Cooking with Apples

Apples are one of the most versatile foods around! They are delicious as main meals, desserts, side dishes, or just for eating!

Tips for Cooking with Apples

  • Generally, the tart taste of an apple is best for cooking, while sweeter apples are preferred for snacking and for salads.
  • Use apple juice or cider to glaze turkey, ham or chicken.
  • Poach fish fillets in apple juice or cider.
  • Mix mayonnaise with equal parts of apple juice as dressing for fruit, ham, chicken.
  • Mix sour cream and apple juice with chopped herbs to make dip for raw vegetables.
  • Use apple juice instead of liquid in recipes for corn muffins, biscuits, breads, rolls, pancakes, waffles and omelets.
  • Fold apple juice thickened with cornstarch into whipped topping with finely chopped fruits and nuts for an easy parfait.
  • For a fast and healthy syrup for pancakes, waffles or french toast, thicken heated apple juice with cornstarch and lemon juice.

Quick Conversion Tips

  • To make a 9 inch apple pie, use 6-8 medium apples.
  • 2 lbs. of apples make 3 cups of applesauce.
  • 1 bushel of apples makes 16-20 quarts of applesauce.

3 medium apples
= 1 pound of apples OR
= 3 cups of diced apples OR
= 2 3/4 cups of sliced apples

1 pound apples
= 4 small apples OR
= 3 medium apples OR
= 2 large apples AND MAKES
= 1 1/2 cups applesauce