Green Market Recipe: Apple Pecan Pastry Log & Spicy Cow Pea Apple Salad

Apple Pecan Pastry Log

A nice, light pastry. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Tools: paring knife, medium cooking pot, vegetable peeler, cutting board, pastry mat, rubber spatula, baking pan, pastry brush, and large spoon


  • 5 large apples
  • 1.5 sticks of butter
  • 1.5 cups of chopped pecans
  • Filo dough
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 tbs. grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (plus 2 tbs. for sprinkle)
  • 2 tbs. cinnamon (plus 1 tsp for sprinkle)
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. orange peel
  • salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop pecans.
  3. Peel and chop apples.
  4. Put apple, ginger, 1 stick of butter, maple syrup, and sugar into cooking pot on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until mixture is soft.
  5. Add lemon juice, salt pepper, orange peel, cinnamon, and pecans.
  6. Mix well and let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Roll out filo dough and spread softened mascarpone on dough. Spread apple mixture 2” thick on the filo dough.
  8.  Roll the dough into a log, pinch the ends and place onto a baking sheet.
  9. Melt the remaining ½ stick of butter and spread butter on the top with the pastry brush. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the top. 
  10. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes.

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Spicy Cow Pea* Apple Salad

A simple salad great for dinner, lunch or a side with pork. 

*Any type of southern pea will work

Tools: paring knife, vegetable peeler, cutting board, sauce pan, rubber spatula and spoon


  • 4 large apples (tart variety)
  • 2 cups cow pea (or any southern pea)
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1/4 cup grated ginger
  • 1 hot chili (thai or habanero pepper will do)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbs shoyu (or soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp horseradish
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tsp hot mustard powder
  • salt


  1. Shell and rinse peas. Cook on a rolling boil, in a medium sauce pan for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and add a dash of salt.
  2. Peel, core and dice apples.
  3. Dice peppers and onion into fine pieces.
  4. Peel and grate ginger.
  5. Mix apples, peas, onions, ginger, pepper and horseradish. Add shoyu, coconut milk, oil, vinegar, mustard , salt and pepper to taste. 
  6. Let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Will stay good in fridge for up to one week.

Want more apple recipes? Check out our recipes for baked stuffed apples, apple salsa, spicy apple sauce and apple pecan salad.

Green Market Recipes: Spicy Apple Sauce and Apple Pecan Salad

Apple Pecan Salad

Try this simple salad recipe! Great recipe for a snack, picnic, or a light lunch. For an extra protein kick, top with tuna or white fish!

Tools: paring knife, vegetable peeler, cutting board, rubber spatula, and spoon


  • 4 large apples (crisp varieties)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  1. Peel, core and dice apples.
  2. Dice onion into fine pieces.
  3. Chop pecans in to small pieces.
  4. Mix: Apples, onions pecans, and horseradish.
  5. Add mayo, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour before eating.

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Spicy Apple Sauce

A nice kick to an old favorite, try making this spicy apple sauce at home!

Tools: Paring knife, vegetable peeler, large sauce pan, hand mixer, citrus press, rubber spatula and large spoon


  • 5 – Large apples (crisp tart varieties work best)
  • 2 tbsp ginger
  • 2 habanero or paper lantern peppers
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt (course)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)


  1. Peal, core and chop apples into small pieces.
  2. Grate ginger
  3. Cut, remove seeds, and dice peppers into small pieces.
  4. Grate lemon peel until you have about 2 tbsp, and squeeze lemon juice into measuring cup


  1. Add apples, grated ginger, peppers, sugar, grated lemon peel, ¼ cup lemon juice, and 3 tbsp salt to sauce pan on medium heat.
  2. Stir and watch until the apples start to break down (about 15 mins).
  3. Turn heat to medium low and let simmer for 30 mins or until mixture becomes mushy.
  4. Turn heat off. Add cinnamon if desired.
  5. Stir and let cool with lid on for about 20 mins.
  6. Next, use hand mixer on medium speed to puree mixture.
  7. Put apple sauce in a jar or bowl with a lid and refrigerate until cold.

Apple sauce will hold for at least 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Want more apple recipes? Check out our recipes for baked stuffed applesapple salsa, apple pecan pastry log and spicy cow pea apple salad.