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Feel-Good Foods for Fall

10/03/2016 01:33 ● Published by Family Features

(Family Features) Crisp mornings, cozy sweaters and a craving for comfort foods are all sure signs that autumn is in the air. No fall menu is complete without hearty, homestyle dishes that evoke feelings of well-being and warmth, and there’s no better way to capture the flavors of fall than with the  season’s signature ingredient – apples.

Serving up fall’s best feel-good foods doesn’t have to be hard. One clever solution: apple butter. Made from apples slow-simmered in kettles of sugar, apple cider and spices, apple butter is more than just a spread. It’s also a versatile ingredient that can enhance your favorite sweet and savory recipes. Made with American-grown apples in the classic Pennsylvania Dutch style, Musselman’s Apple Butter lends a unique taste to main dishes and desserts alike.

While this one-pot dinner saves time on busy fall evenings, it also boasts a rich, tangy sauce that gets a special twist from the spice of apple butter. Fall is also the perfect time for creating beloved desserts, and whoopie pie is always a winning choice. This spiced up version of the traditional favorite draws its flavor from Musselman’s Apple Butter, with an old-fashioned taste that is the essence of comfort food.

Find more feel-good recipes for fall at musselmans.com.

Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Vegetables

  • 2          pounds pork loin
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1          large red onion
  • 1 1/2    pounds baby potatoes
  • 1          pound baby carrots
  • 4          garlic cloves, minced
  • 1          cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 1/3       cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/3       cup soy sauce
  • 1          cup beef broth
  1. Place large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. (If using regular skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil.) Season pork loin with salt and pepper, and place in skillet.
  2. Sear pork loin on all sides to seal in juices, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Peel onion and cut into large chunks. Cover bottom of large, 6-quart slow cooker with half the chopped onion, potatoes and carrots.
  4. Lay seared pork loin over top and surround with remaining vegetables.
  5. In small bowl, whisk together minced garlic, apple butter, mustard, soy sauce and broth. Pour mixture over pork and vegetables.
  6. Cover slow cooker and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-6 hours.
  7. Once potatoes are tender, cut tenderloin into thin slices and place on platter, surrounded by vegetables.
  8. Taste gravy, and season with salt and pepper, as needed, then pour gravy over pork and serve.

Spice Cake Whoopie Pies

  • 1          box spice cake mix, dry
  • 1 1/2    cups Musselman’s Apple Butter
  • 1/2       cup vegetable oil
  • 2          eggs
  • 8          ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4          tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3          cups powdered sugar
  • 2          tablespoons milk
  • 1          teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner.
  2. In large bowl, mix together dry cake mix, apple butter, oil and eggs until smooth. Let stand 3-4 minutes.
  3. Spoon batter onto prepared baking sheet, one heaping, rounded tablespoon at a time. Space about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake about 14 minutes and let cool completely.
  5. To make cream cheese frosting, beat together cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  6. Add milk and vanilla, and beat another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Frost flat side of each “pie” half with frosting and place halves together. Store in sealed container in refrigerator.

Note: Marshmallow creme can be substituted for cream cheese frosting.

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