How Do You Like Them Apples?

I can’t recall if it was my dad or grandpa that used to say that but it’s in my head as is fall. It’s almost fall. Almost as in I’ve already decorated and bought some new fall clothes. In reality it’s averaging 105 here this week. Boo. I am not the least bit happy about those temps, even in the midst of summer. I don’t like the hot. We stay semi warm here in Northern California through Halloween. We will have some cooler days and nights before we are totally submerged in the crispness of the season. I can not wait. Fall is so my favorite season and it goes way too fast. Fall officially kicks off on September 23rd but I start decorating right after Labor Day. September is also the kick off to Apple Hill which is one of my favorite places to go. Ever. With that, I am sharing some recipes that I am hoping to make and share this apple season.

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler – Crazy for Crust
Are you kidding me? Two of my favorite things rolled into one yummy recipe. I am definitely making this one soon!

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New England Apple Cider Cake – A Family Feast
This might be a fun weekend breakfast.

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Apple Pie Moonshine – It’s a Keeper

I’ve had the store bought version of this before and it is a tummy warmer for sure. Perfect for a crisp fall night.

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Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Pancakes – Julia’s Album

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Apple Pecan Feta Spinach Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette – Cooking Classy

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Apple Cider Caramels – I Heart Nap Time
These are the perfect thing to make and giveaway. I am sure you could make new friends if you kept these in your purse.

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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread – She Wears Many Hats
I am sure this would be a crowd pleaser at any fall party.

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Of course I have barely scratched the surface for delicious apple recipes. I am drooling as I type this. Yum yum yum. Do you have a favorite apple recipe?

Apple Cider Caramel Glazed Pound Cake

Oh Fall how I love thee. I decided earlier this week that I wanted to make something with either apples or pumpkins. Well I stumbled upon this amazing recipe and decided apple is was. It actually called for apple cider but you get the point. Let me just say that my boys {including the hubs} were fighting over licking the bowl. It smelled like Apple Hill and it tasted amazing!! The kids have eaten it all week for breakfast too. I love when breakfast is just ‘that easy’. So here ya go — enjoy!!

Apple Cider Caramel Glazed Pound Cake
recipe from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody 

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup shortening
3 cups granulated sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup apple cider
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste {I used regular vanilla}

Preheat oven to 325F. You can use a large tube pan or I made 5 small loaves. Grease whatever pan you are using with baking spray.

Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream together the shortening and butter. Add sugar ¼ of a cup at a time. When all sugar is incorporated beat on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after every addition.

Add the vanilla and beat another 30 seconds.

Do you have a favorite recipe involving anything apple? Do share 😉

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices in a medium bowl.

Starting with the flour mixture alternate adding the flour, then the cider, than flour, cider, and end with flour. Beat until all the ingredients are well combined.

Tube pan bake for 90 minutes. Small loaves took about 70 minutes. Just watch your oven to make sure a knife inserted in middle of cake comes out clean.

Caramel Glaze

1/2 granulated cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup (dark corn syrup can be used)
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste {I used regular vanilla}

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Drizzle over
cake while cake is still warm.

Also, if you like apple then this recipe I made last year was also amazing!! Do you have a recipe using apples that you love? I’d love for you to share!!

Apple Cider Floats

Did you know that Apple Hill Season has officially started? Yep — Labor Day is the opening season kick off for many of the Apple Orchards. With that comes apples {duh!} and an abundance of apple treats. I saw this recipe at Rachel Ray and now I want it. We always pick up cider when we make an Apple Hill run. That and donuts. And pie. And apple cake. The list goes on and on. 😉

Apple Cider Floats – Rachel Ray Magazine

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
  • Grated nutmeg

Directions

  • In small saucepan, heat cider with cinnamon stick. Pour cider into 2 float glasses. Top with ice cream, caramel sauce and grating of nutmeg. Serve with spoon.

 

Last year I shared this post on Apple Hill. There is so much to do and so many foods to eat!! Do you visit Apple Hill? If so, do you have a favorite spot?