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How to make a more apple-y apple cider yeast bread

I would like to figure out how to make a strongly apple-flavored yeast bread I found a recipe for a yeast bread that I was quite happy with, which starts with the yeast in 2 cups of milk, then uses 1/...
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Adding sugar at the end of the mixture for apple bread

My apple bread recipe called for adding the sugar in with the sourcream, eggs and vanilla. I forgot to add the sugar until the dry ingredients and the apples were added. I added the sugar to the ...
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Can I cook my apple butter on high when it suggests low?

I am cooking apple butter in a slow cooker and the recipe calls for 1 hr on high and then 9 hours on low. My slow cooker only cooks on high.. Can I cook it on high for a shorter amount of time without ...
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What specific sugars are found in apple cider, apple juice, and apple cider vinegar?

My wife has a chronic, not-very-well-understood GI condition that includes hyper-sensitivity to certain foods. We're looking to more information about the chemical composition of various foods for ...
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Cleaning wax and pesticide from apple skin

I love apples. I like to eat them with skin as it has plenty of fiber in the skin. But apples are famous for wax and pesticides on the skin which I don’t want to ingest. I have read many articles on ...
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Why do apples sometimes taste bitter?

I sometimes come across apples that taste very bitter (not sour like a granny smith, but more like tannin). This is maybe one in 10 or 15 apples. It doesn't seem to be restricted to a certain variety (...
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Is Apple Cinnamon Oats an Indian recipe?

Is Apple Cinnamon Oats an Indian recipe? If not then are there any variations how it is prepared elsewhere in the world?
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Apple pie: peel or not?

Is it okay to leave the skin on the apples when making an apple pie? I'd like to leave them on, but I wonder if there will be chewy strings of peel or if they will cook tender.
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Baked Apple Fritter

I know I know I know... apple fritters SHOULD be fried. I'm just here asking for any tips or suggestions to as-close-as-possible obtain the next best thing by baking apple fritters in an oven. I'd ...
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Candy Apple Syrup Leftovers or ??/

I was thinking of making up the candy syrup and saving it to coat the apple later. I could take the candy syrup, and pour it on a buttered parchment paper, let it cool it bit and then blend a food ...
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Does allowing apples to brown before long cooking affect the final flavour?

While making an apple and smoked chilli chutney yesterday (based on the one in Jocasta Innes' Country Kitchen p.266 but hotter) I was thinking about the browning of apple flesh when exposed to air. ...
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How can I save apples pieces that became black? [duplicate]

Apple pieces became black very quickly. How can I save them?
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Difference between cooking apples and eating apples

What is the difference between cooking apples and eating apples? With so many varieties of apples to choose from, how to choose the apples that are suitable for baking and cooking.
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Little maggots on top of my home-made apple cider vinegar, is it bad?

This was my first attempt at making apple-cider-vinegar at home. I did this all following a tutorial from YouTube. I simply cut a few apples and put them in a clean jar with sugar+water. I set the lid ...
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apple crumble for pie

My church assembles apple pies for sale on a Monday. Crusts are made ahead and frozen. Crumbs are made on Friday and refrigerated. This year the crumbs have become lump, hard, and almost impossible ...
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What are the best apples for juicing, and which ones should I avoid?

I make cider as a hobby, and I juice quite a lot of apples, and have tried quite a few types. I've noticed that some apples are great for juicing, and some are very poor. You generally get less ...
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Using soft apples to make apple juice

My question is a kind of follow-up to this. When apples have turned soft or have started to shrivel, is it possible / advisable to but them through a juicer? From the linked question is would appear ...
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Preventing stickiness in Candy Apples

I cook the sugar to a hard crack stage 300. I have used some gel pigments after temp is reached. The candy coating is perfect for about 3 - 5 minutes and almost instantly begins to get sticky. I ...
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My Candy Apple is too brittle, how to prevent?

I am cooking the candy mixture to 302°F and dipping right away, but the candy seems to be brittle and not holding to the apple when you either cut into it or try and bite into it. How can I prevent ...
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How to fix a bitter jam? (Or use it?)

I had the ill thought of adding raw lemon to my apples jam (half for ~2.5lt, in other words half for blender load), it tastes inhumanly bitter. Apart from the level of acidity which can be fixed with ...
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Does ripening banans in a bag with other fruit harm the other fruit?

Our office just got its first fruit shipment, which included an apology for the under-ripe bananas and the suggestion to put them in a brown paper bag along with an apple to speed up the ripening. ...
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Can anything be done with cooking apples that fall early?

Can anything be done with a large amount of cooking apples that have fallen early? They vary in size from golf ball to tennis ball but have fallen a couple of months before they would be expected to ...
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Black apple crumble!

I used the apple crisp recipe from Joy of Baking and I'm quite sure I followed it to the dot (didn't add blackberries, though, only apples). But for some reason, after I took it out, let it cool a ...
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How do choose apple type in store?

It's hard for me to decide what apple I want to buy from all the different choices in a store. I can look at the colour, the size and maybe carefully feel if it's hard or soft, but that's it. This ...
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Dehydrating Apple Cider Vinegar?

