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Festive recipes: Apple Pie and Oat Cookies

December 07, 2009 13:16 IST

We invited readers to share some of their favourite festive recipes with us. As part of an ongoing series, here are two more specialties:

First up, here's how to bake Apple Pie by Priya Manoj:

Cuisine: American

Type: Vegetarian

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Preparation:

  • Soak the apples in melted butter.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar and spices.
  • Remove apples from melted butter.
  • Coat soaked apples with sugar mixture and pour it into pastry shell.
  • Cover the top of the apple filling with a layer of butter to give it a rich flavour.
  • Now bake at 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes, until apples are tender.
  • Apple pie is ready. Serve with vanilla icecream.

Health quotient: This dish carries the health benefits of apples.

And next, Priya outlines how to prepare Oat Cookies:

Cuisine: American

Type: Vegetarian

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1 large egg

Preparation:

  • Put oats in an oven at 300 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • Beat the egg. Add salt, sugar, and blend well.
  • Mix oats, vanilla and pecans.
  • Pour the mixture by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  • Oat cookies are now ready.

Health quotient: Oats are wholegrain and a good source of protein.