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Spiced Apple Ice Cream

It is fall!! That means apple season is definitely here! Celebrate with a dish of spiced apple ice cream. Warm spices, cooked apples, cold cream. Perfection.

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Fall is a special time in Michigan. There are orchards all around and apples of every variety.

If you have a child in school they will likely have a field trip to an orchard. Facebook is full of family apple picking photos.

Apple goodies abound. Apple cider. Apple donuts. Apple crisp. Apple pie (the Dutch variety too!). Applesauce. Apple pie parfaits. Apple pie cake. The list goes on.

Something new.

This year I created a new way to enjoy apples – in ice cream!

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Spiced apple ice cream is a mix of sauteed, sweetened apples (think apple pie filling), warm spices and thick raw cream.

Start by sauteing chunks of apples in butter, honey and your favorite blend of spices. Then make a rich cinnamon ice cream. Mix in the apples and let it freeze.

For the spice you can go simple with just cinnamon. Or you can add nutmeg and cloves. I actually used a cinnamon spice blend from Ground 2 Table. It worked really well.

Enjoyment all around.

Spiced apple ice cream was definitely a winner with my family. Even my in-laws got to sample some and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Of course it tastes great plain. But spiced apple ice cream is really good served on vanilla cake or apple crisp!

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Maybe you’re like me and need a little crunch? Crumble some homemade pumpkin spice graham crackers over the ice cream. It’ll taste like crust so you get the full apple pie effect.

You can also add crunch with chopped crispy pecans. Sprinkle them on top or mix them right in the ice cream. You’ll really bump up the flavor by using sugar coated pecans!

If you want to add to the creaminess and nutrition you can use pastured egg yolks. But if you don’t have access to quality eggs or you don’t tolerate eggs you can leave them out.

For sweetener cane sugar, maple syrup and honey all work. I like to use a combination of two or all three of them to create a more neutral flavor.

No guilt.

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Now that apple season is in full swing it’s time to create some fall treats. Grab your favorite variety of apple and fresh cream. You’re well on your way to a dish of rich spiced apple ice cream.

What is your favorite way to enjoy fall and the abundance of apples?

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Spiced Apple Ice Cream
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  2. 2 tsp. butter (or coconut oil)
  3. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  4. optional: nutmeg, cloves or a cinnamon spice blend
  5. 1 Tbsp. honey
  6. 2 1/2 cups cream (raw if possible) (or coconut milk)
  7. 1/2 cp whole milk (raw if possible) (or coconut milk)
  8. 2 egg yolks (optional)
  9. 1/2 cup cane sugar, maple syrup and/or honey
  10. 1 Tbsp. vanilla or vodka
  11. 1 Tbsp. tapioca flour or arrowroot
  12. 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  13. 2 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Sautee apples in butter, spices and honey over medium heat about 5 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a blender combine the remaining ingredients. Blend until well mixed.
  3. Process the ice cream in an ice cream mixer according to manufacturer's directions (it takes 15 - 20 minutes in my Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment).
  4. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe container.
  5. Stir in the apples.
  6. Freeze until firm.
Notes
  1. You can add 1/4 cup chopped crispy pecans or sugar coated pecans when you stir in the apples.
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Strawberry Apple Salad | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Strawberry Apple Salad

Strawberry apple salad is a simple way to add a burst of strawberry flavor to your summer meal.Strawberry Apple Salad | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

I am a planner.  I always make meal plans for the week (I’ve been posting them for several years if you need inspiration!).  It’s usually not too difficult to come up with main dishes.

But side dishes…

I struggle there.  It usually ends up being the same boring sides week after week.  Broccoli, beans, applesauce…

If you’re tired of boring sides you’re in luck.  Today I’ve got a bright, fun, easy side dish that is perfect for any week night meal.  It can also be doubled or tripled and served at your next picnic or potluck.

There is no cooking or baking required.  Just some chopping and mixing.

Strawberry apple salad features one of summer’s gems – fresh strawberries.  It is naturally very allergen friendly and low in sugar.  It puts a fun summer spin on the year round staple of apples.

