I hail from the great North, and with fall at our door step I can only think of the memories the season brings. One of these memories is apple picking with my family.
When apples multiplied at the farmers market this week, and I had to bring something to an office party I had the perfect reason to make something new!
I love apple crisp and apple bread pudding, but I wanted something new! I quickly browsed some recipes with cooked apples and came up with Ginger Apple Cups with Pecans.
Ginger Apple Cups with Pecans
Prep Time 10min : Cook Time 10min
6 small to medium crisp variety of apple – ie golden delicious, gala, honey crisp
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon Fresh thyme
2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
1/2 cup pecan pieces
24 pieces of Nature’s Pride Healthy Multi-Grain Bread
Olive Oil Spray
Pre Heat Oven to 400, grease 24 muffin cups with olive oil.
Core and dice apples very finely (you can even through them in the food processor for a few pulses if you wish)
3. Fit the bread rounds down into the greased muffin tins, pinching overlaps together.
4. Bake the bread cups for 10-12 min or until the edges start to brown
5. While the bread is baking, melt the butter in a large sauce pan then add all other ingredients and cook for approximately 5min or until the apples begin to turn tender. Make sure you do not over cook them to mushy.
6. Pull out the bread cups and allow to cool for five minutes before filling them with the apples.
8. Take a big bite and enjoy! Make sure you have a napkin handy for any goodies that fall out.
I served these at an office party, but you could make them for a fall party or even as a side for thanksgiving as a sub for stuffing. I loved making these bread cups and got nothing but thumbs up from my coworkers.
I hope you enjoy them as well!
This recipe is my official entry to become a Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassador at this year’s Foodbuzz Festival! The Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program provided me with a free coupon for the Nature’s Pride bread
I received something on my doorstep from the FoodBuzz Tastemakers program over the past week and tonight was the night to use them!
I used the buns as the mode for our veggie burgers tonight. They were soft and smelled great, but they were huge!
Where’s the beef? Does anyone remember that commercial? Well I do not but I did feel that way when I bit into my burger. I had read Sabrina’s review of the buns so I knew what to expect, but even with added spinach, mushrooms, onions, cheese and hummus you can see there was a lot of extra bread.
I enjoyed the taste and they toasted really well, but the thing that concerns me is that with these growing bun sizes, does that mean that America’s burgers are growing? I know there are some big ones out there, but are the every day burgers becoming 1/2 pounders?
This is nothing against the bun itself, just something I worry about in America.
From Nature’s Pride:
The Nature’s Pride Premium Harvest Hamburger Buns and Deli Rolls are the latest addition to our 100% natural, 100% delicious breads. [They] are the only all natural buns and rolls available across the country, and they are the perfect addition to your cook-outs this Summer–and beyond!
To go with my burgers I made a large side salad and leftover sautéed onion, mushroom, spinach and our first baby zucchini!!!!!