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Cissik
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sylvia
Kent WA
USA
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Posted - Mar 03 2016 :  7:39:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think it's our heritage to drink apple cider, both fresh and hard. Has anyone read the Outlander books? the book I'm reading now, they are living in North Carolina and their number one drink to make is hard apple cider. A lot of bartering going on with this stuff in the book. Love it!

Sylvia
Kent, WA
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2016 :  07:17:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking through my new Ball Canning Book I found what I want to make for this year's SFGAF "Apple Pie Jam". It's apple jam with the spices of apple pie added - ground cinnamon, ground all spice, and ground nutmeg. It will be tasty on toast, biscuits, & scones. Now if Granny Smith apples will go on sale in the coming weeks I'll be all set.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Jun 17 2016 :  5:19:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ohhh, Sara, that recipe sounds delicious! Can you tell me how the recipe is different from Apple butter? The spices sounds very similar.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2016 :  5:23:32 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a delicious pie - recipe please?

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Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2016 :  10:04:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie and Linda because you asked for it here it is.

Apple Pie Jam
makes about 5 ½ pint jars

6 cups diced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 6 apples)
2 cups apple juice or apple cider
2 Tbsp. bottled lemon juice
3 Tbsp. Ball Classic Pectin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups sugar

1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a 6 qt stainless steel or enameled Dutch oven, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, or until apple is soft, stirring occasionally.

2. Whisk in pectin and next 3 ingredients. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.

3. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.

4. Ladle hot jam into a hot jar, leaving ¼" headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled. Put on canner lid.

5. Process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove canner lid, and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.


Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2016 :  9:16:51 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Sara. I will have to try this!

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Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2016 :  06:39:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My jam making is on hold until the fall. I went back and re-read all the page with the recipe. There was a hint that said to wait to fall to make the jam because apples in the stores at any other time had been in cold storage. So I will wait for this seasons crop. Texas is not apple country so all our apples are trucked in.

The main difference between the apple pie jam recipe and apple butter is how long apples are cooked. For jam it is to they are tender. For apple butter is to they are disintegrated. Disintegrated was the word used in apple butter recipe.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2016 :  08:28:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Besides making apple pie jam for this year's FarmGirl Apple Festival I'll be making a batch of All-Bran muffins with apples and dried carrots. I made a batch of All-Bran muffins this morning with dried carrots and pomegranate flavored cranberries and they are really good.

I'm still looking for an apple pie recipe for Apple Pie Sunday.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Aug 28 2016 :  12:57:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yummy Sara! All of those recipes sound delicious!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2016 :  5:10:38 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Those muffins sound great, Sara. I have a recipe for apple cinnamon oat bran muffins. Maybe I could substitute all bran for the oat bran? I'll have to look for the All Bran recipe - is it on the box? Here is the recipe I got from a friend. They are good muffins, but sometimes crumble apart when eating them. Crumbs are so small they have no calories, right?

APPLE CINNAMON MIRACLE MUFFINS
(Eat three per day to lower cholesterol.*)


2¼ cups oat bran cereal ½ cup skim milk
¼ cup brown sugar ¾ cup frozen apple juice concentrate
1¼ teaspoons cinnamon 2 Tbl. vegetable oil
1 Tbl. baking powder 2 egg whites
½ cup raisins 1 medium apple, cored and chopped

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the milk, apple juice concentrate, egg whites and oil in a bowl or blender. Add to the dry ingredients and mix. Add the chopped apple.

Line muffin pans with paper baking cups and fill with batter. Bake in a 425º F oven for 17 minutes. Makes 12 muffins. After cooling, store in refrigerator.


NOTES:

Be sure to buy Oat Bran Hot Cereal, not oatmeal. I think Quaker is the best. Their oat bran is stocked near their oatmeal. It comes in a 16 ounce box. You’ll need two boxes to make a double batch of muffins.
Don’t add water to the apple juice concentrate. Use it straight from the can.
Since I’m too lazy to chop my apples, I use a tool that cores and divides the apple into eight pieces and put the pieces in the blender with the wet ingredients. Four short blasts on “chop” will do the job.
Fill the baking cups with the batter. Muffins will expand but will not run over so fill the cups to the top. Use all the batter to make twelve muffins.
Baking time is critical. Use a timer and set it for exactly 17 minutes. When the timer rings, use a toothpick to test doneness. The toothpick should come out of the muffin just slightly tacky to the touch, not wet or dry. If you overbake by even a minute or two, you’ll have dry muffins.
One batch of muffins uses 6 oz. of apple juice concentrate. Since the concentrate comes in 12 oz. cans, you can make two batches of muffins at a time. By the time the first batch is finished baking, you will have the second batch ready to put in the oven. You can make two batches from start to finish, including clean up, in one hour.

