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Pampered Chef: Apples in the dcb

  1. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I've made this twice now. VERY yummy and easy! Plus, it shows three major awe-inspiring tools -- dcb, apple p/c/s, and mix and chop.

    8-10 large apples (I like to use tart apples)
    1/2 c. sugar to a cup, depending on your taste (I like applesauce that is a little tart, so, I stick with the 1/2 c.. Plus, you can always add sugar later, not the other way around.)
    1/2 c. water
    1 tsp. cinnamon to 1 3/4 tsp. (again to taste)
    Peel, core and slice the apples. Combine all ingredients in the dcb. Put the lid on and microwave for 12 minutes. Use the mix and chop to "mix and chop" the apples. Replace the lid and continue cooking in 3 minute intervals until the apples fall apart when mashed and turn into applesauce consistency. (When I made this last week, it took about 20 minutes total microwave time. However, I would NOT recommend 20 minutes in a row.)
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  2. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    that sounds yummy.

    It makes me think of those yummy apple slices you get at Cracker Barrel. I may have to figure out how to do those. They would be thicker...maybe use the wedger. Hmm, now I am going to have to figure out what other products you could show...santuko knife, cutting board, wedger, dcb, measuring spoons and cup and our yummy cinnamon.
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  3. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Absolutely! All of those would be shown on these too. You could use the wedger to cut the apples up before you put them in the baker. They might cook a little faster that way too. And, the Cracker Barrel apples are exactly what it reminds me of. I never thought to do it using the apple wedger. I've always been going for the applesauce consistency. Hmmmmm.
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  4. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    I wonder how it would be if you used Spenda instead of regular sugar, to make it a little more WW friendly?
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  5. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    probably fine if you can tolerate splenda. i would use half the amount of sugar then. i hate splenda, which is why ww is tough for me! i did it b/w kids and was fine with splenda, fake fats, etc., but now they all really gross me out!
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  6. aksusan

    aksusan Member

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    A little off topic, but still apples :)

    I use the wedger to wedge an apple, then slice each wedge into 4 slices. Saute in a tsp olive oil in the nonstick 8" pan and add 1 lite maple sausage link (defrosted in microwave then sliced). Once the apples are as crisp as you like add the sausage then top w/1 tsp or so of the caramel sprinkle. Very WW friendly and so good for breakfast or brunch.
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  7. aksusan

    aksusan Member

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    Oh another appley thing that is good, small stoneware baker (I have the oval one) w/a cored apple, sprinkle some cinnamon, cinnamon plus, or cinnamon sprinkle in the cavity and top w/ 1/2 can of dr pepper (diet is fine too). Microwave until tender (can't remember how long). Let it cool a little and top w/cool whip or redi-whip.

    Could probably do w/wedged or sliced apples laying down in the Dr. Pepper too.
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  8. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Hmmm, those both sound yummy! I am trying to be very WW good, just started back up after a very fun and non-diet summer, and I'm having a rough time. I really want to make all of the warm comfort foods for fall, like soups and stews chicken n' bisquits and meatloaf and mashed potatoes and apple pie and apple crisp and all that other nummy fattening stuff... I am so hungry now! Better go and get started figuring something healthy for dinner!
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  9. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Do you have the Comfor Cooking WW cookbook? There are AWESOME recipes in there for comfort foods. I think there are 4 different meatloaf recipes!
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  10. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Hmmm, no I don't have that one, might have to check it out! Thanks!
     
    Sep 21, 2009
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  11. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Finally a new recipe for the dcb!
     
    Sep 22, 2009
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  12. I was going to make this and realized this recipe would work in the DCB. Rave reviews as usual for Alton Brown's applesauce:

    * 3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
    * 3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
    * 1 cup unfiltered apple juice
    * 2 tablespoons cognac or brandy
    * 2 tablespoons butter
    * 3 tablespoons honey
    * 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Directions

    In a sealable microwave-safe container, combine apples with all other ingredients. Close lid, leaving one corner of lid open to allow steam to escape. Microwave on high for 10 minutes.

    Using a hand blender or potato masher, blend to desired consistency. Serve hot immediately or chill for later use.
     
    Sep 24, 2009
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  13. chefheidi2003

    chefheidi2003 Senior Member Gold Member

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    MMMMMMM..this thread makes me want to go buy a bag of apples after work..and make something tonight..LOL..I might just do that. All of these are great ideas
     
  14. SpiritdancerIA

    SpiritdancerIA Member Gold Member

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    I was so happy to see this thread. I've been making applesauce & apple butter, but on the stovetop. I had been putting it off, because it gets so hot in the kitchen when cooking down the apples on the stove.

    In the last 48 hours, I've processed about 30 lbs of apples. I just quartered them, cored them (using the Core & More), tossed 'em in the DCB, then microwaved (8 minutes, stir, another 8 minutes). I've got a strainer attachment for my mixer. so ran the cooked apples thru that (taking care of the peels). I had one variety of apple that was a bit harder, and took an extra couple of minutes in the microwave.

    Part of the applesauce went into the crockpot for apple butter, the rest got canned as-is.

    Very yummy, and not the house smells good, too :chef:
     
  15. zmom58

    zmom58 Member

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    You Rock...all that work, way to go. You will love having those on a cold winter day!:)
    Deb
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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