Apple Blondies with Caramel Sauce

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! I returned from our annual trip to pick apples and had long list of things I knew I wanted to make. Some of the recipes I’ve tried before and they are a yearly tradition. This one however was new and absolutely delicious. Dangerously good. The caramel sauce looks a little…lumpy? in the photo…

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

When this cheesecake came out of the oven, I had my doubts. It didn’t seem to look right and the layer of cheesecake seemed pretty thin. I tried to console my concerns by telling myself that the cake also had all the right ingredients for what sounded like a delicious combination of flavors. But my…

Apple Spice Bars

We’ve moved on from our apple hiatus and came back swingin’! These apple spice bars have a super moist inside and a delightful crunchy topping — probably helped by the generous addition of a cinnamon sugar topping. Note this: even after 40 minutes of cooking, they may taste a little undercooked but I’ve decided that…

Apple Cranberry Crisp

I told you I’d have lots of apple recipes for you, and here’s one more! It may look like a funny mass of oats and apples, but it’s actually a heap of pure autumn goodness with a kick of cranberry tartness. We’re a bit appled-out here at the Kotecki Kompound (i.e. our one bedroom apartment),…

Apple Upside Down Cake

Behold! One of many apple-related recipes coming your way. It’s fall which means it’s apple baking season. Apples are available all year round, but fall baking with apples just seems so right. I’m here to tell the tale of my first attempt at an upside down cake. The story is short and simple: it’s so…

Caramel Apple Pear Cobbler

Ignore the semi-burnt pecans and let me tell you about this cobbler. It has an oatmeal cookie-slash-muffin-hybrid cobbler topping, amazing homemade caramel and just delicious apple and pears. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and maybe some tea and you’ve got yourself one of the best fall desserts. Or, you could bring this to a…

Apple Almond Coffee Cake

It’s that time of year where we can fall asleep with the window open and the air conditioning off; where you need a sweater in the morning and a cup of hot tea in the afternoon to stay warm in the office. And a few other things I love about fall: trouser socks, puffy vests,…

Kitchen Sink Granola

I came home with intention of making granola bars. But the pan was too big and the ingredients meant to congeal everything together flooded out onto the baking sheet. So instead I got granola which is equally good! I plan on making this same recipe in a small pan and cutting it into bars. The…

Apple Pie

I’ve written about Apple Pie before, but it was time to branch out and find another recipe. There are thousands and thousands of apple pie recipes, but this time, let’s go with the one from Bake or Break. Ingredients Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup stone ground cornmeal 3 T. sugar 1 tsp…

“Surprising How Good It Is” Pizza

What do you think of when you read: granny smith apples, pesto, caramelized onions and gorgonzola? Do you think, “Yum! I bet that would be a great pizza!” Probably not. Well break those barriers and sink your teeth into this pizza of seemingly incongruous ingredients. I got the original recipe from my friend Kate’s blog…

Apple Redemption

After a failed apple pie using whole wheat flour, I had too much pride to let an apple baked good go without trying something else. I moved on from apple pie, picked up some all-purpose flour and made these lovely apple crumb bars. The recipe, adapted from Annie’s Eats, was easy…I started making these at…

Apples, Apples and more Apples

It’s fall. The leaves are changing colors. It’s a time for figs and pears; sweet potatoes and leeks. But most of all it’s time for apples! Apple cider, apple-walnut muffins, apple pie, apple anything! To make the most of this apple season, friends and I went apple picking at Larriland Farms in Columbia, Maryland this…