Apples: 50 Tried & True Recipes (Nature's Favorite Foods Cookbooks) Paperback

Apples 50 tried and true recipes by Julia Rutland
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Savor the variety of dishes in Julia Rutland's Apples: 50 tried and true recipe cookbook


SKU: 9781591939078

The Cookbook That Celebrates the Crisp, Colorful, Healthy Fruit

Easy to grow, abundant, and delicious, the apple is America’s favorite fruit. It has a slightly sour and bitter taste that’s overpowered by juicy sweetness―and it is enjoyed daily in homes across the country. Apples is a cookbook by Julia Rutland that features 50 great recipes. The author is a professional writer, recipe developer, recipe tester, food stylist, and television/media demonstrator, so you can be certain that every recipe will become an instant family favorite. The book’s full-color photography adds to the enjoyment of cooking. And when your backyard is filled with more than you can eat, you’ll find simple and delicious ways to preserve those fresh bounties.

Inside You’ll Find

  • 50 recipes―tested and tasted by the author, a professional food stylist
  • Main dishes, drinks, salads, breads, desserts, and more
  • Full-color photography from a professional food photographer
  • Growing tips and the food’s fascinating history

We love apples because the flavor connects us to loved ones and special memories. It reminds us of climbing trees, family picnics, and Grandma’s homemade pie. Add Apples to your cookbook collection, and savor this wonderful variety of delicious dishes. Enjoy Apple Cheddar Biscuits, Chicken-Apple Breakfast Sausage, Vanilla Blush Applesauce, Apple-Cheddar Beer Soup, Apple-Stuffed Pork Loin, Apple Butter Meatballs, Sweet Apple Rice Pudding, Baked Apple Clafouti, and more!

About the Author

Julia Rutland is a Washington, D.C.-area food writer, recipe developer, and master gardener whose work appears regularly in publications and websites such as Southern Living magazine, Weight Watchers books, Bottom Line Personal magazine, and more. She is the author of Discover Dinnertime, The Campfire Foodie Cookbook, On a Stick Cookbook, Blueberries, Squash, and Foil Pack Dinners Cookbook. Julia lives in the D.C. wine country town of Hillsboro, Virginia, with her husband, two daughters, and a bevy of furred and feathered pets.

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Chicken-Apple Breakfast Sausage

These sausage patties are lean and flavorful. Be sure to finely dice or chop the apple because large pieces may cause the patty to fall apart when cooked. To bake all together, brush the tops and bottoms of patties with olive oil and place on a nonstick aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes on each side.

Makes 1 dozen


  • 1 small apple
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Olive oil

Peel apple, if desired; core and very finely chop. Place in a large bowl. Add chicken, shallot, egg, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, and allspice, stirring until well blended.

Scoop sausage mixture 1/4 cup at a time and form into patties. Place on a plate or baking sheet; cover and refrigerate until ready to prepare.

Heat a thin layer of olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook in batches for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through and golden brown.

Ideal Apples: Choose an apple that remains crisp and holds its shape when cooked, such as Fuji, Jonagold, or Pippin.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Adventure Publications (September 8, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 136 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1591939070
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1591939078
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.5 x 7 inches