My Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop Project showed the apple recipes that are family favourites. Here are the complete instructions. Enjoy!!
Finnish Baked Apple Pancakes
We live in a city with a very large Finnish community, so everyone here knows the tasty Finnish pancakes that are served at the HOITO RESTAURANT Although this recipe is not the traditional thin Finnish pancakes, I like them because you can prepare them and pop them in the oven and relax!! This dish makes a wonderful brunch served with bacon or sausage. It also makes a very nice dessert served with a good vanilla ice cream.
1 ½ c. milk
½ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 c. sifted flour
3-5 tart apples, peeled, cored, sliced
3 Tbsp. buttercinnamon sugar: (½ c. sugar + 3 tsp. cinnamon)
+ Beat the eggs until thick; add the milk, salt and sugar.
+ Sift in the flour, mixing it well. Let batter stand for 30 min.
+ Preheat oven to 375° F
+ Prepare the apples and cinnamon sugar.
+ Butter two 8-9 round cake pans; sprinkle with half of cinnamon sugar. Arrange the sliced apples in the pan.
+ Sprinkle apples with remaining cinnamon sugar and dot with butter. Pour pancake batter over apples, dividing it evenly between pans.
+ Bake for 30 min. or until the top of each pancake is golden and set. Slice each pancake into 8 wedges. 2 pancakes serve 8-10.
Apple Pie Muffins
2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 c. buttermilk
½ c. butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ c. packed brown sugar
2 c. diced apples
½ c . packed brown sugar
1/3 c . all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon2 Tbsp butter, melted
+ Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
+ In a large bowl, stir together 2 ¼ cups flour, soda and salt.
+ In a separate bowl, mix together egg, buttermilk, ½ cup melted butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar .
+ Mix liquid into flour mixture and then sprinkle and mix in diced apple. Stir just until everything is blended.
+ Spoon into prepared muffin tin, filling the cups to the top.
+ In a small bowl, stir together ½ cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour and cinnamon. Drizzle in 2 Tbsp. melted butter. Toss with a fork until well blended. Sprinkle over tops of muffins.
+ Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.
Pork Chops and Apple Bake
6 pork loin chops
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp dried sage
3 - 5 tart apples
3 Tbsp molasses3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cups hot water
1 Tbsp vinegar
1/3 cup raisins
+ Season pork chops evenly on both sides with salt & sage.
+ In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil over med. heat. Brown pork chops in hot oil on both sides; transfer pork chops to a shallow baking. Reserve drippings.
+ Peel, core, and slice apples 1/4-inch thick. Arrange apple slices over pork chops. Drizzle molasses over apple slices.
+ Sprinkle flour over skillet drippings; cook until brown, stirring occasionally. Slowly add water, stirring constantly, until smooth; then bring to a boil. Stir in vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and raisins; pour mixture over pork chops.
+ Cover pan with foil and bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes. Serves 6