15 Fall Apple Recipes You Need to Try

Fall is almost here! What shouts fall more than tasty apple recipes?! Here are some we found around the internet that we’d love to try this apple season.  15 Fall Apple Recipes You Need to Try as Soon as Possible|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com

Do you need an impressive looking treat to take to a party?  Look no further! Inspired by Charm has created this tasty apple cranberry slab pie.  It tastes as good as it looks!

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Not all apple recipes are sweet! Apples also make an excellent addition to many savory recipes as well.  Check out this quesadilla that pairs apples with bacon and cheddar, a classic combo.  The details for this simple recipe are all over on Home & Plate.

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While apples make a great mid-day snack, sometimes they can get a little tiresome.  Vicky at Mess for Less used some extra apples she had to make these tasty chips.  What a great way to salvage apples that have been sitting around a few days too long, and also get a great snack out of it!
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Pork and apples are always a great combination.  The Blond Cook shares a great slow cooker recipe that would be great for a fall afternoon.  Who wants to spend these beautiful days inside cooking? Not me!

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Pam at House of Hawthornes decided to find a new way to make this childhood favorite.  Baked apples are such a simple desert, sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

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This apple butter recipe is a result of hard work paying off big time! I spend years perfecting this recipe.  Who doesn’t want a special apple treat that will last throughout the year?! Head over to my post on Designers Sweet Spot for the recipe.

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Dessert for breakfast? Sign me up! This apple crisp smoothie would be such a great start to any morning, or an excellent (while still healthy) late night snack.  The Recipe Rebel has perfected this smoothie using only 5 common ingredients.  You don’t want to miss this one!

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Mom Loves Baking does an excellent job of explaining how to make this tasty treat, along with great step-by-step photos.  I might have to make these in the next few days! Yum!

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Nothing says fall to me like a fresh apple donut and some cider.  The Cake Blog created a healthier (and easier) version of this favorite over on her blog!

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Are you looking for a fast dinner idea before running off to football practice? Domestic Superhero shares an idea for a take on grilled cheese.  You might even be able to sneak these apples into the kids sandwiches! (It’s worth trying at least.)

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Angie shares this easy snack recipe with us on  The Country Chic Cottage.  This would also be a great option to handing out candy on Halloween!

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After all these tasty treats you might need to go on a diet! Cook Eat Paleo has you covered. These Paleo apple muffins will keep the apple train rolling even while you try to make healthier eating choices.

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What would a fall apple roundup be without caramel apples?! Don’t these make your mouth water just looking at them? Head over to Just a Taste for some tips and tricks on how to perfect your caramel apples.

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Here’s another breakfast treat, apple cinnamon breakfast cookies! This is a great alternative to that granola bar you grab on the way out the door in the morning. The Crazy Craft Lady describes these as the perfect cross between a muffin and a cookie.

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Craving apple pie but not wanting to go through all the work? That’s exactly why Celebrating Sweets creating this no-churn apple pie ice cream. Perfect for those that are craving fall but still sweating in the summer heat.

I don’t know about you, but I’m heading to the grocery store for some apples! This article has me craving something sweet.  Do you have a favorite apple recipe for fall? We’d love to hear about it!

 

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Eat the Plate Super Tasty Homemade Brownies Recipe

Homemade Brownies are comfort food. They are easy to make from scratch with basic ingredients. Whip up a batch today for your next family dinner or potluck.

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Homemade brownies with chunks of peanuts.

Homemade Brownies

Brownies are a classic treat. My mother loves them, she constantly bring home brownie mixes from the grocery store. Unfortunately, I hate brownie mix! The mixes are always too sweet and never cook all the way through the middle. In the search for a perfect brownie recipe, I have discovered that less is more. Simple ingredients and bit more fat make for a delicious, satisfying brownie that cooks all the way through.

