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Sunday Brunch: Apple Pancakes

In these basic fruit pancakes, apples give a little bit of sweetness without making the overall dish seem overly sugary. Granny Smith apples are the perfect apple if you're going for just a hint of sweetness, but use a sweet variety (like Gala or Delicious) if you're the type of person who likes a very sweet brunch. Either way, a dash of syrup and lots of thick bacon pairs perfectly with the apples. More

Leftover Applesauce? Make Ten-Minute Sorbet

This past week, Ethan and I were dutifully frying up latkes for friends and family. Now that Chanukah's over, we've got a load of starch-spackled laundry to do and some leftovers to get rid of. I often wind up with an extra jar or two of applesauce after a latke session. Sure, a late-night bowlful makes a nice (if not blandly healthy) palate cleanser after all that fried potato, but if you're looking for something a little less virtuous, you can turn that applesauce into a lusciously creamy, spiced-up sorbet in all of ten minutes. More

Maple Vanilla Applesauce

Applesauce, universally loved by both babies and adults, has a special place at the table during Hanukkah as an accompaniment to latkes. This version uses maple syrup in place of sugar to give the sauce a special fall flavor and enhance the taste of cooked apples. The addition of vanilla elevates it from an everyday treat to a real holiday dish. And while it seems easier to just pop open a jar of already-made applesauce, this version is incredibly easy to make, and is much more delicious. More

Apple Salsa

I was a skeptic. Apple salsa? Sure, I enjoy a good fruit salsa but I had never thought of it in terms of apples. But, hey, it's apple season and a good opportunity to use up the fruit. Who knew it could be so good. There was a certain point where I ditched the chips and just used a spoon to eat the salsa on its own. It's that addictively tasty. More

Mulled Apple Cider

If you are making sachets of mulling spices for holiday gift-giving, include the cider preparation portion of the instructions with the gift. If you think the lucky recipient of your gift would prefer wine over cider, you might suggest mulling... More

Cook the Book: Easy Cranberry Apple Cake

I decided to try this Easy Cranberry Apple Cake from Ina Garten's How Easy Is That? for two reasons. First, it had the word "easy" in the title and second, apples and cranberries add up to a fantastic fall dessert. As far as cakes go, this one is a breeze. The batter, which is almost coffee cake-like, layers apples and cranberries that have been tossed in brown sugar, cinnamon, orange juice, and zest. More

Rum Raisin Apple Pie Jam

Filled with tart Granny Smith apples, juicy raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a healthy shot of dark rum, this jam tastes exactly like my favorite holiday apple pie. It's insanely good on cornbread and pretty darn delicious on plain old... More

Sunday Brunch: German Apple Pancake

To some, pancakes mean the standard North American flapjack, cooked on a griddle and served with butter and syrup. Those pancakes are all well and good, but are a lot of last minute work, with all the flipping and the pouring. This apple pancake, which is cooked in a pie plate, is not only a relatively stress-free brunch dish but also a terrific dish to use up the ever-abundant apples available this time of year. More

Scooped: Apple, Browned Butter, & Sour Cream Ice Cream

The time has come for us to end this ice cream series, October being halfway to Halloween. We wanted something to complement fall's palette of desserts: crumbles, crisps, cakes, and quickbreads, filled with apples, pears, walnuts, and cinnamon. With that in mind, apples and sour cream were a no-brainer, a lusciously tart rejoinder to rustic late-harvest food. More

Salted Caramel Apple Dip

This recipe updates a church potluck favorite to salty sweet heights. Using autumn's apples, this dessert dip tastes better than the sum of its parts. (You can do without the caramel bits if you'd prefer your apple dip old school.)... More

Bread Baking: Caramel Apple Bread

I take my bread inspiration from many places. Lately I've been working on a recipe for a savory apple bread (thanks to conversations with JerzeeTomato on Facebook). For the two weeks it took me to complete that recipe, my house smelled like baked apples. I was happy with the results. But it wasn't enough. Once I starting thinking about the flavors of a caramel apple—the fresh tartness of the apple itself, covered with caramel and dipped in nuts—I had a new goal: sweet Caramel Apple Bread. More

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