Crab Apple Banana Jerky – by Naomi

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Crab Apple Banana Jerky

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed banana
  • 5 cups crab apples

Instructions

  1. Cut away the crab apples and discard the core.
  2. Boil the crab apple pieces in 1 cup water about 30 minutes, until soft.
  3. Puree apples in a blender. Add the bananas, blend.
  4. Place puree about 1/4 inch thick on food dryer leather trays (or use parchment paper); dry for about 12 hours, or until crispy; break into chips.
  5. If you have very tart crab apples, use a higher ratio of bananas. If you have small hard crab apples that are difficult to cut, parboil them first to make them easier to slice and remove the core.
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Crab Apple Maple Beverage – by Naomi

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Crab Apple Maple Beverage

Ingredients

  • 4 cups crab apples (small hard crab apples work especially well)
  • Water to cover crab apples in cooking pot
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Boil the whole crab apples until soft, crush with a potato masher and strain.
  2. Discard the cores, stems and skins.
  3. Cool the juice, dilute with water to taste and add maple syrup.
  4. I like to serve with ice, you can also add your favourite liquor.
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10 Creative Ways to Use Your Apples – by Christine T

Tired of the same old apple recipe? Looking for unique ways to use your apples? Try some of these fantastic ideas!

 

  • Apple-flavoured BBQ sauce

 

 

      Spice up your meat with the sweet and tart taste of apples. One of my favorite recipes can be found here:

http://www.epicurean.com/featured/apple-city-barbecue-sauce-recipe.html

 

  • Autumn Table Decor/Centerpiece

Dress up your table for fall and feature a variety of apples for your guests. Check out Real Simple for some great photos: http://simplystated.realsimple.com/2009/02/27/fresh-apple-par/

 

 

  • Tangy Apple Salsa

Add to a burger, on the side with meat, or enjoy with pita chips. Try this quick an easy recipe by Rachael Ray: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/appetizer-starter-recipes/green-apple-salsa