An abundance of apples

Since my mom and I split a bushel of Fuji apples, I've been trying to come up with creative ways to use them.  Two of my favorites so far haven't been all that creative, but they're darn good!  Here are my recipes:

Apple Crisp

5 or 6 medium-sized apples
2 tsp of cinnamon, or to taste
1 tbsp Fruit Fresh
1/4 - 1/3 cup of water

2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 F
Peel, core, and slice the apples into 16ths.
In a bowl, mix oats, brown sugar, flour, and butter.  Mixture should be crumbly and moist.

Place apples into a 9 x 13" baking pan.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and Fruit Fresh, then mix until apples are coated evenly.  Add water to pan.  Sprinkle oat topping evenly over apples.  Bake for 35 - 40 minutes.  Let sit at least 30 minutes before serving, otherwise apple juice/water in the bottom of the pan will be runny.  As it cools, the juice thickens and the apples become much more tender.


10 - 12 medium-sized apples
1/3 - 1/2 cup brown sugar, to taste
approximately 1 cup of water
cinnamon to taste

Peel, core, and slice apples.  Put into large saucepan or pot, along with sugar and water.  Cook for approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add cinnamon, then mash the apples.  I've heard a potato masher works, but I use a hand mixer.  Mash/mix apples until desired consistency is reached.  Cook an additional 5-10 minutes.  Serve warm or cold.  Also works for canning.

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