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Apple Recipes for Samhain
These traditional recipes are from Janette McLintock, Chieftain's wife and one of the organizers of the San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans, which is held annually, on the fourth weekend of June, in Vista, CA
Divination, or foretelling the future, usually involved apples and nuts at Samhain
or Halloween (the Celtic end of summer and the beginning of Fall), most likely as
they were being harvested at that time-
In light of that, here are some quick and easy Apple recipes to help with your Halloween festivities.
Crunchy Caramel Apples
6 wooden craft sticks (found in cake decorating or hobby shops)
6 tart apples
1 package soft caramels
2 tablespoons water
2 Candy Bars that are crunchy or with nuts. Butterfingers, Health bars are good examples.
Wash apples and insert a wooden craft stick into the stem of each. Get a baking tray
ready by lining it with wax paper. Chop up the candy bars and put aside. Using a
microwave safe bowl, melt the caramels and water on high for two minutes. Stir, then
repeat at 5 second intervals, stir, then heat-
Sweet and Tart Apple Spreads
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/4 c. mayonnaise
dash of sugar, salt and pepper
1 c. chopped apple with peel
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
Mix together the cheeses until well blended and smooth. Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Serve with fresh veggies or crackers.
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 cup butter, softened
Mix all ingredients until smooth and well blended. Spread onto muffins, bread, sweet crackers, pancakes or waffles.
Halloween Apple Pancakes
2 cups sifted all-
2 tbs. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 well beaten egg yolks
2 cups milk
2 tbs. margarine, melted
1 cup finely chopped apple, peeled and cored
2 stiffly beaten egg whites.
Sift together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the mile and egg yolks in a smaller bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly stir the wet mixture into the dry and stir well. Stir in the margarine and chopped apple. Gently fold in the egg whites and then let the batter rest for a few minutes. Cook on a hot griddle or in a large frying pan spreading the batter evenly. Remove from heat, spread with butter, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 12 pancakes.