Autumn Apple Tea

Celebrate with your friends as the kids head back to school. Show them (& you) how special they are with this fun & fabulous party. The table is simple but elegant with a bit of whimsy. The menu is easy to prepare. You can prepare some items the night before and finish the preparations the morning of the party. This event can be hosted on a weekday because it is simple to prepare. Now, send the kids to school, call your friends and Celebrate!

Menu

• Salad with Mixed Greens

• Tea Sandwiches

• Apple Muffins

• Apple Studelettes

• Apple Spice Cake

• Apple Spice Tea

Additional Apple Recipes

Rosy Cinnamon Apples

• 1 cup red cinnamon candies

• 2 2/3 cups boiling water

• 8 small, pared & cored baking apples

• 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Dissolve candies in boiling water in skillet that will hold all the apples. Add apples. Simmer until tender, turning often. Remove to shallow dish. Add sugar to syrup. boil 3 minutes or until syrup becomes slightly thick. pour over apples, turning them to glaze. Cool, then stuff centers with cream cheese to which you have added 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise & chopped pecans. Top each apple with half a pecan & remainder of cream cheese mixture. Serve on salad greens.

Rosy Apple Cake

• 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

• 1 teaspoon baking powder

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

• 1 egg, slightly beaten

• 1 tablespoon milk

• 4 large apples, pared & thinly sliced

• 1 (3 ounce) package raspberry gelatin

Topping

• 1 cup granulated sugar

• 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter

Sift flour, baking powder & salt. Cut in butter same as for pie crust. Combine egg & milk. Stir into mixture. Roll on floured pastry cloth into a rectangle to fit a pan 7 x 11 inches. Press into bottom of the pan & up the sides. Fill with apples & sprinkle with gelatin. Mix sugar, flour & butter with fingertips or pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle all over the top of the cake. Bake 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

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