Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Country Breakfast Apples & a Fall Giveaway

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Fall is officially here, and I cannot contain my excitement any longer!!

This is my absolute favorite time of the year. I get giddy with thoughts of all the pumpkin and apple recipes I can make. Next week we'll head out for our annual apple picking day and then I'll spend the rest of that weekend canning up apple sauce and apple butter.

I can't wait to pull down all my fall decorations from the attic and hang my comfy sweaters back in the closet. Don't even get me started on Halloween!

So in honor of my favorite season I'm having a little giveaway.

Fall is also slow cooker season. What's better than filling up the crock up in the morning and uncovering something delicious and ready to eat at the end of the day?

Kendra Baily Morris sent me her cookbook The Southern Slow Cooker: Big-Flavor, Low-Fuss Recipes for Comfort Food Classics. It's loaded with so many delicious slow cooker recipes! She kindly offered up another book to one of my followers. You'll have your slow cooker cooking away all fall and winter long!


I also picked up this beautiful serving dish that just screams fall. Can't you see this on your Thanksgiving table? Details to follow below.



I couldn't look through this cookbook and not make something from it. I chose to make the Country Breakfast Apples. They were so delicious. They aren't just for breakfast either. I served them with a nice country ham that I baked over the weekend. I could become addicted to them for sure. I love the fact that you don't have to peel them either. Such a time saver.

So, how can you enter to win?? One lucky winner will win the cookbook and the serving dish. Here's what to do:

Just let me know what is your most favorite thing about fall?

If you don't have a blog, please leave me email address to contact you (no email and I'll move on to the next name).

There are three ways to enter: (1) leave a comment on the blog (2) If you haven't already, go “like” The Cutting Edge of Ordinary on Facebook or (3) Already a fan? Just leave a comment here or on Facebook to let me know! Facebook comments will count as entries.

Giveaway ends on midnight Sunday, September 29th eastern standard time. Good Luck!

Country Breakfast Apples

Country Breakfast Apples
recipe from The Southern Slow Cooker: Big-Flavor, Low-Fuss Recipes for Comfort Food Classics
Country Breakfast Apples

2 cups water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 cups unpeeled, cubed yellow or green apples (1 ½ inch cubes) * see note

In a large bowl combine the 2 cups of water and lemon juice. Add the apples to the water mixture and toss to coat. Drain the apples, reserving 1 cup of the mixture.

Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the apples, pour over the reserved cup of lemon water and gently stir. Cover and cook for 4 – 6 hours on low, or until the apples are tender.

During the last 30 minutes, add sugar to taste. I added cinnamon at this point too. Cover and continue to cook until the sugar has dissolved. Serve warm straight from the slow cooker. The cooked apples will keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

* I sliced my apples instead of using chunks. Either way, they are delicious.

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