An Apple a Day

8/20/2015 - 7:01:17 AM
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Disclosure: This featured post originally appeared on Bunny’s Warm Oven. This blogger has partnered with Kauffman’s Fruit Farm to review and post about products that they receive for free. All opinions are their own.

 

So why has Bunny’s Warm Oven decided to be an ambassador for Kauffman’s Fruit Farms? They are a family business in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. This year they are celebrating 100 years of hard work and great products. You don’t stay in business 100 years without being good at what you do. I’m a Pennsylvania girl and am very happy to support a hard working family in the state I love.



Once a month Kauffman’s Fruit Farm is going to send me a gift package to review with you. It’s going to be exciting and interesting to see the products they send and the recipes I can incorporate them into. This months gift package contained Apple Butter Spread, Fresh Apples and Apple Schnitz. All recipes will be posted at the end of this review.



Kauffman’s Apple Butter Spread is rich in color and taste, just the way it should be. The apple and cinnamon flavors in the spread are perfect. It had just the right amount of sugar in it, not to sweet with a little tang to it. Delicious! It brought back memories of being a kid eating fresh buttered bread smothered in apple butter. Pair this Fall favorite with these Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits I made to sample the spread.



Apple Schnitz is a product very new to me. I’ve never tasted or baked with it before my gift pack came. These all natural dried soft sweet apples contain no preservatives. I used Apple Schnitz in a recipe for cookies that required dried apples. The cookies were soft and chewy, the cinnamon flavor paired so very well with the chopped up Apple Schnitz!! I absolutely loved them. Oatmeal for breakfast would be twice as good with chopped up dried sweet apple added to the pot while it’s cooking. I have to try that next.



Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbps. ice cold butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 475°F 
  2. Slice butter and put on a plate in the freezer
  3. Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until it looks like coarse sand. Add the buttermilk Mix until just incorporated into the flour. Turn out onto a floured surface and gently bring together and press dough into a circle until it is between 1/2 and 3/4 inch thick. 
  4. Use a round cutter that has been floured to cut the biscuits. Place in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. Remove biscuits from freezer and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet so they are touching each other. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. 
 

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped, dried apple (schnitz) 

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and dried apples. 
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, 6 rounded tbsp. to each ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool. I baked these with 6 on a cookie sheet because they do spread a bit. 

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