ST. LOUIS – Aura Kavadlo with Envy Apples stopped by to promote their free cooking demonstration on Saturday.
From apple pie smoothies to apple soup, Envy Apples can inspire so many delicious recipes.
Envy Apple Cooking Demonstration
Saturday February 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
William Sonoma at Plaza Frontenac
Free demonstration, sampling, and giveaways
Apple Pie Smoothie
1½ ENVY apples, seeded, cored, quartered
¾ cup (180 ml) low fat vanilla yogurt
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon apple pie spice
1 cup (130 g) ice cubes
Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
Select Variable 1.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached.
Flavored with warm spices, these apple pancakes are ideal for an autumn or winter brunch. Grated apple is blended into the batter, then a thin apple slice is cooked inside each pancake. Serve with warm maple syrup, if desired.
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/3 cup plus 2 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
2 cups plus 2 Tbs. buttermilk
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 peeled ENVY apples, 1 cored and finely grated, 1 thinly sliced on a mandoline
In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs on medium speed until frothy. Add the flour, the 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, buttermilk, butter and vanilla. Stir just until smooth and no lumps of flour remain; do not overmix. Add the grated apple and stir just until combined.
Heat a griddle over medium-high heat until a few drops of water flicked onto the surface skitter across it. Lightly spray the griddle with nonstick cooking spray.
For each pancake, sprinkle 1/2 tsp. sugar on 1 apple slice and place on the griddle. Using a batter dispenser, dispense about 1/3 cup of the batter on top of the apple slice. Cook until bubbles form on top and the batter is set, about 2 minutes. Using a spatula, flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more. Keep warm until all the pancakes are cooked. Makes about 12 pancakes; serves 4.
ENVY Apple Butternut Instant Pot Soup
Easiest Butternut Apple soup with Bacon that you'll ever make in your pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Butternut Apple Soup with Bacon
Apple Butternut Squash Instant Pot Soup
4 cups butternut squash chopped
3 cups ENVY apple diced
1 cup onions sliced thin
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves chopped Or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
4-5 slices bacon
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese OR
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
Heat oven to 350 degrees
If you have purchased a whole butternut squash, peel it using a vegetables peeler. Cut into half and scoop out the seeds. Cut into large chunks and now you're ready to use the chunks.
Place all ingredients for soup in the inner liner of your Instant Pot.
Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes, and let it release pressure naturally for 10 minutes before opening.
Meanwhile, place the bacon on a foil-lined sheet and place in the oven. Cook until crisp, about 8-10 minutes.
Remove bacon and crumble into delicious bits and set aside.
Once the soup is finished, remove the lid and carefully puree the soup using an immersion blender.
Mix in cream if if using and pour into serving bowls.
Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, parmesan or blue cheese, and dig in!