Quick & Kosher Cooking in Season: Autumn Apples

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Like many of you, dear readers, we took our family apple picking on Chol Hamoed Sukkos.  In fact, I’ve become quite the authority on family-friendly orchards in Rockland county.  We went to a special one called The Orchards of Concklin that also had a great number of blow up bouncy toys perfect for my kids’ ages.  Last year’s orchard experience was a bit different - no apple connoisseurs mingling with the natives at this farm.

But like last year, I find myself with a few too many apples.  So the question is how many apple recipes can one family eat?  Last year, I posted my recipe for yummy candy apples.  You can’t go wrong with that.  I plan to make them tonight with the kids when they get home from school.  It really makes you feel like Mom of the Year when you do something like that with the kiddies.  Maybe, like me, you happen to have a ton of apples on hand.

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, imagine what a 20-pound bag can do!   In fact, half of the US apple crop is turned into apple products such as applesauce and apple juice – and the other half is in my kitchen, waiting to be turned into candy apples, tarts, pies, and kugels.

So I’m kicking off our Quick & Kosher Cooking for Autumn series with the new, exclusive Quick & Kosher Apple and Cardamom Tart recipe.

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Jamie Geller's Apple and Cardamom Tart

Now I know I’m making a big fuss over this, but that’s because I’m really proud that on our blog we will be developing exclusive Quick & Kosher recipes. You cannot find these recipes in either of my books; these new recipes have been created especially for YOU!

Before you try the Apple and Cardamom Tart recipe, I’d like to say a few words about this exotic spice.  Cardamom is derived from the seedpods of a bush native to tropical Asian regions, which is why it’s favored in many Indian, as well as Middle Eastern, dishes, especially curries and pilafs.  Tip: If you can’t get cardamom, use a blend of nutmeg and cinnamon, or cloves and cinnamon.

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