Kitchen Krafts
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“Kitchen Krafts,” Friend, Oct. 2004, 22

Kitchen Krafts

Just about everybody loves apples! A parent or older person could help you make these apple recipes for a family dinner after church or conference. Maybe your Primary activity day class could prepare this meal for their families to fulfill one of the “Serving Others” requirements in the Faith in God program. See page 21 for instructions on how to make Apple Napkin Rings.

Applesauce Meat Loaf

Part 1:

1 pound (.45 kg) ground beef

1 cup dry bread crumbs

1/2 cup applesauce

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1 teaspoon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

Part 2:

1/2 cup applesauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon mustard

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients in Part 1. Shape the mixture into a round loaf and place in a lightly greased cast-iron skillet or large baking dish. Make a hole in the center of the loaf.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients in Part 2. Spoon the mixture into the hole in the meat loaf.

  4. Bake the meat loaf for one hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing. Serves 6–8.

Apple Cranberry Salad

1 tablespoon plain gelatin

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cold water

1 cup canned cranberry sauce

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 cup ginger ale

3/4 cup diced red apple

3/4 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped nuts

  1. Place the gelatin, sugar, and cold water in a small bowl and mix together. Set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, slowly melt the cranberry sauce. Spoon the mixture into a medium bowl and let it cool slightly.

  3. Stir in the sugar and gelatin mixture. Add the lemon juice and ginger ale and mix well.

  4. Chill in the refrigerator until it begins to set, then gently stir in the apples, celery, and nuts. Return to the refrigerator and chill until firm. Serves 6.

Baked Apples

4 medium apples, cored

4 tablespoons sugar

4 drops red food coloring

4 tablespoons butter or margarine

vanilla ice cream (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).

  2. Place the apples in a greased 8″ x 8″ (20 x 20 cm) glass baking dish. Place one tablespoon of sugar in the hollow of each apple. Then top the sugar with a drop of red food coloring and one tablespoon of butter or margarine. Bake the apples for 30 minutes.

  3. Serve the apples in individual dishes. Spoon the liquid left in the baking dish over each apple. If desired, top with a scoop of ice cream.

Illustrated by David Deitrick