In 3rd grade my class took a field trip to an apple orchard, Myer's Orchard, to be exact. We all thought it was our teacher's orchard because her last name was Meyer (we just knew how to say it, not spell it). She had to keep explaining that all day long. It was wonderful. We picked our own apples, watched them make cider and got to taste test. This recipe is from that field trip and I remember it more from the times my mom made it for us growing up. These "puffs" live up to their name, they are light, fluffy and gorgeous. Now that I have a food processor, the grating of the apples is no big deal anymore either. As with many of my recent recipes, I made it for my home group. It made over 24 and that night several people were missing. By the time everyone was gone, there were 2 left. It's not hard to eat more than one of these tasty treats!
What are some of your favorite recipes from childhood?
Apple Puffs (from Myer’s Orchard “Apple Recipes)
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup grated apples
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1.) Combine flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg & sugar. I love all the colors of the spices & flour.
2.) Cut in shortening until size of small crumbs. I don't have a pastry cutter, but my forks work just fine.
3.) Add eggs, milk and apples. Stir just enough to mix well.
4.) Fill well-greased muffin tins 2/3 full.
5.) Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
6.) While still hot from oven, dip tops of puffs in melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar mixture.
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