October 12, 2009

Tuesdays At The Table - Apple Cake & Apple Chips

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.

Lovely Yellow Ribbons

Apple Cake

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)
2 eggs

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.

Apple chips

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?

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  1. I've been in an apple mood too - I made a yummy apple pie (carmel pecan) will be sharing that recipe next week! Thanks for yours, I'll have to give them a try!!

  2. WooHoo! I'm first!
    I just love this time of year. All of great food! Your recipes look yummy!
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Oops, I guess I'm not first. Oh well, 2nd is good :)

  4. Apple chips! Sounds delicious!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. Thank you for posting the recipe for apple chips. I have never made them before but, they look easy and yummy! I am gonna have to try that out this week!

  6. looove apple pies and now an apple cake and chips to try.....yummy delish

    thanks for sharing

  7. We love anything with apples, too. I posted an apple muffin recipe last week and have received a few compliments on it from others who have tried it. They are easy and tasty!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Many blessings!!

  8. I have had trouble with apple chips too -- but, have a recipe that seemed to work okay posted on my blog ... http://joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2009/09/apple-chips.html, in case you're interested.

    Thanks for hosting today!

  9. I recently discovered your blog and this great meme. I can't wait to try the apple chips! It's a great recipe for me to try with my girls. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh yum--Apple cake! I must give that a try!

  11. These both sound seriously yummy! I will definitely have to get hubby to try out the apple cake recipe for me (ya know, since I can't walk).

    I have a typo on my entry but oh well!

  12. I've never made apple chips so I'm not sure what happened...I'm sure the next time they'll be fabulous.:)

  13. These sound yummy! I'm definitely going to try the apple cake ASAP.


  14. I just noticed you changed the TATT button to have your blog name - could you maybe get us the code for that!! Thanks much!!

  15. Wow, you really are into apples these days! How did the apple chips go wrong? You didn't say!

    Justine :o )

  16. MMMMMmmmmmmm...both look delish!!! I also love, love, love this Meme!!!


  17. Lol, Rachel Ray. Better luck next time.

    Thanks for hosting. Look forward to your giveaways. :~D

    e-Mom @ Susannah's Aprons

  18. Apple cake sounds so heavenly right now! I'm in a wedding soon, so there is a whole of chicken and veggies going on in my kitchen. Boo.

  19. Your apple cake sounds really great! I'm not much of a baker, but everyone's fall cake recipes have got me wanting to start baking! Yum!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  20. Thanks for hosting this now. I know it takes a lot of time and effort. I would love for you to share a slow cooker favorite at Crock Pot Wednesday whenever you can. Thanks again.

  21. Here's a recipe link! I've been looking for one! yay!

  22. an award for you!



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