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Oct 24, 2013

An Apple A Day….

We all know the old saying that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Unfortunately, the average apple gets tiring after a while. Here are 7 fun ways that you can feed the ones you care about, as well as yourself, an apple a day through the comforting form of a delicious pastry.

Monday – Apple Muffins
Apple muffins often use applesauce for a softer texture. You can even make your own apple sauce from fresh apples. Top these muffins with a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon for the perfect afternoon snack.

Tuesday – Apple Spice Cake
You can use granny smith or gala apples in this recipe. Combine them with brown sugar, flour, spices, eggs, and walnuts to make a chunky and delicious cake. You can even whip up a vanilla butter sauce out of butter (or margarine), brown sugar, vanilla extract, and whipping cream to pour on top of it.

Wednesday – Apple Strudel
A classic apple strudel can be made easily using margarine, apple pie filling, yellow cake mix, sugar, cinnamon, sour cream, and an egg. If you are looking for a more complicated recipe in order to make a more refined apple strudel, you can learn one, as well as all the other skills you need to become a real pastry chef at a culinary institute in California.

Thursday – Apple Pie
There are many varieties of apple pie that you can try out, from classic apple pies to crunchy caramel apple pie, using vanilla caramels and walnuts, or dutch apple pie. Develop your skills even more by making your own crust from margarine and flour. Using fresh apples, like ones picked straight from the trees of California will make your pies taste even sweeter.

Friday – Apple Turnover
Apple turnovers use granny smith apples and puff pastry, that you can purchase or make by hand, for a delicious individual sized pastry that your whole family will enjoy. Getting your apple turnovers just right can be hard. A culinary school can teach you how to make the perfect apple turnover, with just the right amount of flakiness.

Saturday – Apple Crisp
The ultimate in comfort food, nothing beats a warm apple crisp straight out of the oven. A recipe for apple crisp typically calls for healthier ingredients, like oats and brown, rather than refined sugar.

Sunday – Apple Cobbler
Apple Cobblers are similar to apple crisps, using oats and flour along with brown sugar and tart apples, but can often be paired with more fun ingredients, such as Pecans and Cherries. They are baked in the oven until the apples are served and are perfect when topped with warm vanilla ice cream.

Have fun with your apples, try out and develop new recipes on your own or take classes in California to become a pastry chef and make apple goodies all day long.