Apple Tapioca (MOM'S SECRET RECIPE)

Beth M.

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@BakinTime

Funny thing, but Mom fooled me with this one recipe when she told me it was "a secret family recipe"! I absolutely love this, and I raved about it so much, she couldn't resist keeping it secret. Finally she couldn't keep her secret any longer...She told me when I requested the recipe, "it's on the box of tapioca!" What a tease...We both loved cooking,and talking about food, and if we weren't doing that we were eating.I can remember the time when she first made this and I love it still.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/3 c
quick cooking tapioca
1 c
firmly packed light brown sugar
4 c
tart apples, cored,pared and sliced
2 c
water
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1 qt
vanilla ice cream or pound cake.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all ingredients, and simmer for five minutes, add apples, stirring often. Simmer until apples are tender, about twelve to fifteen minutes. I prefer to use a double boiler, and let it simmer longer until apples are soft. No burning in the pan this way.
2
Serve this warm over scoop(s) of the best vanilla ice cream,or over pound cake.
3
I found this silly picture of mom and Paul, and it seemed so appropriate, I had to include it with this recipe! Happy times,taken more than 25 years ago.
4
This morning I had an idea, and knowing there was puff pastry in the freezer, I got it out and let it thaw. Then I pulled out my deep dish apple pie plate, and cut the puff pastry to form a normal shaped pie crust. I spooned the cold apple tapioca into it, leaving room on top for several strips of puff pastry which I twisted and "using water on the ends pressed it onto the outer edges of the pie crust". I baked at 350 degrees for about 40-45 mins. checking every five minutes during the last 15 mins, to be sure it was not burning. It looks delicious! Now I need to buy some ice cream to go on top.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids