Apple Pie Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I prefer Granny Smith for cooking/baking)
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp. dark rum (optional)
  • 1 cup graham crackers, chopped small

Praline-Topped Apple Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apples
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Beef Stuffing with Apples & Cranberries

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) unseasoned dried bread cubes
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups diced peeled Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Arroz con Pollo With Apples

Ingredients

  • 2 large tart unpeeled apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup long-grain converted rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Maple and Spice Shrub

Ingredients

  • 2 cups roughly chopped, tasty apples
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 piece nutmeg
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup raw cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. In a dry skillet toast the cinnamon, star anise, and nutmeg. In a 2-quart glass jar or bowl, gently muddle together the maple syrup the vanilla bean and the apples. Stir in the spices and the vinegars. Cover and let the shrub sit for 48 hours. Strain off all the solids and store the shrub in the fridge for up to 1 month.
  2. This shrub is delicious added to ginger beer or club soda and makes a perfect cocktail with whiskey and a squeeze of lemon.