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Winning Apple Recipes

Winners and entries from 2013 and past Wisconsin Apple Growers Association Contests!  

2013 Wisconsin State Fair Winning Recpies

Wisconsin Apple Cream Cheese Praline Cake
Elaine Mason, Oconomowoc
1st Place
3 cups Chopped apples (Gala)
3/4 cup Applesauce
1 cup Pecans, chopped
3 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup White sugar
1 cup Brown sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking soda 1 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Allspice 3 Eggs
3/4 cup Vegetable Oil 1 tsp Almond extract

In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, oil, applesauce, almond extract and sugars. Add dry ingredients. Add apples and nuts.

Cream Cheese Filling:
1 pkg Cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup White sugar
1 Egg
2 Tbs Flour
1 tsp Almond extract

In a separate mixing bowl, blend together filling ingredients. Pour half the cake mixture into a prepared angel food pan. Spoon cream cheese filling over mixture. Top with remaining cake mixture.

Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool.

Praline Frosting:
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/4 cup Butter, softened
6 Tbs Milk, divided
1 cup Powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped Pecans plus half Pecans for decoration

Heat brown sugar, butter, and 3 Tbs of milk in a medium sauce pan. Bring to boil over medium heat for 1 minute, stirring often. Add to powdered sugar and 3 Tbs of milk. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle chopped pecans over frosting and place half pecans on edge of cake.
Serves 12

My Best Apple Cheesecake
Jim Papala, Cudahy
2nd Place
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbs Sugar
2 Tbs Pecans, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Butter, melted

3 pkg (8 oz) Cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Sugar
3 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla extract

2 1/2 cup Apples, chopped & peeled
1 Tbs Lemon juice
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
6 Tbs Caramel ice cream topping, divided
2 Tbs Pecans, chopped

In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar, pecans, and cinnamon; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9 inch springform pan. Place pan on baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Place pan on wire rack.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour over crust. Toss apples with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon; spoon over filling. Return pan to baking sheet.

Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge to loosen. Drizzle with 4 Tbs caramel topping. Cool one hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.

Remove sides of pan. Drizzle with remaining caramel topping; sprinkle with pecans. Keep refrigerated.

Awesome Apple Cobbler
Donna Westray, West Allis
3rd Place
5 large Apples, tart—peeled and cored
1/2 cup Dried cranberries
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbs Cornstarch
1/2 cup Butter, melted
1/3 cup Pecans, chopped
Powdered sugar
1 cup All purpose Flour 1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 cup Milk
1 Egg

Preheat over to 350°. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, egg, and milk for the topping; set aside. Cube 4 apples and slice the remaining apple. In a bowl, combine the cubed apples, cranberries, sugar, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch. In an 8" x 8" pan, melt the butter. Pour apple mixture into pan and pour topping over all. Arrange the apple slices in the center like a flower. Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Scotch Caramel Apple Crisp
Kim Skadahl, Milwaukee
4th Place

1/2 cup Old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup Honey Graham crackers, finely crushed
1/3 cup Brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup Flour
1/4 cup Planters salted peanuts, finely crushed
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/3 cup Butter, melted
2 large Apples, tart-peeled, cored, and sliced
1/3 cup Hershey's caramel syrup
2 Tbs Butterscotch Schnapps
1 Tbs Cornstarch
1/2 cup Butterscotch chips

Heat oven to 375°
Tip: Crush graham crackers and peanuts in separate plastic bags. Use a rolling pin.
Mix oats, graham crumbs, brown sugar, flour, peanuts, cinnamon and melted butter until well blended; set aside. In a bowl, mix together caramel syrup, schnapps and corn starch. Add apples, stir until coated. Lightly spray 8" x 8" baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Pour mixture into pan and flatten out. Sprinkle butterscotch chips over the apple mixture. Sprinkle with oat topping. Bake 35-40 minutes until apples are tender. Cool slightly before serving.
4 servings



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