Facebook Apple and Pear Recipe Roundup

“Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” — Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples

Apples, apples, apples. Truth? I have to seriously be in the mood to just go pick up an apple and eat it. I do like apples, though. It’s just that they end up sitting around on my counter for weeks. Saturday morning I peeled, cored, and sliced the huge variety I had and made Freezer Apple Pie Filling (hint, I just combined ingredients and froze – it worked for me).

Here are the recipes participants have been sharing over on the Facebook page:

Top 10 Apple Recipes from Healthy Mom's Kitchen

Seckel Pears from USA Pears
Vertical Pear Salad from the Novice Chef
Ginger Pear Butter from Food.com
All Day Apple Butter from Allrecipes
Crock Pot Apple Butter from Home Cooking for Six
Carmelized Pear Bread Pudding from Eating Well
Cook Pears like an Iron Chef from Fruit Maven
Apple Butter as an Ingredient from Food.com

Sauteed Apples from Jana Williamson


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 large tart apples - peeled and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. In a large skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add apples. Cook, stirring constantly, until apples are almost tender, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch in water; add to skillet. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and serve warm.
  3. *Actually there is more liquid than necessary, probably could cut the cornstarch and water by half.

Apple-Cranberry Crisp from Jana Williamson


  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Butter an 8 inch square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together apples, cranberries, white sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place evenly into baking dish.
  3. In the same bowl, combine oats, flour and brown sugar. With a fork, mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over apples.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until topping is golden brown, and apples are tender.

Apple Pie Jam from Anne Powell


  • 4 -5 apples; peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1 pouch (3 oz.) liquid pectin
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp mace, optional.


  1. Combine apples and water in dutch oven. Cover and cook slowly until tender. Remove apple mixture from pan. Measure 4-1/2 cups apples; return to pan. Save remaining apple mixture for another use (eat as a snack while making this).
  2. Add sugar and butter to pan, bring to a full boil; stirring constantly. Quickly stir in pectin, return to boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat; skim foam. Stir in spices. Ladle into jars and cool to room temperature. Give to friends and family.
  4. You may water-bath the jars for storage, if desired. I plan on giving as gifts for neighbors, so I am skipping the water-bath process.

Orange Pear Jam from Anne Powell


  • 7 cups of sugar
  • 5 cups chopped peeled fresh pears
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 pkgs. (3 oz.) orange gelatin


  1. Combine sugar, pears, pineapple, and lemon juice in dutch oven. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer for 15 mins. stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved. Pour into jars and cool. Let stand overnight to set; no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate
  2. I am going to give my neighbors bread and jam for Christmas and will definitely be adding this jam as one to give.


One Comment

  1. That Ginger Pear Butter sounds like a must-have for rolls at Christams dinner!

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