Apple Recipes





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Here are our favorite apple recipes. A simple Apple Dip for kids parties, Apple Turnovers for parties and special occasions, and our Apple Crisp for a delicious dessert.

Apple Dip

This delicious party dip is perfect for kids parties, football get togethers and more. Have fun dipping cut apple slices, other fruit or even graham crackers. Download recipe here: Apple Dip Recipe or click print above for all of our Apple Recipes.
Make this delicious apple dip for kids parties.

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dipping caramel
  • Heath Toffee Sprinkles
  • Granny Smith Apples (recommended)
  • Bowl of water with lemon juice (optional)

Materials

  • Large Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Dish or small cups

Steps

  • Let cream cheese soften to room temperature.
  • Add vanilla and brown sugar. Mix with mixer for smoother results until it's light and creamy.
  • Measure out 3/4 cup dipping caramel and warm slightly in microwave. We did it for 15 seconds and mixed. Caramel heats quickly so be very careful not to over heat.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the caramel topping to the cream cheese mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Drizzle the rest of the caramel on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle Heath English Toffee bits on top.
  • Slice apples tight before serving or see our tips to reduce browning at the bottom.
  • Chill the dip and serve. Eat with sliced apples or graham crackers.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Mix cream cheese and sugar with mixer for creamier results.
  • For a whiter result, try powdered sugar and clear vanilla.
  • Dip pineapple spears, grapes and other fruit.
  • We used about 1/4 cup brown sugar but most recipes say 1/2 cup
  • They sell Heath Toffee bits already in pieces but for smaller pieces place in ziplock and smash with a wooden spoon.
  • For individual servings, serve in little Dixie cups with apple slices. Perfect for kids and to avoid double dipping!
  • Be creative: You can add peanut butter, nuts or chocolate sauce, or try using strawberry flavored cream cheese.
  • For sprinkle variation, choose your favorite ice cream sprinkle! Crushed snickers, colored sprinkles, graham crackers, granola.

Apple Turnovers

Turnovers are one of our all time favorite apple recipes. These are great for small gatherings as a dessert. Drizzle the glaze over the turnovers and enjoy warm! We love using Pepperidge Farm pastry sheets. They are light and flaky and complement the sweet filling.
Delicious home made apple turnover recipe your whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 3 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced (or 4 small)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed (like Pepperidge Farm)

Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain water from apples and place them into the hot skillet.
  • Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. Add brown sugar, and cinnamon, and cook stirring for 2 more minutes.
  • Stir together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Pour into the skillet, and mix well. Cook for another minute, or until sauce has thickened.
  • Remove from heat to cool slightly.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  • Unfold puff pastry sheets, and repair any cracks by pressing them back together.
  • Spoon apples onto the center of each squares. Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape. Press the edges together to seal. Crimp with a fork.
  • Place turnovers on a baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between them. We like to use parchment paper to line the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until turnovers are puffed and lightly browned. Watch closely as the pastry shell is very delicate and can burn easily. Cool till warm to touch before adding the glaze or it will simply melt into the pastry and make it soggy.
  • To make the glaze, mix together the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl. Adjust the thickness by adding more sugar or milk if necessary. Drizzle glaze over cooled turnovers.

Tips and Suggestions

  • If you don't use cut apples immediately, combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice in 4 cups of water in a large bowl and place sliced apples in the water to keep from browning. Drain water from apples before placing in skillet. We get everything ready before slicing and have not had to do this. They turn color slightly when cooking anyway.
  • I use parchment paper to line the baking sheet for easy removal.
  • You will have extra apples/sauce but it makes a great "fried apples" treat so I haven't cut back the original recipe. I'd also rather have extra than not enough and have to make more.
  • I usually put about 3 slices of apple in each, if the syrup leaks a little from the pastries when closing, it will be fine. I always have extra but the girls enjoy eating it.
  • Add a little more cornstarch if you feel the syrup isn't thick enough.
  • Egg wash is an option

Apple Crisp

Make this delicious apple crisp!  A family favorite recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced Granny Smith apples (approximately 2-3 apples)We often leave the skins on but you can peel them off if you prefer.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour

Steps

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish
  • Place apples in prepared dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour water over all. In a bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Blend in flour. Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples.
  • Bake in preheated oven 30 to 40 minutes, until apples are tender and crust is golden. Watch closely the topping can burn easily.
  • Cool slightly before serving. Apple filling will be very hot!

Other Apple Recipes

We have other apple recipes. Here is our Apple Strudel Muffins with cinnamon sugar streusel topping
Our apple strudel muffin recipe.
Some of our apple recipes may require slicing apples right before serving or using one of these methods to keep from browning.
  • Submerse in a bowl of water. It is air that causes the browning. You can add a little lemon juice but it can alter the flavor of your apple slices.
  • Squeeze a little lemon juice directly onto your apple slices and then store in an air tight container. This will give you an hour or two before browning starts. Remember this can cause your apple slices to have a slight citrus flavor.