ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Apple Dessert Recipes

Updated on August 5, 2018
Apples, beautiful aren't they?
Apples, beautiful aren't they? | Source

The Health Benefits of Apples

Everyone has heard the old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". You would not believe how true that statement is. Eating apples provides many, many health benefits. I decided after reading about these benefits that I would start gathering dessert recipes for this remarkable fruit. Below you will find a couple of recipes that I found to be delicious and easy to make. But first let me tell you about the benefits of eating apples.

  • Alzheimer's Prevention ~ A substance contained in apples, quercetin, may protect your brain cells from the type of free radical damage that is known to lead to Alzheimer's.
  • Lung Cancer Prevention ~ The high levels of flavonoids, quercetin, and naringin may lower your risk of developing lung cancer by as much as 50%.
  • Colon Cancer Prevention ~ The pectin in apples not only help reduce the risk of developing colon cancer but they also help maintain a healthy digestive tract.
  • Liver Cancer Prevention ~ Eating apples may lower your risk of developing liver caner by as much as 57%.
  • Breast Cancer Prevention ~ One apple per day may lower the risk of breast cancer by 17%. Eating three apples per day may lower the risk by 38%, while 6 apples may reduce risk by as much as 44 to 45%.
  • Lower Cholesterol ~ The pectin contained in apples helps lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol. Eating 2 apples per day may lower cholesterol by as much as 16%.
  • Bone Protection ~ Flavonoids may protect menopausal women from developing osteoporosis. It has also been said to increase bone density.
  • Weight Loss ~ Women who eat 3 or more apples per day generally lose more weight than women who do not.
  • Diabetes Management ~ The pectin in an apple supplies the body with a substance that lowers the body's need for insulin which in turn helps in the management of diabetes.

APPLE RECIPES
APPLE RECIPES | Source

Fried Apples

Ingredients:

3 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp butter

Directions:

In large fry pan, heat butter til melted. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook on medium heat until apples are tender.

Fried apples are good as a dessert when topped with a dolop of whipped cream. They are also good spooned over vanilla ice cream. Fried apples are also a good addition to a meal when serving pork chops. The two flavors compliment each other beautifully.

Apple Crumble

 Ingredients:

3 lbs apples, peeled cored and sliced

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/3 cup butter, softened

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with buttered flavored baking spray. 

Toss cut apples in a bowl with 1/3 cup of brown sugar to coat then place in oiled baking pan.

Combine in medium sized bowl, remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Drop small cut up pieces of softened butter into graham cracker mixture. 

Using pastery cutter or two knives cut into mixture until mixture is crumbly.  Sprinkle over apples.

Place in oven and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown.

If you do not have graham cracker crumbs simple take regular or cinnamon flavored graham crackers and crush until crumbly.  They work very well.

 

Apple Cake

 Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1 egg

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1.2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. 

Beat egg until frothy and add to sugar mixture.

Blend together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, apples, raisins and nuts.

Spray 9" x 9" baking dish with butter flavored baking oil.  Pour cake mixture into prepared pan.  Bake for 45 minutes.

Apple funny face
Apple funny face | Source
Apple Sayings
Apple Sayings | Source

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.”

— Jane Austen

“The flowers of the apple are perhaps the most beautiful of any tree’s, so copious and so delicious to both sight and scent.”

— Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples

© 2010 Susan Hazelton

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)