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Seasonal Recipes

Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples

Ingredients 

  • 6-7 medium to large apples (2 tart like granny smith, 4 sweet like honeycrisp)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch (for thickening the sauce)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh apple juice or water
  • 1 pinch sea salt
 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and set out a 9×13-inch (or similar size) baking dish.
  • Peel and core apples, quarter, and use a paring knife to thinly slice lengthwise.
  • Add to baking dish and top with lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, apple juice (or water), and a healthy pinch of salt. Toss to combine. Then loosely cover with foil.
  • Bake for 45 minutes (covered). Then carefully remove foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the apples are very fork tender (especially in the center of the dish) and slightly caramelized.
  • Enjoy as is or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream! 

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Hamburger Buns
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Pound Sliced Ham
  • 8 Slices Cheese, Mozzarella, Swiss, Cheddar, etc
  • ¼ Cup Mayonnaise, Optional
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard, Optional
  • Preheat your oven’s broiler to high. Split open the hamburger buns and place on a large baking sheet.
  • Coat the buns evenly with the butter.  Toast under preheated broiler for 1-2 minutes until golden.
  • Switch the oven broiler off and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Layer half of the ham slices evenly on the bottom of each bun.  Top with a slice of cheese.  Repeat these layers one more time.  Place the top buns on the sandwiches.
  • Bake the sandwiches for 7-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.  
  • OPTIONAL:  In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise and dijon mustard and serve with the hot sandwiches