Fall weather seems to have come and gone, and somehow I haven’t published an apple recipe yet. What has become of I Wanna Bake!? </melodrama> However, since it’s still officially fall until December 20, I’m going to squeeze one in there so that this fall won’t be a complete and total bust. 😉 Without further ado, I bring you caramel apple pie!
Happy Thanksgiving in advance! Time sort of got away from me last week, so this post is extra late (sorry about that). If you need a last-minute addition to your dessert spread, here’s a fun cookie with an unexpected burst of apple cider flavor.
Caramel apples may start disappearing from grocery stores soon, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go without until next fall. Today, I bring you the caramel apple in cupcake form! Soft apple cake meets homemade caramel frosting, and together they’ll make you forget about caramel apples entirely.
Today is an auspicious day in I Wanna Bake’s history: its 100th post! Thank you for sticking with me this long and listening to my rambling week after week. I wanted to do something special for my 100th post, and after months of racking my brain, I settled on something that is delicious, pretty, and seasonally appropriate: apple honey cheesecake.
Lately, I’ve been challenging myself to come up with cookies based on nebulous ideas. So far, this ongoing experiment has brought you bad day cookies and unicorn poop cookies. Today’s result is what you’d get if you took all the best bits of fall and turned them into a cookie. I give you: the All Things Fall Cookie!
The fall baking bonanza continues! Josh and I went apple picking this weekend, and we ended up with 41 pounds of apples (I know, I know, I’m a crazy lady who must be stopped), so you’d best believe there are lots of apple recipes coming your way. If there’s an apple recipe you’ve been dying to make, now’s the time to make requests!
A couple months ago, my dad asked me if I knew any recipes for “vegan cake or cornbread” because he has a vegan guest coming over for Thanksgiving. This was a simple enough request on the surface, but these days any request for a recipe has a strong potential to become a challenge. I couldn’t just google vegan cake recipes; I had to make my own.
Last weekend, Josh and I went apple picking and came home with more apples than I care to admit (ok, I’ll admit it: approximately 25 pounds). In my defense, Jonagolds are my favorite cultivar apples and they seem to only ever be available for about 2 weeks a year. Since we were too late to pick any last year, I might have overcompensated juuuuust a bit this year. Three gallons of home-canned apple pie filling later, I still had more apples left than any normal person should eat in a week.
You may get sick of all my apple posts soon enough, but I never will! This bakeventure started out with a well-intentioned attempt to make caramel apples my husband can actually eat. He likes apples, particularly when they’re covered in caramel and peanuts, but has a strange allergy which makes his throat itch when he eats them raw. Cooked apples aren’t a problem, so I figured there must be a way to give him that tart-sweet-crunchy sensation that embodies fall without any of the itchy throat.
Apple season is upon is, so naturally that means it is the season of pie. Josh and I went apple picking on the last weekend of August and came home with a paltry 18 pounds of Earligold and Jonamac apples.