I wanted to share this recipe for making apple pie filling. I have made pie filling before and canned it and was not super pleased with the results. It seems my recipe was a little too runny and the pie didn’t set up well. This recipe is new to me but it is definitely a keeper. I got the recipe from the Mennonite Country Style Recipes and Kitchen-Secrets. This is one of my all time favorite cookbooks and if you ever have to opportunity to buy it, I highly recommend it. Anyway, here is the recipe!
9 1/2 cups water, 4 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups cornstarch, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice. Combine in large saucepan. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 3 tbsp. lemon juice. Slice apples directly into jar adding layers of syrup as you fill (otherwise there will be too many air pockets). Leave at least 1 in. headspace. If jars are filled too full, syrup will spew out during processing. Tighten lids and process in boiling water bath for 25 min. Yields approx. 7 qts.
Well, we better get busy. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Easy Yeast Rolls
I’ve had lots of compliments on these over the years, and many people now have this recipe and it’s the only one they use!
1 cup warm water
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbls softend butter
1 egg, beaten
3 1/2-4 cups flour
Put water and yeast in large mixing bowl and add next 4 ingredients. Beat with dough hook until well blended. Add 3 1/2 to 4 cups flour and mix until soft dough forms (should not be sticky). Put out onto floured board and knead a few times until smooth. Place in greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place approx. 45 minutes. Punch down and turn out onto floured board. Shape into 12 rolls and place in greased 13×9 in. baking pan. Let rise again about 30 minutes. Bake 350 for 20 minutes. Brush tops of rolls with butter. Recipe is easily doubled.
4 cups peeled and diced potatoes, 1/2 cup minced onion, 2 cups chicken stock or one 13 3/4 oz can chicken broth, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp celery salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper and 2 cups milk.
Put all ingredients except milk in sauce pan and simmer until potatoes are done. Add milk. Soup may be thickened with a flour and milk mixture.
1/2 cup shortening, 1/2 cup butter, 3 cups self rising flour, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 min. or until done.
3 cups cold cooked rice (1 cup dry long-grain rice yields 3 cups cooked)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup ham, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp jarred minced garlic (or 2 minced fresh cloves)
3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 small head broccoli, stem discarded, florets chopped
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the ham. Cook, stirring occasionally till ham is lightly browned.
Add onion. Cook for 2 minutes until onion is fragrant, then add the garlic, and cook an additional 30 seconds or so.
Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Push the ham and vegetables to the sides of the skillet with your spoon, and add the eggs, scrambling them, then incorporating them with the vegetables.
Add the rice, and stir everything together. Add the soy sauce, and stir till rice is hot, and everything is mixed together.
I got this recipe from http://penniesandpancakes.blogspot.com/
Microwave Kettle Corn
2 Tbsp. popcorn kernels
2 tsp. oil
1 Tbsp. sugar or sugar substitute
- Pour the kernels, oil, sugar in a small bowl. Mix until all kernels are well coated with sugar and oil.
- Pour the bowl’s contents into the paper bag. Place the bag on a plate and fold the top of the bag over 1″ twice.
- Place in the microwave on popcorn setting or for about 1 minute, 45 seconds.
- Open slowly and carefully, as steam will be hot. Salt to taste.
I got this recipe from http://content2be.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-kettle-corn-in-microwave.html
2 eggs beaten, 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal (I prefer old-fashioned oats but quick cooking will work as well) 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup melted margarine, 2/3 cup corn syrup, 1/4 tsp. salt.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into uncooked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for about l hr. Tastes very similar to pecan pie.
Given to me by Judy Yoder
7 qts tomatoes-chunked, 6 garlic cloves-chopped, 5 onions-chopped, 4 green peppers-chopped, 1/2 cup hot peppers-chopped (or to taste), 2 cups vinegar, 2 tbsp salt, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp oregano, 2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp cilantro.
Simmer until thick. Process 20 min. in water bath canner. Makes approx. 11 pints.