If you’re like me and don’t need much sweetness to feel like you’re having a treat, strawberry apple salad could even be used as dessert.  Top it with a sprinkle of granola or crispy walnuts.  Dessert is ready!Strawberry Apple Salad | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

One of the things I love about this salad is that you can prepare it in advance.  The longer you let it sit the better!  The apples will just absorb more and more of the strawberry flavor.

I like to let my kids help make this strawberry apple salad.  Even the young ones can get involved.  I peel and core the apples.  Then they use a dull knife to cut the apples into chunks.  After I blend the strawberry dressing they can pour it on the apples and mix.

Of course if your child helps make the salad you have to let them be a taste tester.  That is the most important job!  My kids sure loved sampling strawberry apple salad.

Strawberry apple salad is the perfect park snack.

Fill half pint mason jars with the salad and put a lid on.  Grab a spoon and you’re all set.  No need to worry about messy hands since you eat it with a spoon.

Whether it is strawberry season or not you can make strawberry apple salad.  Frozen strawberries work too!  No apples on hand?  No problem.  Swap pears, peaches or plums.  It’ll still taste great.

Put strawberry apple salad on your menu this week.  I bet your kids will love it as much as mine do!Strawberry Apple Salad | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Strawberry Apple Salad
Serves 4
A simple summer salad that turns ordinary apples into a fun strawberry treat.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 plain whole milk yogurt
  2. 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen, thawed)
  3. 2 Tbsp. honey
  4. 5-6 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite size pieces
  5. optional - 1 tsp. poppy seeds
Instructions
  1. Puree the yogurt, strawberries and honey in a blender.
  2. Pour the mixture into a medium size bowl. Add poppy seeds if desired.
  3. Add the apples to the bowl and toss to coat.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Notes
  1. This can be made a day ahead.
  2. Top the salad with granola or crispy nuts if desired.
  3. Fill half pint mason jars with the salad to take it on the go.
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Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait

This apple pie breakfast parfait is a simple layered breakfast that is easy enough for kids to make and fancy enough for guests.
Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait | Homemade Dutch Apple PieSaturday mornings I like to make fun breakfasts and often let my kids choose what we have.  That usually includes things like:

But sometimes by Friday I just don’t have the energy or time to measure and soak flour and get things ready for baking.  I need a simple breakfast that is still fun and delicious.

Enter the apple pie breakfast parfait!  It is so easy to make that your kids can almost do it by themselves.  But what’s even better about it is the taste.Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Both of my big kids said it really tastes like apple pie.  Then they proceeded to devour it!

There is no refined sugar (unless it is added to your granola).  Apple pie breakfast parfait has a good balance of protein and fat from the yogurt and carbohydrates from the apples and granola.  There is even some sea salt for balance if you use this kettle corn granola!

Don’t think this is just for kids, though!

Apple pie breakfast parfait looks so pretty and tastes so great it is perfect for entertaining house guests.

I would even make mini versions to serve at a brunch, whether for a playdate or a party.

I prepare the apple filling the night before so it can cool completely.  Then in the morning I just layer the ingredients before breakfast.  This would be a great thing for kids to do on their own or if they have friends over – build your own apple pie parfait!Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

This breakfast is very allergen friendly, being gluten, nut, corn, soy and egg free.  If you are dairy free you can use coconut milk yogurt.

Apple pie breakfast parfait is also a perfect breakfast for the summer when you want something easy and cold.  You can prepare it in advance or assemble it in the morning.

Are you in a breakfast rut?  Try an apple pie breakfast parfait.  Your kids will love it.  You will too!

Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait
Yields 4
A simple, yet elegant breakfast parfait made with real ingredients and very allergen friendly.
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Ingredients
  1. 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
  2. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  3. 3 Tbsp. honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or cane sugar
  4. 1 - 1 1/2 cups whole milk yogurt or coconut milk yogurt
  5. 1 cup prepared granola
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350*F.
  2. Combine the apples, cinnamon and sugar in a small baking dish.
  3. Bake 40 minutes. Stir.
  4. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  5. Layer the yogurt, apples and granola in four dishes.
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Rhubarb + Apple Sauce

This rhubarb + apple sauce combines the flavors of spring with a staple fruit available all year long to make a delicious side for any spring or summer meal.Rhubarb + Apple Sauce | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

School is out!  Summer has officially begun.  Before you move on to strawberries, blueberries and cherries sneak in one last rhubarb dish.

I know strawberries are the classic pairing with rhubarb.  It makes sense since they are available at the same time of year.  But I’m learning rhubarb goes with so many other fruits!  Cherry and rhubarb blend well in this jello.

Now you can mix rhubarb with a fall staple – apples.  Since apples are readily available year round this side dish is easy to make in the spring or summer.

My kids loved this rhubarb applesauce.  There is sweetness from the apples, spice from the cinnamon and hint of tart from the rhubarb.

Rhubarb applesauce is great any time of day.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack – you really can’t go wrong.

The preparation for this side is minimal.  Since the apples cook down you don’t have to chop them much ahead of time, especially if you are going to puree the sauce.  The rhubarb should be peeled first (I just do this with my hands) to remove the stringy outside.  Then a rough chop and you’re all set.

Kids can help make rhubarb applesauce.  Peeling rhubarb is a great task for them!  Then using a safe knife to roughly chop apples (after you peel/core them) and put them in the pan.  My kids love helping make this.

Are you getting bored with plain applesauce?  Try a spruced up spring version with rhubarb added.  You’ll add vitamins and boost the flavor.  It is also a great way to introduce your kids to rhubarb.

Rhubarb + apple sauce is perfect for early summer picnics, family barbeques and easy lunches while the kids are home.Rhubarb + Apple Sauce | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Rhubarb + Apple Sauce
Serves 6
A tart and sweet applesauce with the flavor of early summer.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  2. 1 cup rhubarb, peeled and diced (about 1 large stalk)
  3. 1/3 cup cane sugar or honey
  4. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
  6. 1/2 cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 - 25 minutes (will depend on the firmness of the apples), stirring periodically.
  3. Mash or puree the sauce.
  4. Serve warm or cold.
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Simple Smoothie Series: The Health Nut

Simple Smoothie Series: The Health Nut || Homemade Dutch Apple PieThe final smoothie in this series is packed with nutrients and has no added sugar.  So I call it the health nut.

Dates and fruit add a touch of sweetness while flax seeds, avocado, egg yolks and vegetables provide critical fats, vitamins, minerals and omega-3’s.

The health nut is a very mild smoothie.  There are no strong flavors that overpower.  It is perfect for kids.

I used yogurt for probiotics, but this smoothie works just as well without any dairy products.  You can use coconut milk or water to get the correct consistency.  Then add a powdered probiotic.Simple Smoothie Series: The Health Nut | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

This smoothie does require a little bit of forethought.  You should soak the dates in warm water for a bit before using them.  The dates plus the soaking liquid will help sweeten the smoothie better that way.  I just put the dates and water in the blender the night before and add the rest of the ingredients in the morning.

You can adjust the amount of dates and fruit to your liking to make the smoothie sweeter if desired.

This smoothie is great as part of your breakfast or lunch or even for a mid-day snack.  Pour some in a travel mug with a straw and sip on it throughout the day when you need a little pick-me-up.

A smoothie is a great way to add nutrients to your diet with little effort.  This health nut smoothie is a delicious way to do it.Simple Smoothie Series: The Health Nut | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

 

Simple Smoothie Series: The Health Nut
Serves 1
A simple, nutritious smoothie with no added sweeteners.
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Ingredients
  1. 3-4 dates, pitted, soaked in 4 Tbsp. warm water
  2. 1 small or 1/2 medium apple
  3. 10 -15 grapes (red or green)
  4. 1 medium stalk celery
  5. 1/2 medium carrot, peeled, cut in chunks
  6. 1/4 cup whole milk yogurt, kefir, coconut milk yogurt, milk or coconut milk
  7. 1 egg yolk
  8. 1/4 avocado
  9. 1 Tbsp. flax seeds
  10. 1/4 tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Soak dates in warm water over night or at least 3 hours.
  2. Combine the soaked dates (with liquid) and the remaining ingredients in a high powered blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Notes
  1. You can soak the dates in the blender.
  2. The egg yolk, flax seeds and avocado are all optional, depending on your tolerance.
  3. You can substitute cucumber for the celery.
  4. You can substitute cooked squash or pumpkin for the carrot.
  5. You can add 2 Tbsp. soaked nuts if you tolerate nuts.
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Three Ingredient Caramel Apple Salad (gluten free, dairy free)

caramel apple salad

Lately I’ve been serving fruit salad with our “breakfast for dinner” meals.  I usually just do a mix of whatever fresh and frozen fruits we have on hand.  We all enjoy it.

