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German Fruit Pie

  • 1 heaping tsp baking powder
  • 1 pint flour
  • Piece of butter as large as a walnut
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Milk
  • Apples, quartered
  • Cinnamon
  • Molasses
  • Sugar
Sift together the baking powder and flour. Add the butter, salt, beaten egg and enough sweet milk to make a soft dough. Roll it out half an inch thick. Butter a square biscuit tin and cover the bottom and sides with the dough. Fill the pan with quartered juicy apples. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and molasses. Bake in a rather quick oven at 375 degrees F until the crust and apples are cooked a light brown. Sprinkle a little sugar over the top 5 minutes before removing from the oven.

Ripe peaches are good also used in the same manner.
Submitted by Tess M Jun 21, 2009


15 min 30 min 45 min

Molasses

  • Molasses can remove toxins from the colon and reduce the risk of colon cancer
  • Consuming a tablespoon of molasses per day can replenish your iron and help with anemia
  • Look for unsulfered molasses because it is more rich with nutrients than sulfured molasses
  • Molasses is rich with calcium, magnesium, and iron
  • A simple non-spiced rum can be made with molasses, water, and yeast
  • Molasses is the left over syrup found when sugar is boiled and extracted from the sugarcane
  • 18th century Americans used Molasses to make rum and the outrage over a British molasses tax precipitated the Revolutionary war
  • The word "molasses" comes from Portugal, derived from the Latin word for "honey"

Cinnamon

  • Add cinnamon to your desserts to help with digestion of your meal
  • Many natural health experts recommend a half teaspoon of cinnamon per day to enjoy health benefits
  • Test cinnamon for freshness with your nose: Fresh cinnamon has a sweet smell
  • Cinnamon sticks will stay fresh for about a year if kept in a cool dry location while cinnamon powder will hold fresh for about half a year
  • Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde which can regulate hormone production in women
  • A study from the Kangnam Korean Hospital showed that cinnamon reduces arthritic pain
  • Some diabetic patients eat cassia cinnamon to lower blood sugar
  • Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of an evergreen tree that thrives in warm, humid climates
  • Cinnamon is a source of good health containing fiber, iron, and calcium

Sugar

  • The American Heart Association recommends the following for daily sugar intake: 9 Tsp (Men), 5 Tsp (Women), 3 Tsp (Children)
  • The average american consumes over 20 teaspoons of sugar per day
  • Most sweeteners including sugar and fruit extracts, cane juices, honey, syrup, etc. have a fructose/glucose ratio of approximately 50/50
  • Fructose is found in sugar and most sweeteners and is unhealthy because it goes straight to the liver causing diabetes and heart disease
  • Sugar is sometimes referred to as "evaporated cane juice"
  • Many people choose sugar over high fructose corn syrup because sugar is not as highly processed
  • Consumption of sugar increases insulin levels, increases energy, but then leads to a drop in both and likely a craving for more food
  • Sugar is a carbohydrate with about 9 calories per sugar cube
  • About 40% of the world's sugar production comes from Brazil
  • The fully mature sugar cane stem can grow as tall as five meters
  • Sugar cane and sugar beet are the most common sources of refined sugar
  • Sugar is sucrose which can is found naturally in many plants
  • Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing sugar to the Americas
  • The process of creating sugar through evaporation of the sugar cane juice began in India
  • The earliest known production of sugar dates back to 9000 BC in the southwest Pacific island of New Guinea

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