Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Two Ways With Apples

Apples are in season and faily cheap right now so I am buying a lot of them to use fresh for snacks as well as for baking and cooking.

Two of my favourite recipes that include apples are upside down apple cake...this is a Sharon Glass recipe. My mom bought me her book a while back and every now and again I dip into it. I made this tonight for pudding.

The other favourite is crockpot (slow cooker) oats. My slow cooker is as old as the hills. Superman and I got it for a engagement gift. I have to admit that I have a love hate relationship with it, but it has served me well over the last 20 years.

This recipe is an adaption of one I found on the web and I can't find again...

Grease your crockpot with a little butter. Add 4 cups of oats, 4 cups milk & 4 cups water. Add 1t cinnamon, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Peel and chop two apples (out of season I used raisins or cranberries) and add to the mixture. Mix it together.

At bedtime I put it onto slow and in the morning it is thick and sticky and delicious. I don't add milk to the bowl of oats, just a nice trickle of maple syrup.

Can't wait for breakfast time!


mangocheeks said...

I have never used my crockpot/slow cooker to make a cake and this looks truly delicious. I am bookmarking this recipe. One I will def. be making in the near future.

Lois Evensen said...

Wow, more goodies! The upside down cake looks great - an adaptation of the pineapple version we make. I'll have to try it that way.

My daughter makes the crock pot oats with blueberries. Oh, yum! It's nice to have a daughter around the house. :))

Great post!

Tanya said...

That's a great idea for the oats. Easy to remember recipe too, thanks.

Wendy said...

I can't wait to try the oats in the slow cooker, never thought to do it before, in fact I had been to scared to cook milk in the Crockpot over night in case it soured, and to be honest I have no idea where that notion came from either *laughing* The apple cake looks a total winner as well.