But last week I wanted something different.  I also wanted something my son could eat (he’s allergic to grapes, bananas and pears…and he doesn’t tolerate citrus fruits well).  That’s not easy to do.

I decided to use apples.  I created a caramel apple salad that is so easy to make and so delicious!

My daughter actually licked every last drop of “caramel” off her plate.  Both kids asked for seconds too.  It was that good.

I love how simple this recipe is.  It takes about three minutes to prepare and only has three ingredients.  You can make enough for one or for a large group.

I served it as a simple fruit salad on the side.  But this salad isn’t just for eating plain.  It works as an ice cream topping, a dessert, a yogurt add-in (caramel apple yogurt…mmm) or a treat to mix in your oatmeal.

If you want to make the salad a bit fancier you can add chopped nuts, dried fruit or shredded coconut.  You could also add a little heavy cream or coconut milk to make a creamy caramel apple salad.

I happened to have a little extra heavy cream in the fridge.  So I topped ours with fresh whipped cream.

Dress it up, serve it plain, eat it for breakfast or as a dessert.  No matter how you eat it, this caramel apple salad is quick, easy and so good!

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Three Ingredient Caramel Apple Salad (gluten free, dairy free)
Serves 4
A simple side dish or dessert that only takes minutes to prepare. Make as little or as much as you want.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 large apples
  2. 4 Tbsp. coconut sugar or cane sugar
  3. 2 Tbsp. honey and/or maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the apples.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Cover the salad and refrigerate until the sugar is dissolved and a syrup has formed (about 1 hour).
Notes
  1. The apples make a great ice cream topping, dessert, yogurt add-in or oatmeal topping.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp. coconut milk or heavy cream for a creamy version.
  3. Add chopped nuts, dried fruit or shredded coconut for variety.
  4. Top with whipped cream to serve as a dessert.
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Gluten Free Apple Pie Breakfast Cake (rice free, dairy free, nut free, corn free)

Now that my son is dairy, wheat and rice free I have to be a bit more creative with my cooking and baking.  A couple days after his allergy test I made this breakfast cake as a treat for him.

It’s really simple to make.  And the whole family enjoyed it.

The apples are lightly sweetened and resemble an apple pie filling.  The cake has a hint of spice from the cinnamon.  It’s a thin layer, so it’s not too heavy for an early meal.  The combination makes a delicious breakfast.

Nothing says fall in Michigan like apples.  Why not start your day with them?  How do you like to incorporate apples into your breakfast?

Gluten Free Apple Pie Breakfast Cake

1 cup gluten free flour (any one or combination of amaranth, teff, sorghum, tapioca, millet, oat, quinoa – I used amaranth, teff and tapioca)
3 Tbsp. coconut oil*, melted
3 Tbsp. coconut milk*
1 egg
1/2 cup organic cane sugar or coconut sugar*
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt*
1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

5 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste)
2 Tbsp. organic cane sugar or coconut sugar

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Grease a 7×11 baking pan with coconut oil.

Place the apples, cinnamon and sugar in the prepared pan.  Gently mix.  Place in the oven to bake for 5-10 minutes while you mix the cake batter.

Combine the flour, sugar, soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.  Add the oil, milk and egg.  Beat until well combined.  The batter will be thick.  Dollop onto the slightly baked apples.

Return the cake to the oven.  Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until the apples are tender and the cake is baked through and golden.  Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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Baked Apples

I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas.  This week I came across Cara’s recipe for slow cooker baked apples.  It was just what I needed – grain and nut free and easy prep.

