fall recipes round-up

fall roundupA roundup of seasonal recipes from Daisy’s World and some of my favorite blogs. 

Apples

Round-up of Apple Recipes

1. Apple and Cinnamon Chutney | Frugal Feeding

2. Brown Butter Apple Crisp Skillet Muffin Bread | Girl Versus Dough

3. Classic Tarte Tatin | Susan Eats London

4. Vanilla Glazed Apple Cinnamon Muffins | Damn Delicious

5. The Monk’s Apples | Chef Janet Rörschåch

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white chocolate bark

Chocolate bark is fast & simple to make at home and can be customized with a variety of toppings. Pick your favorite chocolate — milk, semi-sweet, bittersweet, and even white . . . Dress it up with dried fruits, nuts, or other toppings such as pretzels, crumbled cookies, mints, cereals, or even sprinkles. This festive treat will wow your guests and would also make a great hostess gift!

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pumpkin pecan snickerdoodle cookies with maple sugar

Forgive me for being a bit repetitive, but I can’t seem to stop myself from baking almost every pumpkin treat I see on Pinterest.  Today, I baked snickerdoodle cookies that have gone through a seasonal makeover with the addition of pumpkin purée, nutmeg, allspice, and ground ginger. Another ingredient I added is maple sugar, an intriguing new item in my pantry I recently found at Trader Joe’s.

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pumpkin bread pudding

pumpkin bread pudding
This bread pudding is so fantastic that I’ve decided to serve it at next month’s Thanksgiving Feast instead of pumpkin pie.  It is such an easy and quick dish to make, yet so satisfying.  The rich, warm custard has just the right amount of spices and pumpkin flavor. Garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce, this is the perfect fall treat!

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pumpkin ice cream with maple walnut crunch

Chris was cleaning out the fridge and found the pumpkin purée that was leftover from that awful latte recipe, so he decided to make pumpkin ice cream with it.  Neither one of us had made ice cream lately, so this was a welcome treat.  It is a nice transition from the lighter flavors we’ve been making this summer .  The recipe is adapted from our favorite ice cream cookbook author, David Lebovitz. The walnut topping adds some crunch and pairs very well with the pumpkin.

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PSL

 It’s baaaaaack!

Thank you, Starbucks!  PSL, barista-speak for the Pumpkin Spice Latte, is my favorite espresso drink at Starbucks.  However, it is a seasonal drink, available only from late August to January.  The reemergence of PSL signals the arrival of the fall season.  Forget that we are still experiencing beautiful beach weather here in Southern California and that my tomatoes are producing like it’s the middle of August.  When Starbucks says it’s fall, it’s fall, darn it!

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