Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Apple Brandy

Anyone ever made Apple Brandy Wine? I'm excited to try this recipe!!

Apple Brandy Wine

 Apple Brandy
43 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + standing


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 pounds apples, sliced
  • 1 liter brandy
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • Additional whole cloves and cinnamon sticks


  • Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • Place apples in a large glass or plastic container; add the sugar
  • mixture, brandy, cloves and cinnamon stick. Cover and let stand at
  • room temperature for at least two weeks, stirring once a week.
  • Strain brandy mixture; discard apples and spices. Pour into glass
  • bottles. Place an additional three cloves and one cinnamon stick in
  • each bottle. Yield: 2 quarts.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ham, Swiss and Spinach Quiche

Photo: Oxmoor House

Ham, Swiss and Spinach Quiche

Prepare a warm, filling Ham, Swiss and Spinach Quiche for a breakfast dish that the whole family is sure to love.           


3 cups packed baby spinach, chopped
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 9-inch frozen pie crust
1/4 pound sliced ham, chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese


Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, place it in oven and preheat to 375°F. Mist a medium skillet with cooking spray and warm it over medium heat. Cook spinach, stirring often, until wilted. Remove spinach to a paper towel-lined plate and pat dry.

Combine eggs, half and half and salt in a large bowl and whisk until well mixed. Arrange spinach on bottom of pie crust. Scatter ham over spinach. Sprinkle cheese over ham. Pour egg mixture into shell.
Place quiche on baking sheet and bake until filling is set and crust is golden, about 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes, slice into wedges, and serve hot.

 8 Servings
Cook time:40 Minutes
Prep time:10 Minutes    
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