Monday, November 28, 2016

Apple Baking Day

Earlier this fall, my mom and I had an apple baking day.  We picked 3 apple recipes off of Pinterest to test.

First up, Apple Crisp Cookie Cups.  This recipe calls for baking oatmeal cookies in a muffin pan, then filling the cookie cups with a homemade apple pie filling.  They're also drizzled with an apple cider glaze (apple cider + powdered sugar).  While these were really delicious, they were also a lot of work. We decided that if we ever made them again, we'd try to make them as bars in a 9x13 pan.

Next up, we made a Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake.  This was my family's favorite, although mine and Caleb's least favorite. (Least favorite being a relative term meaning still delicious, but less delicious than the other options.)

Our third recipe ended up being my absolute favorite, and probably the only one I'll make again.  Spiral Apple Bread!  Here's a picture without the glaze:

How pretty is that?  We didn't make the caramel apple glaze, and instead just used more apple cider glaze.  And then we ate some before I got a picture. :)

This bread is perfect - it takes a lot of time, but not too much work.  It's delicious and not too sweet.  The recipe makes two pie plates worth.

Love and Apples,
Leah Joy

P.S. Bonus, here's a picture of some chocolate-raspberry cupcakes I made for a friend's birthday.

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