Tag: Apple

Harvest Wild Rice

Harvest Wild Rice

Autumn flavors make this the perfect rice to pair with cornish game hens or stuff the turkey for a delectable change from the same old stuffing.
Course: Carbohydrate Foods, Side Dish
Servings: 8
Calories: 112kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking wild rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups apples
  • 3/4 cup carrots
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried whole sage
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup converted rice, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 fresh sage sprig (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine raisins and 1/4 cup hot water; let stand 5 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  • Prepare quick-cooking wild rice according to package directions. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
  • Chop apples, celery and bell pepper. Shred carrot.
  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over a medium-high heat until hot.  Add apple, celery, green pepper and carrot; sauté until crisp-tender. Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
  • Combine 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, sage and pepper in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in converted rice. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove pan from heat; stir in reserved raisins, wild rice, apple mixture and juice of 1 lemon. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.  Garnish with a fresh sage sprig, if desired.

Cinnamon Apple French Toast Strata

Cinnamon Apple French Toast Strata

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 324kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb  loaf cinnamon raisin bread
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 medium apples
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp  ground cinnamon
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup half & half creamer
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened, original
  • 1/4 cup pancake syrup

Instructions

  • Dice the bread and cream cheese into cubes. Peel and dice the apples. Melt the butter.
  • Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 1/2 of the cubed bread in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the cream cheese cubes evenly over the bread and top with the apples. Sprinkle cinnamon over the apples and top with remaining bread.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the half & half creamer, almond milk, melted butter and pancake syrup. Pour the mixture over the bread. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap and press down so that all the pieces are soaked. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 325° F.Bake the strata for 50 minutes, then let stand 10 minutes before serving. Cut evenly into squares for 12 servings.
    Top with pancake syrup, sugar-free syrup, jam or cinnamon/raspberry applesauce, if desired.