Monday was a great day with the family. I took a vacation day - a major success all unto itself, and went apple picking with Kirstren, her son, her mom and my mom. We had a BLAST!!
That means that I get to experiment more with apples. Woohoo! I have two recipes for you. One a success (apple cake) and one a fail; majorly (apple chips). Why am I sharing my fail?!?! Well because A. I can't believe that something so easy and touted by Rachel Ray kicked my butt, B. For any hints that you may have on trying again (I WILL try again; I'm stubborn like that) and C. Because we all know that everything we try isn't going to come out perfect.
2 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
4 cups (about 6 apples) finely diced apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter (melted)
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add apples, nuts, butter and eggs. Beat until combined. This will be a very thick batter. Put in greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for an hour.
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 large apples
Preheat the oven to 250°. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Using a serrated knife or mandolin, thinly slice the apples crosswise, discarding the seeds and both ends. Arrange in a single layer on parchment-paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
Bake the apple slices, turning every half hour, until dry, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove and transfer to racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
What's cooking in your kitchen?
The winner of the pink kitchen products will be revealed Tuesday night & look for another giveaway late in the week.