KORU® Apple Bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooks in:  15 minutes

Servings: Makes approximately 12 depending on size

"A great snack for the lunchbox...homemade apple pies that won't make a mess!" 
- Kyle Black

Serve with ice cream, caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt!

Ingredients

Pie crust for one pie (your favorite recipe or store bought)

Filling:

2 KORU® Apples, peeled, cored and diced small

3 Tablespoons brown sugar (can substitute coconut sugar)

2 Tablespoons white sugar for sprinkling on top 

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons corn starch

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Egg wash:

1 egg mixed with a splash of milk or water

Method

  1. Heat oven to 390f/200c

Preparation:

  1. Cover baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, toss together filling ingredients.  Set aside.

Assembly:

  1. Roll out the pie crust and cut into shapes with cookie cutter.  You will need an even number of pieces.
  2. Put 1-2 Tablespoons of filling in the center of a cut-out of pastry.
  3. Lightly brush the edges with egg wash and place a second pastry on top of the filling.
  4. Press the edges of the top and bottom pastries together with a fork or your fingers.
  5. Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with white sugar.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

To serve:

  1. Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve with ice cream or yogourt.

Mom's Yum Yum 'KORU®' Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooks in:  35-45 minutes

Servings: 9 

"This is my mom's recipe, with an added layer of diced KORU® Apple - makes it Yum Yum Yummy!" 
- Sandi McGrath

Great with a cup of coffee and some yogourt, or serve it up for dessert with some ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce!

Ingredients

Batter:

1/2 cup/1 stick (110g) butter, softened

1 cup (225g) sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

2 cups (300g) sifted flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup (230g) sour cream or unflavored yogourt

Filling:

1 KORU® Apple, cored and diced 

Sugar Crunch:

1/4 cup (57g) sugar

1/3 cup (67g) packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup chopped walnuts

 

Method

  1. Heat oven to 325f/160c

Preparation:

  1. Grease a 9x9 (23 cm) baking pan
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together sugar crunch ingredients.  Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Sift flour, soda and baking powder.  Stir in alternately with sour cream.

Assembly:

  1. Spoon half of batter into prepared pan.
  2. Cover with half of the sugar crunch and the diced KORU® Apple.
  3. Spoon on remaining batter and then sprinkle with remaining sugar crunch.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until coffee cake tests done with a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake coming out clean.

To serve:

  1. Serve with a spoonfull of yogourt or whipped cream.

Cinnamon KORU® Applesauce Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooks in:  12-16 minutes

Servings: Makes 12 muffins

"These were the best applesauce muffins I’ve ever made!
The KORU® bakes so well and maintains such a great flavor! 

- Julie Hardgrove

Add a handfull of raisins or other dried fruits to the batter!

Ingredients

1/2 cup/1 stick (110g) butter, softened

1/4 cup (57g) sugar

1/4 cup (57g) coconut sugar

2 large or x-lg eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup unsweetened KORU® Applesauce (use your favorite recipe or try the one on our website!)

1 3/4 cups (260g) flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon (heaping full) ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Heat oven to 350f/180c
  2. Grease muffin tins or line with papers

Preparation:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. 
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and applesauce and mix.
  4. Slowly mix in dry ingredients.
  5. Fill muffin tins approximately 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 12-16 minutes until the top splits and springs back to the touch.

To serve:

  1. Excellent served warm, with a bit of butter or jam if you dare!!

Alma's KORU® Pudding

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooks in: 30 minutes

Servings: 9-12 servings

"This was my Mom's recipe, so brings a bit of childhood memories back and Mom's great baking! She always had a dessert prepared for after dinner!!" - Sandi McGrath

For a twist try with plain yoghurt.

Ingredients

Cake:

2 eggs

1 cup (200 grams) white sugar

¼ cup (57 grams) butter, melted

3 KORU® Apples, cored and grated

1 cup (128 grams) regular flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ cup walnuts, chopped

½ cup raisins

Butterscotch sauce:

1 cup (200 grams) packed brown sugar

1 cup (235 ml) water

1 Tablespoon corn starch/corn flour

3 Tablespoons butter

½ teaspoon vanilla

Method

  1. Heat oven to 375f/190c
  2. Grease a 9 x 9 x 2 inch (23 x 23 x 5 cm) baking pan

Cake:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, then beat in sugar and melted butter.  Stir in apple.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients, then toss in nuts and raisins.  Stir into apple mixture.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick entered in center of cake comes out clean.

Sauce:

  1. Prepare sauce while cake is baking.
  2. In a small saucepan, mix together brown sugar, water, corn starch and butter.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

To serve:

  1. Cut cake into squares and top with warm butterscotch sauce and whipped cream or ice cream
  2. Add a crunchy texture by serving with candied/salted walnuts!!

KORU® Muffin Pies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooks in: 20

Servings: 12 

"Yummy mini french apple pies-it's hard to eat just one!"
- Sandi McGrath

Escape the ordinary...add a pinch of culinary lavendar or orange zest before the crumb topping!

Ingredients 

Prepared pastry for a 9-inch pie (make your favorite recipe or use a roll of refrigerated pie dough)

Pie Filling:

2 KORU® Apples, peeled, cored and diced fairly small

1/4 cup (50 grams) white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tablespoon corn starch (corn flour)

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

3 ounces (100 ml) water

Crumb Topping:

1 cup (128 grams) regular flour

1/4 cup (55 grams) packed brown sugar

1/4 cup (50 grams) white sugar

1/4 cup (25 grams) rolled oats

1/2 cup (120 grams) firm butter, cut into cubes

A pinch of salt

Method

  1. Heat oven to 350f/180c
  2. Spray bottom of large muffin tins with non stick cooking spray

Filling:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until apples are softened and juice thickens.

Crumb Topping:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl or food processor.
  2. Mix until butter is incorporated and mixture is crumbly.  If not using a food processor, combine with a pastry blender.

Assembly:

  1. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut out circles slightly larger than the bottom of the muffin tin so the pastry turns up the sides to hold the filling.  To cut the circles you can use a cup, small bowl, or cookie cutter.  Place the dough circles in the bottom of the tins (sprayed with cooking spray).
  2. Spoon one heaping Tablespoon of apple filling on top of each circle of dough.
  3. *Optional*  Sprinkle each with a pinch of culinary lavendar or orange zest.
  4. Spoon 2 Tablespoons of crumb topping over the apple filling and pat down gently with a spoon.

To serve:

  1. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until topping is browned and filling is bubbly.
  2. Cool in tins 10-15 minutes before removing.  You may need to loosen the edges gently with a knife.
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