3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 golden delicious apple; halved, cored,
1/4 c. thinly sliced red onion; cut in thin strips
3/4 lb spinach; washed, stems removed, leaves torn
1/2 cup toasted pecans
- In serving bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper until thick.
- Add apple and onion.
- Toss until apples and onions are covered with dressing.
- Place spinach on top, then pecans.
- Just before serving, toss.
- might add some blue cheese
- 1 medium apple cut into small pieces
- 2 small heads of broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
- 1 cup shredded or matchstick carrots
- 1/4 red onion chopped into itty bitty pieces
- 1 cup Planter’s Winter Spiced Mix – divided
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- pepper to taste (I usually give it 3 shakes)
Step #1 Combine broccoli, onion, apple, carrots, and 1/2 cup Planter’s Winter Spiced Mix into bowl.
Step #2 Mix together mayo, Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl.
Step #3 Add the mayo and Greek Yogurt mixture to the broccoli and apple mixture and stir together until well coated.
Step #4 Sprinkle the remaining Planter’s Winter Spiced Mix on top.
he Planter’s Winter Spiced Mix gives this salad extra crunchiness and a little bit of extra sweetness. This addition has made it my favorite variation of a broccoli & apple salad yet! This may not be your typical side dish for the holidays, but the added spiced nuts do make it a little more fitting. Plus, everyone seems to try and not indulge over the holidays and with this salad, you don’t have to feel guilty!
1 stick (1/4 pound) butter
1 cup onion, roughly chopped
1 cup Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
1 cup rutabaga, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup butternut squash, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
1 cup carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
1 quart good chicken stock
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, apple, rutabaga, squash, carrots and sweet potato and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent.
Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until all of the vegetables are cooked through and tender.
Puree the vegetables in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into the same pot you used to cook the vegetables. Add the cream, maple syrup, salt and cayenne pepper.
Return the pot to the stove, bring the soup to a simmer, and serve.
My husband and I came to Canada over 40 years ago from Holland. This traditional Dutch recipe is a family favorite and frequently goes along with me to potluck suppers and other get-togethers. —Elizabeth Peters,
– 3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (3 cups)
– 3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 2/3 cup butter, softened
– 4 Eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/8 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour. In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together. Bake at 300° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 10-12 servings.
2 cups flour
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
5 pounds (about 12) tart apples, such as Granny Smith
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
In a large bowl, combine flour,and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using an electric mixer or a pastry cutter, cut in until the mixture forms pea-size pieces. Press 2/3 of the mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up the side of a 9-inch springform pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. apples cut into thin slices, and place in a bowl. Pour off any accumulated liquid. Toss apple slices with remaining teaspoon cinnamon and lemon ,and put them in the prepared pan, pressing down gently as you pack them in (they will mound above the edge of the pan). Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top.
Put the pan on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, and for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, and let the cake cool in the pan to set. Serve at room temperature.
1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted
4 small (6 ounce) Granny Smith apples
3/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, small-diced
3/4 cup apricot jelly or warm sieved apricot jam
3 tablespoons Calvados, rum, or water
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 4 squares. Divide the pastry between the prepared sheet pans and refrigerate while you prepare the apples.
Peel the apples and cut them in half through the stem. Remove the stems and cores with a sharp knife and a melon baller. Slice the apples crosswise in 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place overlapping slices of apples diagonally across the pastry and place one slice of apple on each side of the arranged slices. Sprinkle the apples evenly with the sugar and dot them with the butter.
Bake for 40 minutes, until the pastry is browned and the edges of the apples start to brown. Don’t worry! The apple juices will burn in the pan but the tarts will be fine! When the tarts are done, heat the apricot jelly together with the Calvados until bubbly and brush the apples and pastry completely with the jelly mixture. Loosen the tarts with a metal spatula so they don’t stick to the paper. Allow to cool and serve warm or at room temperature.
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