This weekend is the first weekend that Apple Cider donuts are available at our favorite country cider stand. If you don't have a local spot, you can indulge at home and make them yourself. This baked version is a lot less messy than frying and will fill your kitchen with the aroma of baked apples and cinnamon... instead of grease.
Baked Cider Donuts
Spiced Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Share your apple bounty with friends with this very easy gift. Just make a big batch of Salted Caramel (recipe below) and pile in an Apple Basket with apples.
Everything I used :
Apple Baskets, 4 for $12
Acorn Tag, 20 for $6Jute Twine, $5
Kraft Labels, 60 for $6.50
Large Spice Jar, 3 for $18
Orange Linen Tea Towel, 2 for $24
Especially when it is warm, right off of the spoon.
There is something about the sea salt that adds so much flavor and the vanilla that brings out a warm sweet aroma.
Salted Caramel Recipe
Speaking of Caramel...
This is the most perfect desert to serve at a fall dinner party. Imagine this warm, moist (almost custard-like) cake drizzled with hot caramel and topped with vanilla bean whipped cream on a cool evening. Ugh. Daydreams like that make me want to host a dinner party immediately.
Acorn Cookie Cutter
Acorn Tags and Folded Cards go from fall into the holidays, too. I remember Martha Stewart decorating her kitchen Christmas tree with gingerbread acorn cookies with some gold ribbon.
gold striped cupcake papers to give these a little flare. It makes them look more special and would be great for a party.
Spice Cupcake Recipe
Apple Cinnamon Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones are always on our list. I use fresh cranberries now that they are in season - my favorite.
Cinnamon Maple & Pecan Scones
Apple Cranberry Crisp
This is my all time favorite dessert. The mix of orange zest, cinnamon and cranberries is unbelievable.
Apple Country Cake
Of course this recipe kicked off the fall season on the blog a couple of weeks ago. The Creamware Tart Pan is back in stock, again!
Individual Salted Caramel Pies
What's better than your very own pie? Here is a shot of my baking drawer, stocked with the newest (smaller) size of tart pan.
For the packaging we used :
Disposable Tart Pan, $6 for 10
Jute Twine, $5
Edgartown Sand Tag, $8 for 10
Large Cello Bag
Multi Stripe Linen Tea Towel, $30 for 2
I hope everyone found something to make their list this weekend - enjoy the beginning of fall baking : )