Cox's Orange Pippin Apple and Caramel Apple Pie Squares Recipe
This is not the prettiest apple that we grow but wow - does it have a special flavor!
Approximate Ripening Date: September 12th
Flavor: This apple has a complex "aromatic" sweet-tart flavor which elevates it above most other varieties. It is citrus-y and almost tropical-tasting with a hint of pear flavor. This apple truly will make your flavor buds dance. It has a crisp, tender, juicy texture and a nice thin skin.
Baking: This apple will cook down somewhat when baked. It's one of those apples that is so good for fresh eating that I would only choose this for baking if it was past its eating prime.
History: A chance seedling that grew in Colnbrook Lawn in Buckinghamshire and was discovered by Richard Cox. It originate din 1830.
Other: This apple has so many great qualities that it has been used to breed at least eighty successful children apples.
Caramel Apple Pie Squares
by Diane Lapacek
1 pkg Dutch Apple Cake Mix
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup pecans-chopped
1/2 cup butter - melted
2 tart apples
3 T flour
1 cup caramel topping
Combine cake mix, oatmeal and pecans. Stir in egg and butter until moistened. Mixture will be crumbly. Pres 3 cups of mix into greased 9x13 pan. Bake 8 minutes. Peel, core, and slice apples over crust. Whisk flour into caramel topping. Pour evenly over apples. Sprinkle with rest of crumb mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350-degrees or until golden brown. Cool.
Serving Ideas: Top with whipped cream or ice cream