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Apples – fall’s favorite fruit

APPLE AND PEAR SALAD
Obuolių ir kriaušių salotos
6 sweet-sour apples or pears
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 lemon
5 cloves
5 aromatic peppers
¼ stick cinnamon
Dash of salt
Peel apples, cut into quarters and core. Cook 2-3 minutes in marinade, on low heat. Remove apples and place in a dish. Boil remaining marinade to desired state, and when cool, pour over the apples. Let stand 24 hours. To serve, place apples into salad bowl, and pout marinade over them.
Sweet marinade
2 cups water
1 cup 6% vinegar
2 cups sugar
4 cloves
6 aromatic peppers
¼ stick cinnamon
Simmer water with sugar and spices for 15 min. Remove foam, add vinegar and a dash of salt (optional). This marinade is used to marinade fruit and berries, or to make a sweet salad. The amount of vinegar and sugar depends on the sweetness of the fruit or berries used. The above method is also used to prepare pear salad. Apple and pear salad is served with poultry or veal dishes.

APPLES IN GELATIN
Obuoliai drebučiuose
Peel a few medium-sized apples, remove cores and cook. When done, stuff centers with berries, pour gelatin over them and chill. Apples may also be sliced into sections, arranged in a mold and the gelatin poured over them.

APPLE COMPOTE
Obuolių kompotas
10 large cooking apples
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 stick cinnamon
2-3 cloves

Boil water, sugar and spices until syrupy. Peel, core and quarter apples. Place half the apples in the syrup, simmer slowly until apples are tender but not mushy. Carefully remove the apples with a spoon. Cook the rest of the apples in similar fashion. Remove from syrup. Strain the syrup, bring to a boil again and pour over the cooked apples. The juice of a half lemon or a wine-glass of white wine may be added to the syrup. Dried apple compote is prepared the same way.

BAKED APPLE CREAM
Užkeptas obuolių kremas
6 medium apples
3 egg whites
½ cup sugar

Bake apples, force through sieve. Add sugar and whip until light and fluffy. Then add beaten egg whites. Mix carefully, and bake in a low heat in the oven.

APPLES WITH VANILLA SAUCE
Obuoliai su vaniliniu padažu
Peel 6-8 even-sized apples, remove cores and cook in sweetened water. When cooled, stuff apples with any kind of berries, or with chopped apple mixed with sugar and ground cinnamon. Put apples into a serving dish and pour vanilla sauce or cream over them.

APPLE PANCAKES
Blynai su obuoliais
4 eggs, separated
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp. sour cream
1 cup milk
¼ tsp. salt
2 Tbsps. sugar
2 medium tart apples thinly sliced
Butter or oil for frying
Powdered sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Beat the egg yolks until they become light and creamy. Stir in the flour, add the sour cream, milk, salt and sugar. Add sliced apples. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Fry in butter or oil using one large tablespoon of batter per pancake. Sprinkle with powder sugar or serve with honey or preserves.

APPLE CAKE
Obuolių pyragas
1¼ cup butter
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. each baking soda and powder
2 cups chopped apples (cubeshaped)
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chopped dates or raisins

Beat butter with sugar. Add and beat eggs one at a time. Mix flour with salt, baking soda and powder; beat into egg mixture. Add apples, nuts, and raisins or dates. Bake in greased 9” x 12” x 3” pan at 350 ° for 40-45 min.

APPLES IN MERINGUE
Obuoliai su kiaušinių baltymais
8 medium apples, peeled and cored
6 egg whites
½ cup sugar
Cinnamon
Steam the apples in a little water until they are soft but still not mushy. Preheat oven to 325 ° degrees. Drain the apples and place them in a greased casserole dish. Beat the egg whites, slowly adding the sugar and cinnamon to taste. Arrange the mixture on top of the apples. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the meringue gains a little color. Serve warm.