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Apple Stuffed Pork with Butternut Squash and Spinach

Ingredients:

  • 3 pork loins
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 5 tsps crushed garlic
  • garlic salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Slice your squash in half and place face down in a baking dish
  3. Bake until the outside is soft to the touch and you can scoop out the insides (about 30-40 minutes)
  4. Put the pork on it's side(fatty side down) and cut a large slit into the meat
  5. Slice the apple into thin and small pieces
  6. Toss apple in cinnamon
  7. Spread 1 tsp of garlic in each piece of pork
  8. Stuff the pork with the apple slices
  9. Place into a baking pan and add to the oven with the squash
  10. Cook about 10 minutes each side
  11. Meanwhile, saute the last 2 tsps of garlic
  12. Add the spinach and stir until it has cooked down
  13. After the squash is ready, scoop it into the pan with the spinach and stir all together
  14. Remove the mixture from the pan and place onto 3 plates
  15. Once the pork is cooked remove from the oven
  16. Put the pork onto the pan fat side down and cook for 2 minutes until the fat has cooked off a bit
  17. With the heat on medium high, cook the pieces about 1-2 minutes each side so they get a nice crisp
  18. Add the meat to the plates and enjoy!
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Apple Pie Dumplings

Everyone  loves apple pie right?  So why not make it bite size!  

Ingredients:

  • 5 apples (I like granny smith apples for this)

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • ~50 wraps

  • 1 cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon mixed in a tupperware container with a lid

Other Ingredients:

  • ~40 wraps
  • Cup of warm waterr
  • Deep Fryer or Sauce pan
  • Cooking oil (I prefer peanut oil or coconut oil) 

Note: If you are using a deep fryer you will need a large amount of oil, and coconut oil doesn't agree with deep fryers.  If using Coconut oil, use about one jar in a sauce pan

Directions:

  1. To prepare the apples, peel them and dice into small pieces no larger than 1/2 inch (too large of apple pieces can break through the dumpling wrap)
  2. Stir in the cinnamon and sugar (if you like it sweeter add a bit more sugar, tarter-less)
  3. Scoop a small spoonful into the center of your wrap
  4. For apple dumplings I prefer the "pillow fold"
  5. If you have a square wrap, grab one corner and fold it about 60 percent across towards the opposite corner (if you have a round wrap, just choose any part)
  6. Dab that corner with water and fold it over the top
  7. Then repeat with the other two corners
  8. Be sure to seal the edges to prevent leaks
  9. Either crank up your deep fryer, or add a jar of coconut oil to a sauce pan
  10. Add the dumplings in batches to the oil
  11. Cook until golden brown and then place on a paper towel to drain
  12. Toss in sugar and cinnamon if you like, and Enjoy!
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