Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Homemaking Tip—Christmas Fruits

I made some Cinnamon Apples for supper tonight. The whole house smells good and cinnamon-y. I thought I'd share a couple of quick, inexpensive and Christmas-y ways to serve apples and oranges. The great thing about both recipes is you don’t need a recipe or exact measurements because they are made to your taste. Another nice thing is they make the kitchen smell really good and Christmas-y. And still one more good thing, these recipes revive your softening apples and not so flavorful oranges so you don't have to toss them. Here are some general guidelines for making Cinnamon Apples and Sliced Oranges (such original titles).

These are actually red, not orange. . . sorry poor lighting, poor photographer

Cinnamon Apples

Peel and quarter six apples into a medium saucepan. Cover apples with water, add five or six drops of red food coloring, a scant 1/4 cup of sugar and a bit of oil of cinnamon.* Bring to boil and cook until apples are tender. Serve hot or cold.

*How much depends on how hot you want your apples. I use about 1/4 tsp. You can find cinnamon oil wherever candy making supplies are sold. Red Hots (candies) may be substituted for sugar and cinnamon oil. Just add them with your apples and they will dissolve as they boil.

Sliced Oranges
Peel and slice oranges. Arrange on plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Not only does the powdered sugar add a bit of sweetness, it looks like snow on the oranges, so they're pretty and good. We like these for breakfast or supper.

Do you have a quick and inexpensive way to serve fruit in the winter?


deidra said...

I love ambrosia. Segment oranges and grapefruit, mix with their juice, banana slices and some flaked coconut, and some fresh pineapple if you'd like. It's a tropical getaway for your mouth. Plus, those are the least expensive fruits this time of year!

Heather @ Multiple Hats said...

I do the apples, but with brown sugar and cinnamon - they get kind of carmelly that way.

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

Yea, I open a can of pears! Hehehe!

I should try this it sound easy enough and I could use fresh fruit!

michelle said...

I want to have some of those sliced oranges, yum!

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