Apple Delights -

Apple Delights

T'is the season for apples. They are plentiful this time of year and so versatile. Liz Bushong joins us now in our Food City Kitchen to show us a few ideas for apple delights!


Caramel Apple Smoothie

8 ounces or 1 cup apple juice

8 ounces or 1 cup applesauce

¾ cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

3 ice cubes


1 cup whipped heavy cream

3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar

1 teaspoon clear vanilla

3 tablespoons caramel for drizzle


Combine apple juice, applesauce, yogurt, peanut butter and ice cubes in blender.  Blend until smooth.

Pour smoothie into serving glasses.  Whip chilled whipped cream with 3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar until stiff peaks form. Place whipped cream in disposable pastry bag fitted with tip # 1 M.  Garnish smoothie with whipped cream dollop and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Sprinkle with * cinnamon/sugar *Food City- Food Club Cinnamon & Sugar adjustable grinder.


Yield:  3- ounce servings


Apple Puff Pastries

3 ounces Greek* or regular Cream Cheese-softened

2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping-tested Smuckers

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

17.3 oz package frozen Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed 40 minutes

1 egg + 1 teaspoon water

1 Golden Delicious apple or baking apple of choice, peeled, and finely chopped

½ cup apple butter- tested Dickinson's Country Apple Butter

 3 tablespoons Cinnamon Sugar combination or sparkling sugar



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In small bowl, combine cream cheese, caramel topping, cinnamon and salt.  Set aside.

On a floured surface, open puff pastry to lie flat. Do not roll.  With a sharp knife cut 9- 3" x 3" squares.

Make pinwheels or framed diamonds. Go to www.lizbushong for instructions.

Brush with egg wash. To make egg wash, beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon water.

Fill each pinwheel with cream cheese filling and each diamond with apple butter.

Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes until puffed and brown.  Let cool.  Drizzle with caramel topping.


Yield:  18 pastries

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