I was going to make them in the crockpot, but then I changed my  mind.  Since I was only making a few I didn’t want to get my big crockpot dirty.  So I just prepped them this morning and baked them in the oven.

So easy and so delicious!  Justin said they were great.  He had his topped with homemade vanilla yogurt.

I will definitely be making these again.  Such a great idea for a healthy breakfast.  I didn’t follow the recipe exactly since I was going from memory when I made it.  It still turned out great.

The next time I make it I might modify things and just do a pan of sliced baked apples**.  Then you don’t have to worry about the apples opening/the toppings falling out.  And you can serve up as much or as little as you want.  Plus I don’t have to worry about a picky eater complaining about apple peels 😛

Baked Apples

6 medium apples
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup honey (I also added a little organic cane sugar)
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 Tbsp. coconut oil, butter, or ghee (I forgot this…oops)
 
Core apples. To core, using an apple corer or paring knife, cut around the core (about ¼ inch from the stem all the way around) but leave about half an inch at the bottom. Use the knife to ‘drill out’ the core.
 
Divide raisins, honey, cinnamon, and coconut oil between the apples.
 
Place apples in a crock pot and add ½ inch of water. Cook on low overnight and enjoy a hot breakfast in the morning!
 
Alternatively, bake covered at 350 degrees in a glass dish for 45 minutes-1 hour in the morning.
 
**Next time I will try peeling and slicing the apples.  Place them in a buttered baking dish.  Sprinkle with cinnamon, honey and raisins.  Cover and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Top with with cream, yogurt, coconut milk, or just eat plain.

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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Earlier this week I made another recipe from my Old Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes book.  It is called Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples.  Perfect for fall in Michigan!

It was quite easy to make and turned out really well.  I cooked the sweet potatoes first thing in the morning.  Then did the peeling and slicing when it was time to make dinner.

This got two thumbs up from the family.  I used sweet potatoes from our garden and apples from my in-laws’ farm.  It would be a great recipe for a large crowd, a holiday or a potluck.  I only made a half recipe and we had plenty of leftovers.

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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples

6 medium sweet potatoes
1 1/2 cups apple slices
1/2 cup rapadura (or organic cane brown sugar)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground mace (I don’t even know what mace is…I just used cinnamon)
1/4 cup butter

Wash and cook sweet potatoes in boiling water to cover until just tender.  Peel and cut into crosswise slices 1/4 in. thick.

Butter a 2 qt. casserole and arrange one half of the sweet potatoes in the bottom.  Then later one half of the apple slices.  Sprinkle with one half of a mixture of the brown sugar, salt and mace.  Dot with 2 Tbsp. butter.  Repeat layering, ending with apples, seasoning and butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

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Dutch Apple Tart

I recently pulled out my Old Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes book again.  As I flipped through it I realized there are so many recipes in it that I want to try!  I was specifically looking for some kind of apple dessert.

There were quite a few.  I chose Dutch apple tart…very fitting for me 🙂

It is a pretty simple recipe, and it turned out great!!  It is a little messy since the sugar creates a syrup.  But so delicious.

Serve it with ice cream and drizzle the extra syrup over top.

I did have a little problem with the pastry being too dry.  It needs more water than the recipe calls for.

It’s not a very photogenic dessert, but I did what I could 😛

Dutch Apple Tart

1 pastry recipe, prepared (recipe below)

1 Tbsp. flour (I used organic all purpose, but whole wheat would probably work fine as long as it’s finely ground)
1 cup organic cane sugar
5 medium-size apples, pared, cored and quartered
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp. butter

Pastry:
1 1/2 cups flour (organic all purpose or whole wheat)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup lard, butter or palm shortening
3-6 Tbsp. cold water

Mix flour and salt.  Cut in butter until crumbly (I use a food processor for this).  Add water gradually until the dough just holds together.

Line an 8″ round baking dish with the pastry.  Sprinkle a mixture of the flour and 1/4 cup of the sugar on the bottom of the pastry.

Put apples cut side down on the pastry.  Sprinkle with a mixture of the remaining sugar and nutmeg.

Dot with butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes, or until apples are tender and a rich syrup has formed.

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