Mountain Fresh Orchards' Recipes

Fried Cabbage

Fried Cabbage
Fried Cabbage

Nothings better than a fresh cut head of CABBAGE from Mountain Fresh Orchards. Great for cabbage casserole, slaw, cabbage rolls or our favorite FRIED CABBAGE.  Pare it with pork for the perfect meal.  Here is Joan’s recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Fried Cabbage

Chop cabbage. In large heavy skillet, heat bacon drippings (may use oil), add chopped cabbage, salt, pepper and enough water to almost cover the cabbage.

Cover, cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove lid, continue cooking until water is absorbed and cabbage is done. May brown slightly. Cooking time is approximately 25 minutes.

Mountain Fresh Orchards, 2887 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792

Crock-Pot Apple Butter

5 lbs cooking apples (Stayman or Red Rome)

1 1/2 cups apple cider

2 1/2 cups sugar

Juice and grated peel of 1 lemon and 1 orange

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp each cloves and nutmeg

Core and quarter apples, do not peel.  Place in crock-pot with apple cider.  Cook on high until soft.  Press through a food mill.  Measure about 6 cups of apples.  Return to crock-pot and add juices, sugar and spices.  Cover and cook on high until thick and dark, for about 4 hours.  Pour at once into hot, sterile jars and seal.

Cabbage Casserole

Half medium head of cabbage, grated                                               

 1 large onion, grated

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/4 c mayonnaise

1/2 c melted margarine

Topping: 1 pkg (sleeve) Ritz crackers, crushed; 1/2 c grated cheese; 1/4 c melted margarine

Mix cabbage and onion; place in greased 9×13 dish.  Mix soup, egg, mayonnaise and margarine, pour over cabbage and spread.  Mix topping seperate.  Spread topping over cabbage mixture.  Bake 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes.

Apple Twist

Apple Twist
Apple Twist

2 large apples, peeled and cored

1 can refrigerator crescent dinner rolls

4 Tbsp. Butter melted

½ cup sugar

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 cup orange juice

Cut each apple into 8 pieces. Unroll crescent rolls; separate dough into 8 triangles. Cut each in half lengthwise to make 16 triangles. Place an apple slice at wide end of each dough strip, sprinkle a little bit of sugar and cinnamon on the apple slice and roll up. Arrange in 9 x 13″ pan. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Pour orange juice into pan, but not over twist. Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Apple House Apple Cake

1 cup Mazola Oil

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 Tbsp. Vanilla

2 ½ cups plain flour

1 tsp. Cinnamon

2 tsp. Baking powder

1 tsp. Salt

3 ½ cups chopped Granny Smith apples

1 cup chopped pecans

1 – 6 oz pkg. Butterscotch chips

Combine first four ingredients, mix well and set aside. Combine dry ingredients, add apples and chopped pecans. Blend dry ingredients into oil mixture. Mix well. Pour into 13x9x2″ greased pan. Sprinkle butterscotch chips over top and pat down into batter just a little. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.


1 cup sugar

½ cup buttermilk

½ tsp. Vanilla

½ tsp. Soda

1 tsp. White corn syrup

½ cup margarine

Let all ingredients come to a full boil, pour or spoon over hot cake.