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Cabbage, Sausage and Apples

Cabbage, Sausage and Apples
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Serves: 4 servings
This recipe is borrowed from the Farmers Against Hunger cookbook. These are cooked as seperate components, but really taste great together. You can use any type of sausage you like here, and it's even better served with boiled or mashed potatoes!
  • Olive oil
  • 1½ lb sausages (bratwurst, kielbasa, Italian etc.)
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, halved and cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 head of cabbage, quartered, cored and leaves torn into large pieces
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat parsley
  • ½ bunch fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Boil a large pot of water over high heat and add a tsp of salt to it.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of oil to a pan as the water is boiling and cook the sausage over medium heat, turning occasionally. Cook until sausage is browned all over (approx. 15 minutes). Remove from pan and to a separate plate.
  3. Add the apples to the same pan, sprinkle brown sugar and thyme over them. Add 3 tbsp butter and raise heat to medium-high. Cook until apples are slightly brown and soft (approx. 5 minutes).
  4. Add vinegar to the boiling water and then add cabbage. Cook for a few minutes until soft, but still has a slight crunch. Drain, coat with remaining butter, parsley, chives and salt and pepper.
  5. Serve all together!


Farmhouse Apple Sauce

Farmhouse Apple Sauce
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Serves: 3 Jars
This apple sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. You can get 2-3 batches going at once in your crock pots and have plenty to jar and save for later! This is a great way to use older apples you've bought or picked - even if they are getting to be a little mushy. Still perfectly good to make sauce with!

  • 6 pounds apples, peeled and sliced
  • ¾ cup water per crock pot
  • cinnamon, if desired, to taste
  1. Place the sliced apples and water in a crock pot. Cover and cook on "low" for 6-8 hours. As the apples cook down they will shrink and become fragrant.
  2. When the apples are soft (a fork will go right through them), mix with an electric beater.
  3. Add cinnamon if desired.
  4. Add more water if desired to make a thinner sauce. Mix less if a chunky sauce is desired.
  5. To can the applesauce, ladle it into mason jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace before putting the lids on.
  6. Let cool completely and make sure the jars are sealed before storing in a cool dark place, like a pantry.


Farmhouse Apple Crumb Pie

Farmhouse Apple Crumb Pie
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Serves: 8 servings
Guaranteed to be the quickest, simplest, most delicious pie you've ever made! We choose to use store bought crust ... it's just as good, and easier than home made! The difference in our apple pie is that we use a variety of apples - some that are a little more tart, some a little more sweet. And, we pack the pie plate FULL of apples to make a nice, tall pie.
  • 1 pie crust
  • 10-12 thinly sliced, peeled apples
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 bag Betty Crocker oatmeal cookie mix
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against the side and bottom.
  2. In a large bowl, add apples and dry ingredients and mix until all apple slices have a generous coating.
  3. Add filling to pie crust.
  4. Mix the cookie mix and butter with a fork to make crumbs.
  5. Sprinkle crumbs on top of the apples.
  6. Once in the oven, put a tin foil tent loosely over the pie to prevent burned crust.
  7. Put a piece of tin foil under the pie as well, to catch any drippings.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour.