Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Carol's Apple Spice Mix
Every year when the apples are ready in our local orchards, this fun recipe comes to mind. Right now, according to one nearby orchard, the following are available in their store: Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Gala, McIntosh, Cortland, Honey Crisp. Only McIntosh are currently available as pick-your-own.
One autumn when our friend Carol and her husband visited us, they brought a jar of this delicious spice mixture, and Carol wrote out the recipe for me. This mix is delicious (no pun intended) with fresh apple slices as a snack. Carol says she has also sprinkled this on baked apples or on apple salad.
Spice Mix for Apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp fennel seed
1 tsp caraway seed
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix and enjoy! Amounts can be varied according to taste.
(I would think this could also be buzzed in a blender to make the seeds less obvious and maybe spread their flavor throughout the mix a little more.)
Now go get yourselves some nice crisp apples to go with this mix! My favorite is Honey Crisp, but those Ginger Golds are delicious also.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.