White House Recipes

September 2019

September 2019: Our family has been farming here since 1815 and has grown produce for over 90 years.  Apples are our signature crop. We grow over 30 varieties. You can say apples are our specialty!! 



Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

1/2 cup butter, cubed

1/2 cup chopped sweet onion

1 celery rib, chopped

12 cups seasoned stuffing cubes (about 20 ounces)

2 medium apples, finely chopped

2 cups cooked wild rice

1-1/2 cups dried cranberries

3 tsp. dried parsley flakes

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. poultry seasoning

1/2 tsp. pepper

1-1/2 to 2 cups chicken broth

              Preheat oven to 350°. In a 6-qt. stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add stuffing cubes, apples, rice, cranberries and seasonings; toss. Stir in enough broth to reach desired moistness. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).


Slow-Cooked Stuffed Apples

6 large tart apples

2 tsp. lemon juice

1/3 cup chopped pecans

¼ cup chopped dried apricots

¼ cup packed brown sugar

3 Tbsp. butter, melted

¾ tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

2 cups water

Granola & caramel ice cream (optional)

              Core apples & peel top third of each; brush peeled portions with lemon juice. Place in 6-qt. slow cooker. Combine the pecans, apricots, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon & nutmeg. Place a heaping tablespoon of mixture in each apple. Pour two cups water around apples.

Cover & cook on low for 3-4 hours or until apples are tender. Serve with granola & ice cream if desired.


Homemade Applesauce

5 lbs  peeled, cored, and sliced  

1 cup water

3-4 Tbsp Lemon Juice   

1 cinnamon stick

1/4 cup brown sugar    

1/4 cup white sugar

Put all ingredients into large covered pot and bring to boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Remove from heat.  Remove cinnamon sticks.  Mash with potato masher or put through a food mill.

*Serve either warm or cold.

*Try applesauce over ice cream or mixed w/yogurt

*Mix in fresh fruit

*Make applesauce a meal time staple


Apple Crunch Muffins

1 ½ cup flour                                    

2 tsp. baking powder

½ cup sugar                                    

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. cinnamon               

¼ cup shortening

½ cup milk

1 egg, slightly beaten       

1 cup diced apples

              Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs form. Combine milk & egg. Add to dry ingredients along with apples. Stir just to moisten. Spoon batter into muffin cups filling 2/3 full. Sprinkle with: ¼ cup chopped walnuts, ½ tsp. cinnamon, ¼ cup brown sugar (packed). (Mix these 3 ingredients before sprinkling on muffins). Bake at 375 for

25 min or until golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.

See you on the farm - Debbie Pifer