Grandma Robinette's Recipe for Applesauce

12 medium-sized apples

1-1/4 to 1-1/2 c water

2 T butter

1/2 c sugar


Peel and cut apples into a large saucepan and add water.  Boil for one minute then turn down heat and simmer with lid cracked, stirring often.  When apples get mushy, turn off heat and cover tightly with lid.  Wait 10 minutes then add butter and sugar.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.


Peach Ice Cream by Mary Bethel Robinette

  • 7 ripe peaches
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/2 t almond extractrobinettes peach ice cream recipe
  • 1 pint whipping cream, whipped

Peel, slice, and chop peaches until fine. Mix all ingredients except cream. Fold all into the whipped cream. Put in freezer, cover, and stir occasionally during freezing time. Peaches will settle to the bottom so you should stir maybe 3 times during freezing process. Remove from freezer about 20-30 minutes before serving.

Wholesome Apple Muffins (from         

                                       wholesome apple muffins                                                                                                                                                     


  • 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cup Robinettes Apples,* cored, peeled and finely chopped
  • Topping: Mix together 1 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.

Preheat oven to 375°. Spray muffin pan with vegetable cooking spray or line with baking cups.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon; blend well.

In a small bowl, combine apple juice, oil and egg; mix well.

Add apple juice mixture to dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Fold in chopped apples.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and sprinkle muffins with cinnamon sugar topping mixture; bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 to 2 minutes before removing from pan. Makes 12 muffins.

*Suggested varieties from Robinettes: Empire, Gala, Braeburn, Jonathan, McIntosh, Northern Spy,  or Paula Red


Apple Cider Vinaigrette (from

apple cider vinaigrette

  • 2 cups fresh apple cider
  • ½ teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt sprinkle of ground clove to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 and ¼ cup vegetable oil

Mix together all ingredients (except oil) until sugar is dissolved.

Yield: 8 servings @ 2 and ½ cups. Will refrigerate up to one week


Apple Salad with Candied Bacon and Goat Cheese (From

Apple salad with candied bacon goat cheese

Created by Diane Nemitz of Ludington, Michigan

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 Robinettes honeycrisp apples, cut into one-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, cubed
  • 3 cups baby arugula


  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 4 Servings

Fry bacon until crisp, then drain off most of fat. Add maple syrup and brown sugar to pan, cook and stir until bacon is well coated with melted sugar. Remove from pan onto Silpat or parchment paper.

Combine remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk together dressing ingredients and toss with salad. Garnish with bacon.