Pizza & Pasta

Apple Noodle Casserole

Ingredients:

1/2 cup margarine - melted
1 package (1 lb. size) egg noodles - prepare as directed
4 large Macintosh apples - peeled, cored, chopped
4 eggs - beaten
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Pour melted margarine into a 9" X 13" X 2" baking dish and coat bottom of dish evenly. Combine remaining ingredients and pour into baking dish. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 45 minutes.
 

Apple Lasagna With Fall Greens

Ingredients:

12 lasagna noodles
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cup chopped turnip greens, cooked
Salt and pepper, to taste
Nutmeg, to taste

Sauce:

5 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, diced
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup apple cider
1 cup chicken stock
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
1 cup applesauce
1/2 lemon, juiced

Directions:

  1. Cook lasagna noodles in 4 quarts, lightly salted, boiling water until tender. Drain well and rinse with cold water; set aside.
  2. To make the Sauce: In a heavy, non-aluminum saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook until clear, approximately three minutes. Add flour, stir well; cook approximately three minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add apple cider and chicken stock; simmer. Season with salt, pepper, spices, and thyme. Add the applesauce and lemon juice. Continue to simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring until a medium thick consistency.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil an 8- by 11-inch glass or ceramic baking 1 dish. Place one layer of pasta on bottom, spread 1/3 of the sauce, and then layerof greens, followed by a thin layer of cheese. Repeat; finishing with sauce and cheese on the top (should have four layers total).
  5. Cover with foil. Bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove; let cool for 15 minutes before cutting.
 

Apple Lasagne 2

Ingredients:

8 Pieces Lasagne, uncooked
40 ounces Canned apple pie filling

CHEESE FILLING:

1 cup Part-skim Ricotta cheese
1/4 cup Egg substitute
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1/4 cup White sugar

TOPPING:

6 tablespoons Flour
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
3 tablespoons Margarine
6 tablespoons Brown sugar
1/4 cup Quick oats
1 dash Nutmeg

OPTIONAL SOUR CREAM GARNISH:

1 cup Sour cream
1/3 cup Brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Prepare lasagne according to package directions; drain. Spread one can apple pie filling in a greased 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan, slicing any extra-thick apples. Layer four pieces of lasagne over apples.
  2. In a bowl, mix together cheese filling ingredients; spread evenly over lasagne and top with the remaining four pieces of lasagne. Spoon remaining can of apple pie filling over lasagne.
  3. In a small bowl, crumble together topping ingredients. Sprinkle over apple filling.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes. Cut into serving pieces and top with a dollop of sour cream mixture.
  5. Optional Sour Cream Garnish: mix sour cream with brown sugar and chill.
 

Apple & Blue Cheese Pita Pizzas

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons blue-cheese crumbles
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
4 flat pita bread rounds -- without pockets
1 medium red apple -- cored and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons additional blue cheese crumbles

Directions:

  1. In small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons blue-cheese crumbles and mayonnaise; mix well.
  2. Place pita rounds on rectangular baking stone or baking sheet; spread each pit with 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Top with apple slices, walnuts and additional cheese crumbles.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are lightly browned. Cut pitas into quarters; serve warm.
 

Apple Brioche Pizza

Ingredients:

Crust:

2 2/3 cups bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 package RapidRise Yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, cut up
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 eggs

Topping:

3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons bread flour
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon Calvados (apple brandy)

OR

2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 medium thinly sliced, cored and peeled apples
1/4 cup apricot preserves, warmed

Directions:

  1. To make crust: In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt. Heat butter, milk, and water until very warm (120 to 130°F). Butter does not need to melt. Gradually stir into dry ingredients. Stir in eggs and remaining flour to make soft dough.
  2. Knead 5 minutes. (Dough will be buttery; do not add additional flour.) With floured hands, press dough to form 12-inch circle on lightly greased pizza pan or cookie sheet. Cover; let rest 30 minutes.
  3. To make topping: In small bowl, combine sugar and flour. Gradually add cream and Calvados; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Form 3/4-inch high rim along edge of dough. Arrange apples on dough, overlapping slightly; carefully spoon cream mixture over top. Bake on middle oven rack 18 to 22 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are almost tender. Remove from pan; place on wire rack to cool slightly. Spread apricot preserves over top.
 

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