Lady Apple Cordials (serves 18)18 Lady Apples (or other variety of small apple)
18 cubes of brown sugar, or more Scrub each apple until clean and residue-free. With the small end of a melon scoop, remove the stem and seeds of the apple, being careful not to scoop through the bottom of the fruit.
If you like, with a paring knife or a vegetable peeler, peel away a narrow border of skin around the round opening. Insert a cube or two of brown sugar into the hollow of each apple. Place the apples into a shallow casserole dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. The apples should be soft to the touch, yet still retain their form. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Apple Kuchen (serves 12)
1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust, or 10-inch tart crust
1 pound cored, sliced apples
1 jumbo egg
1/3 cup sour cream or Tofutti sour cream
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar