Cooking with Eric – Two recipes for Eat a Red Apple Day

Cooking with Eric - Two recipes for Eat a Red Apple Day

RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA) — Red apples — like Red Delicious — are healthy fruits that should be part of your diet. And there are so many fun and easy ways to use red apples in your everyday cooking.

The first recipe is for an easy apple salad. What you need to do is dice 4 Red Delicious apples and put them in a bowl. Leave the skin on. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice to prevent browning.

To the apples, add 1 cup chopped celery, 1/4 c chopped pecans or walnuts, 1/4 c raisins, and 1 c mayonnaise. Add another tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Stir gently to combine, then add a teaspoon of curry powder. Stir, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. To serve, spoon onto a lettuce leaf or into a small bowl.

For the second recipe, apple cookies, thinly slice a few red delicious apples, leaving the skin on. Spread creamy peanut butter on one side of each apple slice. sprinkle with chopped walnuts, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows or shredded coconut. Have your kids make these snacks. Enjoying!