Friday, October 22, 2010

FFG--Easy Apples

My dear friend Lori hosts Friday Farm Girls at Heart every week; please click on her button to the right to visit her blog and find out how you can participate!

I still have some apples left to process, so when I happened to flip through my recipe binder and land on this recipe, I realized it was time to make it.  I found this recipe in a Penzeys Spices magazine, and since I love unusual recipes, I saved it.

It uses just a few ingredients, and is quick to put together.  If I do a little prep the night before--set out measuring cups, bowls, and mixer, and pre-measure dry ingredients--it comes together in a jiffy when I come to the kitchen in the morning.  And almost nothing beats the smell of baking apples, especially in the autumn!

Apple Puff

Makes two, which will be gobbled up.

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
4 eggs
1/4 t pure vanilla extract
1 cup fresh whole-wheat flour (or 3/4 cup white)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 t salt
2 medium baking apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 T cinnamon sugar (plus more to sprinkle on top)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Place 2 T butter in each of two 9-inch pie plates and put them in the oven to melt the butter.  (When removing them, rotate them so the butter coats the bottom and sides.)

Beat eggs, vanilla, flour, milk, and salt on medium speed for one minute.  Toss the sliced apples with 2 T cinnamon sugar.  Arrange half the apple slices in each pan so they cover the bottom in pretty much a single layer (it's pretty if you arrange them in a circle around the outside, then fill in the center).

Give the egg/flour mixture another quick mix, and pour half of it over the apple slices in each pan.  Sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar to taste.  Bake until puffed and golden brown, 20-25 minutes.  Serve right away, while still puffy.  Top with warm syrup or butter.

Back to life,

visit my photography blog!
captured by Christine Anne


  1. Yumm, as always! You are the "Queen of Appetite-Kickstarting Breakfast Posts!" Today I had a pancake b'fast with Nathan, though, so I was able to read this one without salivating and licking my chops...too much. :-)

    Love you,

  2. Hi there! I saw you over at Lori's FFG@H linky, thought I'd come take a peek at your post.

    Looks delicious! I may have to give that recipe a try.


  3. Hi Christine,
    This looks so delicious! You and I, think alike; I love to set things out the night before, it does save a whole lot of time the next morning.
    I also have an apple recipe for today.
    Have a wonderful blessed weekend.

  4. Oh, my! What a gorgeous pie! Sure wish I could give it a try. LOL I just might have to give that recipe a whirl in my kitchen.

  5. Thank you, all, for the wonderful comments!

    Tina--This is a breakfast! It's a puff, and it's mostly egg, milk, and flour, with apples! The only sugar is the cinnamon-sugar, so it's healthy enough for breakfast (which is what Penzey's Spices billed it as). Plus, I use whole-wheat flour.



  6. Yum, I'd forgotten all about these, and we still have 16 pounds of apples.... That will be great!

    Thanks for posting.

    Annie Kate

  7. This looks really yum, and impressive shots not only here but rest of your photos.

  8. Yay! I can easily do this. Thanks, Christine. This looks so yummy in your picture!


  9. Annie Kate, Lani, and Ruth--Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments. I still have apples to process, too!

    Thanks for the compliments on my photos; that means a LOT to me.