Wilkens Hot Spiced Cider


  • 1 Gal.Wilkens Apple Cider
  • 2 Tblsp Honey
  • 1 Tblsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
Combine all ingredients in pan.  Heat to low simmer.  ENJOY!

New York State Apple Muffins 

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups apples, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 oz. cream cheese,  cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
Topping: Combine topping ingredients and set aside
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1oz. butter, melted
Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, salt, spices, baking soda, set aside.  Combine apples, raisins, walnuts, eggs, cream cheese, butter and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients, a little at a time to the apple mixture.  Stir until just combined.   Do not over mix. Portion batter into muffin, sprinkle with topping.   Bake 20-30 minutes.  Yield: 24 muffins.

Wilkens Favorite Apple Pie 


  • Your favorite pastry recipe -or- 1 box almost any pie crust mix, prepared according to package instructions for 2-crust 9-inch pie;
  • 1 egg white, whipped
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 8-10 tart hard WILKENS Apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
Prepare pie crust and line bottom of 9-inch pie plate. In a mixing bowl, mix together apples, sugar and cinnamon. Pile high in bottom crust. Dot with butter Moisten edge of bottom crust and gently place top crust over top. Pinch edges together and flute, if desired. Brush top crust with whipped egg white and spread with l Tbsp. sugar. Cut 5 or 6 vent holes in top. Bake @ 450F for 10 minutes; then 25 to 50 minutes @ 375F until juice starts bubbling through crust. Remove from oven. Serve warm or cold, with ice cream or cheddar cheese. Our favorite apple pie varieties: Baldwin, Northern Spy, Winesap, Greening, and Golden Delicious (use less sugar).

Wilkens Savory Applesauce

  • 10 WILKENS Apples
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 /3 cup WILKENS Apple Cider
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Core apples and cut into eighths; do not peel. Place in saucepan with cider. Simmer, stirring often, until apples are soft. Process through food mill or press through sieve. Add cinnamon and sugar, one tablespoon full at a time, to taste. Chill. Yields about 4-1/2 cups
Red-skinned apples impart a nice rosy color to the applesauce. Our favorite applesauce is made of a mixture of several apple varieties, including Pippin, Gravenstein, McIntosh, Cortland, Baldwin, Winesap, Golden Delicious and Ida Red. Applesauce freezes well, and makes a nice frosty fruit pop for summer treats!