One of the most popular blog posts here on The Survival Mom blog is, 27 Things You Can Do With Apples. What’s funny, is that I just threw that list together on a whim, based on my own search for delicious apple recipes. Apparently, I’m not the only apple-lover out there!
I love fresh apples and buy them almost weekly for snacking, but I also have plenty of dehydrated and freeze dried apples for baking and other recipes. They’re handy, year-round, and when I’m in an apple-baking mood, they’re ready to go. Here are 2 delicious recipes that use freeze-dried apple slices — so, so handy because they never get soft, mushy, or moldy. Try the cobbler in a Dutch oven!!
Quick Apple Cobbler
1/2 cup butter
1 cup Quick Rolled Oats
2 cups flour
1/3 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 cups powdered milk, prepared
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons cornstarch
To make the crust, melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Add sugar and stir. Mix in oats. Add flour and walnuts, mix together until crumbly. Put half of crumbs in bottom of a 9×13” baking pan.
Place apple slices and juice in a large saucepan and bring to a low boil, simmer 15 minutes. Add sugar, raisins, cinnamon, and orange rind. Spoon onto crust, sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Bake at 350˚F for 40 minutes.
Get the vanilla sauce ready by placing milk, sugar, and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Heat on low – do not boil. Add cornstarch and stir well. Beat egg yolks, take about 1/2 cup hot milk mixture and add egg yolks, mix well. Add to pan, stirring constantly until sauce thickens slightly. Pour over cobbler and bake 20 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature, with or without ice cream.
Apple Cinnamon Upside Down Cake
3 1/4 cups apple cinnamon muffin mix
2/3 cup cold water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 cups Dehydrated Apple Slices – rehydrated
2/3 cup white frosting
1/2 cup whipped topping (thawed)
Caramel topping if desired
In 1-quart heavy sauce pan, cook butter, whipping cream and brown sugar over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until butter melts. Pour into a 9×13” pan. Sprinkle with pecans; top with softened apple slices (fresh apple slices may be used).
In large bowl, beat muffin mix on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Carefully spoon batter over apple mixture.
Bake at 350˚F for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Loosen sides of cake from pan. Place serving platter upside down on pan; carefully turn platter and pan over and let rest about 1 minute before removing pan. In a small bowl, mix frosting and whipped topping. Frost cake and drizzle with caramel topping.
How to substitute dehydrated apples for fresh
If your recipe calls for fresh apples, you can plan on substituting 1 pound of dehydrated apples for 4 pounds of fresh or figure that the dehydrated version will be about 25-30% of the fresh. Keep in mind that when measuring out the dehydrated fruit, it packs a lot more loosely in a measuring cup, so either use a “heaping” measurement or pack the dried fruit into the measuring cup to get a more accurate amount for your recipe.
The dried fruit will need to be reconstituted in water before adding to the recipe. In a small bowl, place your dried fruit and twice the measurement of warm water. Example: 1 cup of dried apples to 2 cups warm water.
Allow the fruit to absorb the water for about 20 minutes. Before adding to the recipe, drain the fruit well.
Here are 29 more delicious apple recipes for you to try! One for every day of the month!
You’ll find all these, and a lot more, on my Desserts Pinterest board!
- 100-Calorie Apple-Oatmeal Muffins
- Amish Apple Pie Fries
- Apple Dump Cake
- Apple Fritter Pull-Apart Bread
- Apple Fritters
- Apple Pie Bars
- Apple Pie Cake
- Apple Pie Moonshine
- Apple Pie Taquitos
- Apple Strudel
- The Best Dutch Apple Pie
- Bubble-Up Apple Pie
- Caramel Apple Dip
- Caramel Apple Dump Cake
- Caramel Apple Jell-o Shots
- Caramel Apple Mini Cheesecakes
- Carrot Apple Bread
- Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples
- Cream Cheese Apple Coffee Cake
- Easy Apple Butter
- Easy Apple Dumplings
- Fresh Apple Cinnamon Scones
- German Apple Pancake
- Glazed Apple Cake
- Homemade Apple Chips
- Irish Apple Cake with Custard Sauce
- New England Apple Cider Cake
- Skillet Apple Biscuits
- Skinny Apple Tart
- BONUS! Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal