Apple Hash

Apple Cinnamon Almond Hash

Sometimes when I have an giant bag of ripe green apples, I cut them all up to make what we call an apple hash. I add chopped celery (which doesn’t really show much in the picture, but I add plenty), cinnamon, almond slivers, and dried cranberries, then I pack it all into a container and stick it in the fridge.

The boys love to snack on it!

I grew up eating Waldorf Salad, which had apples, celery, mayo, pecans, and raisins. I liked it, and if I’m craving that flavor I will make my healthier version of Waldorf Salad with plain yogurt in place of the mayo. But frankly I like Apple Hash better!

I particularly like this apple cinnamon-y salad slightly warmed up, or even cooked for a bit. Add a bit of water to help it steam up, and stir regularly as it cooks. Don’t cook it so much that the celery and apples turn to mush; it’s most delightful when it’s still crunchy. It’s even approaches apple pie goodness!

I like Apple Cinnamon Hash best with green Granny Smith apples, but it’s also good with sweeter varieties. Add plenty of cinnamon! And don’t be afraid to load in the celery — it’s really a nice flavor addition to the tart apples and spicy cinnamon, and it adds a lovely crunch as well.

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4 Responses to Apple Cinnamon Almond Hash

  1. browse June 15, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    Reminds me of this chicken salad I made yesterday. I added diced green apples to it, for a bit of extra sweet/tart.

      • Lisa Creech Bledsoe June 16, 2011 at 10:58 am #

        This chicken salad recipe looks delicious, browse. I was a bit surprised and pleased to see the vinegar — hadn’t thought of that. But it’s a delicious addition to potato salad, so I’m not sure why one wouldn’t add it to chicken salad as well. And I have fresh rosemary in the garden.

        (Some bugs ate every last whit of my basil, which seriously pisses me off, which I know has nothing to do with apple hash or chicken salad, but I’m still mad.)

        Are you growing any of your own kitchen cooking herbs?

  2. Petra June 16, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Nothing is better than apple with cinnamon. With addition of almonds it must be super-tasty 😉

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