Fried Apples
Apple slices fried in a pan! These are a good side with fried sausages and mashed potatoes. They would also be excellent served with vanilla ice cream!
Serves 4.

5 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup maple flavored syrup
1 pinch salt

Melt oil or butter in a medium-sized cast iron pan over medium heat. Lay the apple slices in the oil or butter. Cook slowly, turning slices as they start to break down. When they are soft on both sides, season with a pinch of salt and the syrup.

Apple Butter
One of the most used spreads. Great on muffins and loaves. Also good on a pork sandwich.

4 lbs. tart apples, quartered
2 cups granulated sugar
3 tbsp. lemon juice, fresh or bottled
1 tsp. cinnamon

Remove stems and blossom ends from apples before cutting into quarters. Place in large pot including seeds, core and peeling. Add sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Stir. Let stand until apples release some juice. Cover. Heat slowly. Bring to a boil. Cook gently, uncovered, stirring often, until apples are tender. Press through food mill. Turn pulp into small enamel roaster. Bake, uncovered, in 325°F oven stirring every 30 minutes, until thick about 2 to 2-1/2 hours. To test for doneness, cool a teaspoonful on chilled saucer. It should stay smooth. This may also be cooked in large pot on top of stove, stirring often. Pour into hot sterilized jars to within 1/4 inch of top. Seal. Makes 4 half pints.

Apple Pie Filling
This is the answer if your freezer is full. Keeps on the shelf until needed.

5 cups peeled, cored, cut up apples
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp. minute tapioca
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. lemon juice, fresh or bottled (optional)

Combine apples and sugar in large pot. Stir. Let stand until juice starts to be released. Stir as you bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil hard for 1 minute.

Mix in tapioca, cinnamon and lemon juice. Boil hard for 1 minute more. Pack into hot sterilized quart jars to within 1/2 inch of top. Secure lids. Process in hot water bath for 20 minutes. Repeat for as many jars as you like. Makes 1 quart, enough for one 9 inch pie.