Someone at Alcohol SE suggested that I post this question here: Dehydrating Apple Cider Vinegar? I've been experimenting with dehydrating apple cider vinegar I'd like to concentrate it and put it ...
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What's the purpose of syrup in toffee apples?

The toffee apple recipes pretty much all have syrup in them. The ratio of syrup ranges from low to almost as much as the sugar. My question is: What is purpose of the syrup? If it's just for flavour,...
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Baking apple roses in oven in France, which mark should I choose?

I'm baking some apple roses as described here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rGrwvEjZIQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKOla0-aW5o. Basically, it's apple-packed puff pastry plus some other ...
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How long should I cook apples in the oven?

How long do I need to cook fresh apples (sliced) in the oven (at 350 degrees) to get a good apple pie consistency?
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Shelf life of apples in muffins

Some muffin recipes incorporate sliced apples inside muffins. My question is, will these apple slices become either rancid or old-tasting inside the muffin while being stored inside the refrigerator?
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Is this a bad apple?

I cut my apple open this morning and found that it had an unexpected consistency emanating from the core. I couldn't find much about what's going on here other than maybe this is some kind of mold (...
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Cryoconcentration, can you do it yourself?

I'm looking to concentrate freshly pressed apple juice. In order keep the apple-freshness I would very much like to avoid heating up the juice. Does anyone have experience with cryoconcentration, is ...
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How long will this apple compote keep in the fridge? [duplicate]

How long will this apple compote keep in the fridge? http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/savory-apple-compote
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What is the difference between apple juice and cider?

I was at the grocery store and saw glass containers of these. What would be the differences?
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Why are my apple fritters too doughy in the center?

I'm making deep-fried apple fritters, and the recipe I am using has me drop them into oil as batter (a bit runny). Dropping them in as batter gives them the kind of crispy-bumpy outside I like. My ...
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Caramel Apple cocktail garnish

I am a bartender who has little experience using caramel. I want to use caramel as a garnish by dipping dehydrated apple slices in it. How do I create a "dripping effect" on the dehydrated apple ...
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Can Apples be Macerated before Pressing into Cider?

A friend lent me an old-fashioned cider press to use. I am planning to put a few dozen chopped up apples into it and then see how much juice I get, but I'm worried there won't be much. Would it help ...
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Can I cook apple peels in my applesauce in a cheesecloth bundle?

I like to include the peels when I make applesauce to get the benefit of the nutrients in the peels*, but I strain them out afterward for the sake of texture. This is a messy, sticky, time-consuming ...
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How to make apple chunks in apple pie stay intact?

I made an extremely delicious apple pie yesterday, with a puff pastry crust. The only problem was that by the time the pastry was cooked, the apple filling had turned to mush - the texture of apple ...
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How to make a gooey apple pie?

I really love the gooey consistency of frozen pies. i would like to replicate that texture in my home made recipes. Does anyone know a method of preparing the filling that would accomplish this? I ...
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Why does apples bought at the market feel sticky?

When I buy apples at the market, they always feel sticky. When I buy apples at the supermarkt they feel smooth. When I was younger we had an apple tree, and also that apples did not feel sticky in my ...
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How can I keep chopped fruit fresh for 2-3 hours?

I need to cut up a large amount of fruit for use in a pavlova dessert tomorrow night - although the same question would no doubt apply to a fruit salad or other fresh fruit item. Anyway, I won't have ...
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Can I double cook apple? When making, say, Apple Crumble?

I am new to cooking. I like to cook in batch because I want to come down to kitchen and pop something in microwave and return to my desk. I only like apples (Granny Smith) cooked, so I steam them, ...
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What happens when you bake Winesap apples?

In researching the answer to a question of why the apples in a pie became mushy, I noticed that two of my cookbooks contradicted each other on the Winesap apple, on whether it remains firm upon baking....
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How to not buy the bad apple?

I eat 2-3 apples a day and use them in various recipes - usually desert or pork related. I have found that I am literally terrible at picking out apples though and seem to be getting no better. ...
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How do I reduce the lemon acidity in apple soup?

I have just made an apple soup that has lemon juice in. The problem being the lemon tartness totally overpowers the soup. How do I neutralise this???
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Shelf life of a caramel apple?

How long will the apple in a caramel apple stay crisp once it's been dipped in warm caramel? Are there any tricks to extend its shelf life? Let's assume we're starting with a large fresh Granny ...
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Why does my apple crumble develop a bitter aftertaste?

I tend to make Apple Crumble in a very basic way, using Bramley apples cooked down with plenty of sugar ( enough to leave a little tartness to balance out the sweet crumble mix ) and a bit of cinnamon....
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Apple cider vinegar and Blue Mold [duplicate]

I'm a week into making apple cider vinegar. I've used jars and the apples at the top were not covered with liquid. A blue mold formed. I've removed it. Should I carry on or should I start again? If I ...
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Is there enough pectin in Apples to make jam

I have some surplus cooking apples which I will be trying to make jam with. I can't find pectin in my local supermarket, but they do have "jam sugar", which contains pectin, but is twice the price of ...
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What is the additive they put in apple juice to change it from cloudy to clear?

I was told today that my juice was cloudy because they hadn't put the additive in it that makes it clear. My question is: What is the additive they put in apple juice to change it from cloudy to ...