The leaves are changing to their beautiful red, yellow and orange color, this means only one thing; time to take that trip to the Apple Orchards.
I have received requests for our Watkins Apple Pie Seasoning; sorry to say Watkins doesn’t make it anymore. Here is a recipe you can use to make your own seasoning
1/4 cup Watkins ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. Watkins ground allspice
2 tsp. Watkins ground nutmeg
2 tsp. Watkins ground ginger
Combine all ingredients for desired mix and blend well. To store the seasoning place it in a small, airtight container. Feel free to experiment with amounts to get a blend that works for you.
1 Tbsp. Watkins Herb and Garlic Seasoning
1 tsp . Watkins Seasoned Salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 tsp. Watkins parsley
1 tsp. Watkins paprika
1 3/4 lbs. small red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
Combine first 5 ingredients; mix well. Pour over potatoes in 8 x 8 baking dish. Microwave on high for approximately 10 minutes; stir occasionally. Bake at 425° for approximately 6 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 4-6 servings. Adapted this recipe to feature Watkins products.
1/4 pound bacon, diced – I bake it first in the oven so that it is “done” and browned then I dice it and place in the crock pot.
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced (or if you use a new potato or Yukon gold then halve)
1/2 pound cheddar cheese, thinly sliced (shredded is fine)
salt and pepper
Green Onions (optional)
Line crockpot with foil, leaving enough to cover the potatoes when finished – this will help to not stick and to steam the potatoes – also to keep them from getting discolored or mushy.
Layer half each of the bacon, onions and potatoes in the crockpot.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and dot with (real) butter.
Repeat layers of bacon, onions, potatoes and cheese. Dot with butter.
Cover with remaining foil.
Cover and cook on low for up to 6 hours (check at 4 hours – depending on your crock pot).
Add cheese for the last 20 – 30 minutes and enjoy!