheet. Slice enough apples to fill crust. Combine sugar, cinnamon and powdered sugar. Sprinkle over apples. Roll out remaining crust--place over apples; seal edges. Bake 400 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Mix powdered sugar and enough milk to make a thin icing. Pour over cake. Cut in squares to serve.