Apples are a delicious healthy food, easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, a natural mouth freshener, and they are still very inexpensive. The old saying of “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” has a good deal of merit.
Eating one or more apples a day may lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and cancers of the breast, colon, and prostate as well as numerous other conditions. To get the full benefit you must also eat the skin.
There is nothing like Fall with the aroma of fresh apples in the air as you pick your own in the local apple orchard. My favorite thing to do with my grandchildren is apple picking and then going home and making some of the delicious recipes from those fresh picked apples.
Some of our favorite recipes include apple pie, apple crisp, apple butter, applesauce, baked apples, candied apples, apple bars, apple cake and this wonderful Apple Taffy Salad.
This is a great recipe for kids. It really does taste like a taffy apple! If you want your kids to eat apples you have to try this salad.
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple drained with juice reserved
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 cups diced unpeeled apples
2 cups lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
4 cups miniature marshmallows (optional)
In a large bowl, combine pineapple and marshmallows; cover and refrigerate for several hours.
In a saucepan, combine the egg, sugars, flour, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice; cook and stir until mixture thickens and reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; cool.
Cover and refrigerate.
Fold whipped topping into the chilled dressing. Add the apples and peanuts to the pineapple and marshmallows. Fold dressing into fruit mixture. Refrigerate leftovers.