*Recipe from The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure by Robert E. Kowalski. This book contains many more muffin recipes, using oat bran.


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Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2016 :  5:23:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda I got the original muffin recipe from the All-Bran site - http://www.all-bran.com/home.html I added 1/4 cup dried carrots - 1/4 dried pomegranate flavored cranberries - soak them in water to hydrate, drain and add to mixture.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2016 :  7:21:10 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Sara. I'll look for that.


Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3929 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3929 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2016 :  05:35:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wish I had one of these muffins right now with my coffee!! Many they all sound so wonderful!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2016 :  11:01:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My sister and I made a whiskey run today. For those of you who live in Texas you know what I mean. My city can only sell beer and wine unless it's a private club where liquor by the drink is sold. To buy whiskey we have to go outside the city limits to a wide space on the highway that incorporated solely for the purpose of selling whiskey. License to sell liquor or beer & wine is voted on by prescient.

I wrote all the above just to tell you I bought apple brandy to use in baking for our SFGAF.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2016 :  11:53:06 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
LOL! Love the way you think, Sara. Exactly what are you putting the whiskey in?

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2016 :  12:10:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda I have a six mini bunt cake pan. I like using it for little dried fruit pound cakes soaked with bourbon for the holidays. This year I'll soak them with the apple brandy. Will have to decide what dried fruit to use besides apple. Whatever I use in a couple of months it should be just about right.

Will use the apple brandy instead of vanilla flavoring in everything I bake in Sept. I've not a very good baker - don't like all the measuring - but the Apple Festival has inspired me to do a little bit.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2016 :  06:31:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't wait any longer. Today I'll put my apple garden flag, I made last year, out by front step. My apple fall apron, which I also made last year for our SFGAF, has been hanging on laundry room door for weeks. Will hang it by the front door for Apple Pie Sunday.

I ordered two apple fabrics, that will be here Thurs, to use for the SFGAF swap. Will have enough fabric for another project. Any suggestions on what I can make. It has to be easy or I won't get it done.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2016 :  06:37:34 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
You can make a Microwave Bowl Potholder or a Microwave Baked Potato Bag. Or a simple apron. Or a MJF Dish Drainer Quilt. Or Potholders.

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Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2016 :  06:52:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, thanks for all the ideas. Can you please e-mail me the instructions for your Microwave Bowl Potholder. I have the one you gifted me but I need more on how to do.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2016 :  07:07:00 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Will do!

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Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2016 :  3:21:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Drum roll please.
I've found my apple pie recipe for Apple Pie Sunday.

Cream and Crumb Schnitz Pie
"Food that Really Schmecks Mennonite Country Cooking" by Edna Staebler

Pastry for one-crust, 9" pie
Enough apples to fill up pie shell
1 cup brown sugar
3 Tsp butter
1/3 cup flour
2/3 cup thick cream - sweet, sour, or on the turn
3/4 tsp cinnamon

Mix butter, sugar, and flour into crumbs.
Sprinkle half in bottom of shell.

Peel and core the apples, cut them in Schnitz (segments), and arrange on top of crumbs.

Mix half of the reminding crumbs with the cream and pour over the apples.

Mix the cinnamon with rest of the crumbs and sprinkle over the top.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then at 350 degrees for about half an hour.

Note: Recipe does not say whether the crust is baked or not ~ just guessing it's un-baked. Am I right?


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Dare2BUniquelyMe
Sharpshooter / Chapter Guru

142 Posts

Sherrilyn
Lake Tapps Washington
USA
142 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2016 :  3:34:40 PM  Show Profile  Send Dare2BUniquelyMe an AOL message  Reply with Quote
That sounds positively delish! Thinking I might make that for our celebration.

Thanks for sharing Sara.



Sherri
Sister #1350
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2016
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3965 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3965 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2016 :  3:44:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherri anything with heavy cream and crumbles has to be good.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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Dare2BUniquelyMe
Sharpshooter / Chapter Guru

142 Posts

Sherrilyn
Lake Tapps Washington
USA
142 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2016 :  4:06:56 PM  Show Profile  Send Dare2BUniquelyMe an AOL message  Reply with Quote
AMEN Sister!!

Sherri
Sister #1350
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2016
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3929 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3929 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2016 :  4:28:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OH MY!! Sara, this apple pie recipe sounds utterly mouth watering. I can't wait for you to make one and let us know how it turned out!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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