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?

The winner of the pink kitchen products will be revealed Tuesday night & look for another giveaway late in the week.





24 comments:

  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!!

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

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

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  4. Apple chips! Sounds delicious!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  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!

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

    thanks for sharing
    coco

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  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!
    http://mealplanningwithconnie.blogspot.com/2009/10/review-and-recipe-apple-muffins-with.html
    Thanks for hosting!
    Many blessings!!

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  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!

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  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.

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. MMmmm...those apple chips sound so yummy!!

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

    Jane

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  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!!

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

    Justine :o )

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

    Beth

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

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

    e-Mom @ Susannah's Aprons
    http://chrysaliscom.blogspot.com

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  22. an award for you!

    http://www.mynetfinds.blogspot.com/2009/10/sweetest-thing.html

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