Monday, November 30, 2009

Fried Apple Pies

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with delicious dishes, we certainly did. Thanksgiving night my husband's best friend came over with a special request, Fried Apple Pies. I had made this dessert one other time when experimenting with apple recipes for this past fall season. After searching for the perfect recipe to capture that fresh out the oven at an apple barn flavor I found the perfect one. It was very easy and of course by one of my favorite cooks, Paula Deen (I am Southern through and through).

What you will need:
  • 5-6 Gala apples (Paula's recipe calls for McIntosh but I am partial to Gala)
  • 1 tube of 8 flaky biscuits (I get Hungry Man's in the green tube they are the best to me and you can get the 10 biscuits tube but your pies will be just a bit smaller)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp lemon

How to make it:
  1. Add the butter to a large pan and melt.
  2. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice and cook over medium heat until the apples are soft, about 15 minutes. Prepare for your kitchen to smell divine!
  3. Remove from the heat and cool.
  4. While the filling is cooling roll the biscuits out on a floured surface, so they don't stick. Make it so each biscuit forms about 7 inch circle.
  5. When filling is cool, place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling on 1/2 of each circle.
  6. Brush the edges of the circle with water, you can use your finger.
  7. Fold the circle over the filling to make a half-moon shapes. Seal by pressing the edges with the tines of a fork.
  8. Heat a deep fryer or a deep pot halfway filled with oil to 350 degrees F.
  9. Carefully add the pies to the oil, 1 at a time, and fry until golden brown, turning the pies about every 2 and 1/2 minutes for even browning. Each pie will cook for about 5 minutes total.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on and serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.

If you love apple pies you will love this dish, give it a try and enjoy!
Happy Cooking!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Yummy Meatballs...

I absolutely love spaghetti and meatballs but I have never made meatballs before. So I pulled out Kraft Food and Family Magazine and found this great recipe it made enough for my pot of spaghetti and then I froze the other half for later.

What you need:

2 lb Ground Beef Chuck
2 Eggs
1 box Stove Top Chicken Stuffing
2/3 cups of Water

How to Make Them:

1. Preheat the oven at 425 degrees
2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
3. Form 1 inch balls, I used a tablespoon to measure them out, and place on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil
4. Bake for 20 minutes
5. The mix in with your favorite spaghetti sauce and noodles and serve!

Enjoy this dish and Happy Cooking!!!