Food Chronicles: Fall Apples

Happy October 1st! October is one of my favorite months out of the twelve because it hosts one of my favorite holidays – HALLOWEEN! But Fall in general has so many amazing parts and foods that you can’t go wrong.

This week I’ve chosen to show some Fall inspired apple treats, I love apples year round but in the Fall you can pair them with caramel and you get delicious apple cider!

Caramel Apple Dip

Photo courtesy Taste of Home.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 3 medium tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, caramel topping and vanilla until smooth; fold in marshmallow creme. Cut apples vertically into thin slices.
  • In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and water; toss apples in lemon juice mixture. Drain.
  • Using Halloween cutters, cut out the center of each slice. Serve apple slices and cutouts with dip. Yield: 2 cups.

 

Hot Spiced Apple Cider in Apple Mugs

Photo courtesy BHG.com.

ingredients

  • cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • stick cinnamon
  • teaspoon whole allspice
  • teaspoon whole cloves
  • Small apple slices
directions1.In a saucepan combine cider and brown sugar. For spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in double layer of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Add the spice bag to the cider mixture.

2.Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the spice bag; discard. Serve cider in mugs with small apple slices, if desired. Makes 8 (about 8-ounce) servings.

 

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