Homemade Brownies Recipe

Homemade Brownies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 almond flour or gluten free baking mix
  • 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. •Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. •Melt butter in shallow pan on low heat. Add peanut butter. Stir to combine until fully melted.
  3. •Combine dry ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  4. •Add butter mixture to dry ingredients, stir by hand until completely combined.
  5. •Grease 8" x 8" square pan. Spread brownie mixture into pan.
  6. *Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving.
  7. •Makes 15-20 small brownies.

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So delicious you will want to eat the whole plate!

Tips for Success

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It took me years to discover that brownies should only be baked in a metal baking pan. This is critical to baking success. For a long time I used a glass pan, and the brownies were always gooey and never fully cooked in the middle. The homemade brownie secret is to always use a metal pan, a stainless steel pan is the best. You can purchase a pan through my Amazon affiliate link below:

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I alternate gluten free flour with regular flour in this recipe. Honestly, if it has chocolate in it my family never complains. The gluten free option has a slightly different texture but still tastes great. You can easily use either type of flour in this recipe and your family probably won’t even know the difference. Chocolate hides everything!

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How to Make a Monte Cristo Sandwich

We love this easy sandwich for a hearty lunch or a late night snack. Delicious on a budget and quick to make anytime!

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The Monte Cristo Sandwich with grilled ham and cheese

What’s a Monte Cristo?

One of my favorite sandwiches is the Monte Cristo. It’s a french creation, originally called Croque Monsieur.  Rich and satisfying, it is as yummy as it looks! Traditionally served for breakfast this is a popular staple at french cafe’s and is often served with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and jam for dipping.

The high protein in the sandwich here comes from the bread being actually dipped in egg wash like french toast, then grilled to perfection. Load up your griddle with lots of grass fed butter when frying for the best flavor! I use coconut milk or almond milk occasionally for a different set of flavors.

Monte Cristo Sandwich (Croque Monsieur)

Monte Cristo Sandwich (Croque Monsieur)

Ingredients

  • White or whole wheat bread
  • Milk (1/3 cup per sandwich)
  • Eggs (1 per sandwich)
  • Slices of Mozzarella or Gruyere Cheese
  • Sliced Deli Ham
  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)
  • Jam (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat griddle or cast iron frying pan.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, let melt.
  3. Whip the egg and milk with a fork in a medium size bowl.
  4. Dip the bread in the egg mixture, add to griddle.
  5. Layer the bread with the cheese and ham slices.
  6. Top with another piece of bread dipped in the egg mixture.
  7. Fry the sandwich for 3-5 until brown and cheese is melted.
  8. Turn sandwich and cook the other side until done.
  9. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and jam for dipping if desired.

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No Fail Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Recipe

This No Fail Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Recipe is a family secret. Hundreds of people have enjoy it at our family’s cheese house restaurant. The secret, is that it is so easy to make!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Family Recipe

If you are new to my blog, you may not know our family history. My husband’s family has been in the cheese business here in Wisconsin for more than 40 years. This cheese cake is a seasonal favorite at our family’s Cheese House restaurant. It never fails to disappoint!

The secret, is that it’s very easy to make. This is one of those treats where you don’t look at calories or worry about fat content. Because, if you do, the experience is not the same. This is not your average cheesecake, but cheesecake for the hearty appetite. You can thank me later!

We have sampled cheesecakes at different restaurants over the years, but let me tell you this one puts them all to shame. Even the Cheesecake Factory can’t compare to this.

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No Fail Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. real cream cheese (full fat)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 16 oz. can of spiced pumpkin pie filling
  • Chopped hazelnuts for topping
  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Instructions

  1. Let all ingredients come to room temperature before beginning.
  2. Cream the cheese, eggs and sugar.
  3. Add sour cream.
  4. Combine graham crackers with the melted butter. Spread mixture in the bottom of a 13 x 9" pan.
  5. Bake crust for 5 minutes in 325 degree oven.
  6. Open oven and pumpkin/cream cheese mixture over the hot crust.
  7. Bake 25-35 minutes until brown. Test for doneness by gently shaking the pan, if the cake is firm it is cooked. If the cake is wiggly in the center, it needs to cook longer. Remove from oven when cooked.
  8. Cool before serving, add chopped nuts to top of cake if desired. Store in refrigerator, or cut into pieces and store in freezer for up to 6 months. Serves 10-12 people.

