Apple season is here! I have been wanting to make something “apple-y” for a couple of weeks now since varieties have been arriving at the farmers market. There is so much to make with apples for breakfast, sweet, and savory AND these apple pie spiced cupcakes and teacakes (!) that I started thinking about piling a wheelbarrow full of apples into my trunk and all its’ apple baking glory (channeling Laura Ingels from Little House on the Prarie but without the car, of course, give me a minute).
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Who doesn’t love apple pie? Apple Pie is a family favorite, so when apple season comes around I’m usually making apple pie. A tedious project, but a fulfilling one with every bite due to our obsession with apple pie. As I was selecting which recipes to adapt while looking through the Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving Catalog (see my first post here, in case you missed it), the apple pie on page 26 was an obvious decision. I have never made one with pretty cutouts before. The catalog inspired me to do so. This is one of the desserts I will be serving this Thanksgiving, with pretty cutouts of course.
Many weeks ago, at dinner, I asked the kids’ what kind of pie they would like for Thanksgiving dessert. My teenager began with I don’t know… then was quickly interrupted by his younger brother, Michael who chuckled, then blurted out, I want pumpkin pie (for those of you new here, Michael, 12, has a twin, Ely, they both have the neurological disorder autism with moderate expressive language.). We all looked at each other, shocked. Then Ely chimed in, with perfect eye contact, to say I want apple pie cake. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I know it doesn’t sound like anything much, but for us, these moments are a big deal. You see, Michael and Ely don’t usually take part in group conversation, so to help with this we prompt speech or sound out the first letter of the word in conversation. It was another glimmer of hope that we are getting through, we are breaking through, more so every day (we, as in my husband and me. I could never manage it all without him.).
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With the wide array of apples at the market now I couldn’t wait to make this recipe again.
Last year I made this recipe as baked doughnuts for Chanukah (twice in one week for obvious reasons), and a similar recipe to this one for the back-to-school apple pie cupcake. Fall is my favorite season for baking. I’m a sucker for the aroma of apples and spices lingering in the air, that and pumpkin spice, and gingerbread and … never mind … I just love this season. Time to get this warm and cozy baking season started — fall season has arrived!
Hey there, I’m back with another pie brimming with cranberries and pears!
Cranberries are burst of color in the late fall and could not come at a better time of year. It’s one of my favorite ingredients this time of year. Just when produce is beginning to pale in color, lo and behold, the festive cranberry for cakes, cookies, muffins, jams, dressings, and of course, the iconic sauce on Thanksgiving…and pie…SO good in pie.
Thanksgiving is almost here! You didn’t think I forgot about the most important part, did you? Never. I’m usually thinking about pies before anything else. Gosh, do I have a major crush on pie as you can tell looking through my dessert recipes. If you love pie as much as I do and have a soft spot for pumpkin, in particular, then goodness is this going to make you squeal with delight.
So hubby and I are strolling through Costco with our three younger boys in tow pushing through some heavy aisle traffic (of all days, we go on a Saturday, ugh) with our huge shopping cart when we pass by stacks of fruit pies, you know those humongous pies full of every ingredient we cannot and will not eat. My boys couldn’t stop ogling. You would think it was some hot babe who just walked by in short shorts.
Hey friends, did you know today 3.14.15 is Pi day??
Not being much of a math geek it completely slipped my mind until Deb, over at Smitten Kitchen (click here to see her recipe) reminded me of this incredible once-in-a-lifetime event. Literally. The next time around is in oh, a hundred years or so, well to be exact. So, of course I had to bake a pie for this ultimate occasion, not that we reaaally need a reason to bake pie. This is kind of like a naughty nut-free pecan pie: no nuts detected yet bamm! rich bittersweet chocolate lining the entire pie shell. YES. Thank you ladies over at Four and Twenty Blackbirds for being so naughty.
Though I gave myself a Williams Sonoma Catalog recipe project, I had to share this breakfast recipe that we had on Saturday (in between copycat recipe posts) using some homemade apple butter I prepared a couple of weeks ago. The little that was left had been eyeing me every time I open the fridge. Waiting for me to conjure up this apple raisin french toast recipe that has been sitting in my head.