Inspired by the apple’s month long recognition, Maria Zoitas, creator of “Maria’s Homemade” line of prepared foods sold exclusively at Westside Market NYC, has perfected her own recipes featuring the fall’s choice fruit. The apple pie is simple yet packed with flavor, making it a timeless recipe can be shared through many generations. The cinnamon apple oatmeal is made with a modern twist, served cold instead of hot to be enjoyed straight from the fridge as a healthy, any-time snack.
Both recipes are easy enough to make with the kids, or as a last minute party treat. If an apple a day really does keep the doctor away, you can even make these recipes each day of National Apple Month!
Maria’s Homemade American Apple Pie
· 1 9-inch double piecrust
· 6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
· 3/4 cup sugar
· 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
· 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 425˚F. Mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples and toss to coat. Spread apples evenly in pie shell. Cover with other crust. Crimp edges and cut a few decorative vents in top crust so steam can escape. Bake pie for 20 minutes, then lower temperature to 350˚F and continue baking for another 45 to 50 minutes. Cool on a rack.
Maria’s Cinnamon Apple Cold Oatmeal
· 42 oz Quaker Oats
· 3/4 gallon Silk Very vanilla (96oz)
· 24 oz Original Applesauce
· 4 oz honey
· 16 oz Granola
Put the granola and Quaker oats into the bowl, then add the milk and mix together. Then put the applesauce and cinnamon into the bowl, along with the honey and mix together. Pour the mixture into 12 oz cups, then sprinkle with cinnamon.