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Top Money Saving Grocery Sites

Saving money is always a priority in our house, here’s how we get the most from our grocery budget by shopping online. This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. For a complete list of rules please see the disclosures page.

Top Money Saving Grocery Sites

I am always looking for ways to save money. We spend hundreds of dollars a month on food and other disposable items for our home, most people do. I hate the fact that we have to buy more of them each and every month. Not only does it cost me money, but it takes so much time to shop.

We live more than 20 minutes from the grocery store. Our community is large and has a multitude of traffic hazards. The weekly trip to the store usually turns into a trip of at least several hours if not more.

One of my biggest problems is that I often buy impulse items that aren’t on my list. I am guilty of being swooned by beautiful fresh flowers, exotic fruits, pretty wine bottles, cool kitchen gadgets and great deals on stuff we generally don’t need.

Lately I have discovered some amazing places to buy staples that save me time, money and lots of temptation.

Sites You Will Not Be Able to Live Without

    1. Grove Collective: This site is becoming more and more popular for a good reason. They have tons of natural cleaning products for home and personal use. Recently I discovered the Mrs. Meyers line of natural cleaning products that they carry. One order of Lavender Dish Soap and Hand Soap will seriously change your life. It smells so good, even my kids are anxious to help with dishes! My favorite item is the little wooden handled scrubbing brush for dishes. It comes with a ceramic base that you fill with water and a bit of soap. Pump the brush up and down for lather, then scrub and rinse your dishes. Love it! My kids now wash their own dishes because it’s so easy! Grove will place your order on auto ship, so each month or week (you can choose) you will get another shipment delivered to your door. You can even get toilet paper delivered! You can get $10.00 in free products just for trying out their service. Sign Up Here.
    2. Zycon Fresh: This grocery site specializes in organic farm fresh meats and fishYou can purchase cases of beef steaks, burgers, roasts, chicken, seafood, pork and turkey at fantastic prices. The meats are from local farmers, and are sent right to your door. Because they are fresh, the foods are of the highest quality. It’s a great way to eat organic for not a lot of money. Cost is the number one reason why we don’t eat more organic foods in our house. Most of the time we eat only hamburger and occasionally a piece of steak. Ordering online is changing all that! Buying bulk foods is the best way to save money and always have food on hand for when you need it. Our freezer is filling up with all these good deals!
    3. Amazon GroceryWhether or not you already use Amazon, you can’t deny the benefits of this huge resource. With Prime shipping it’s a no brainer to have your regular purchases in your cart and have them sent out once a week. I know several families that buy all of their groceries on Amazon. It is especially convenient when you purchase organic items that are hard to find. My regular purchases include gallons of coconut oil, loose leaf organic tea, and organic bulk spices.
    4. Direct Cellars Wine Club: We occasionally enjoy a bottle of wine with our meals. We also love to give wine as a gift. It’s an easy item to have on hand and is great for just about any occasion. I recently became a Wine Club distributor, and it’s been fantastic. We get 4 bottles of premium boutique wine shipped to our home each month for $79.99. Our package includes two white wines and two red (you can choose your preference). It is so easy to have the wine sent to us each month. Even better if you have 3 people sign up under you, your wine is FREE. Great deal!
    5. Wisconsin Made: I love this site for cheese, sausage, crackers and other unique items. You don’t have to live in Wisconsin to get great cheese and other local made products. My favorites include Co-Jack (Colby and Monterey Jack cheese combo), Pepper Jack (Hot pepper cheese), and Baby Swiss. Add some beef garlic sausage and it’s a perfect meal with fruit or veggies on the side.

 

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