A is for Apple

This is a post where I’m going to give you some recipes using apples!

As much as I love giving over organizing and de-cluttering tips, my WordPress statics say that y’all want more about all things kitchen, including meal planning and recipes.  So, this post is all about cooking with apples.

Firstly, whatever I prepare is kid-friendly.  Secondly, I don’t use crazy or exotic ingredients.  Thirdly, these are my tried-and-true recipes that I use all the time.

Apples: apple sauce, apple kugel, oatmeal apple crisp


Apple Sauce


10-12 apples

1/4 cup of sugar (or less)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla (can skip this)



  • Wash, peel, core and slice apples
  • Place all ingredients in a pot and cover apples with 1/2 inch of water
  • cover and cook low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until soft
  • remove apples with a slotted spoon an put in blender.  add back some of the liquid to the apples.  the less water you add, the less thick the applesauce will be.

*Notes:  if there is extra liquid you didn’t put in the blender, you have apple juice.  Enjoy.

You can also use pears instead of apples, or cook both together for apple-pear sauce


Apple Kugel


4 apples peeled and sliced

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup of flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup of oil



  • place apples on the bottom of a baking pan
  • sprinkle with cinnamon
  • mix eggs, vanilla, and sugar together with a fork.  add flour baking powder and oil
  • pour over apples
  • bake for 350 F for 30-40 minutes

*Note:  some people claim this should be a dessert and not a side dish


Oatmeal Apple Crisp


10-12 apples

3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ginger

3/4 cup margarine

3/4 cup rolled oats


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  • Grease a baking pan
  • peel, core, and slice apples.  place in the baking pan
  • mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger.  Mix in margarine until coarse crumbs form.
  • stir in oats
  • sprinkle over apples
  • bake 35 minutes until apples are tender and crumb topping is crisp

*Note:  I’ve also made this without the topping for a gluten-free option.


Happy cooking and thanks for reading.


The Klutter Koach

Published by Karen Furman

Hi. I’m Karen Furman, a home organizer and decluttering professional. Organizing is something I’ve been doing since 1st grade when used to straighten everyone’s desks. Fast forward a few decades later, I turned my passion for organizing into a business. Philosophy = Your home should be organized so you know where things are, to the degree that you feel relaxed and not stressed in your space. Method = A combination of Marie Kondo + FlyLady + my own style. YOU make the decisions. YOU decide what to keep and not to keep. I help provide clarity. Attitude = Positive, enthusiastic, non-judgmental

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