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Germanfest is a little like Oktoberfest in Germany.
The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich in 1810, when King Ludwig I married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The event was held in the fields by the city gate, hence called Theresienwiese ("Theresa's fields"). According to the Munich Tourist Office, Oktoberfest is now the largest festival in the world.


Add APPLEJACK Festival to GERMANFEST and you get:

Germanfest Apple Recipes

Germanfest Cabbage

2 tablespoons bacon drippings
1/2 large red cabbage
1/2 cup cubed, unpared apple
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar1/4
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
1 medium onion, diced

Add all ingredients to a pan with the hot bacon drippings. Cover and simmer a half-hour, stirring occassionally. Garnish with broken-up bacon and some apple slices. Serves four.
Germanfest Apple Cake

4-5 Cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
4 beaten eggs
2/3 cup sugar
Grated lemon rind
1-1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Buttered 9 inch cake pan

Peel, core and slice apples. Mix sugar into beaten eggs until creamy. Add lemon rind. Stir in flour and baking powder. Cover the bottom of the pan with about 1/4 of the dough. Add apples. Put rest of the dough over the top. Bake at 350 F for 45-50 minutes in a 9" cake pan.
Sauerkraut Apple Salad

1 pound sauerkraut
3 tablespoons oil
2 grated apples
1 grated onion
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients except sauerkraut. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain sauerkraut then add it to other ingredients. Let stand 10 - 20 minutes before serving.
Red Cabbage and Apple Salad

5 cups Shredded red cabbage
1 pound apples, sliced thin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon sour cream
Pepper to taste

In a saucepan, melt the butter and add apples and cabbage. Stir until the apples just start to soften. Add vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Simmer 2 minutes, stir in the sour cream and serve.