Topic: Apples

Fall Pavlova with Caramelized Apples and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Posted on November 4, 2015

A special Thanksgiving dessert that happens to be gluten-free. This fall inspired pavlova is layered with cinnamon whipped cream and caramelized apples. While I have a hard time understanding the idea of being “too full” for dessert, some people have brought this concept to my attention in the past. And apparently, at Thanksgiving, this can…

Apple and Pear Crisp

Posted on October 7, 2015

Warm apple and pear crisp is comforting and delicious, especially with ice cream! ***This post was originally published five years ago! It's one of my favorite recipes and was worth sharing again with new photos and an easily printable recipe. And yes, once again, we ate the whole thing in one weekend.*** I call this a…

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Posted on September 28, 2015

A kid-friendly breakfast or snack, these healthy apple muffins are made with whole wheat flour and naturally sweetened! When I think back to the first month after L was born, it comes back as a haze. Of course I remember the unbelievable sense of contentment I got when I’d snuggle on the couch with L…

Vegan Apple Cake

Posted on September 9, 2015

A healthier spin on the classic apple dessert, this cake does not disappoint. No mixer needed for this apple cake! I’m pretty lucky that any photos of this cake exist. I baked it one morning while L was napping and then was setting up my shoot that afternoon while he decided that an afternoon nap…

Cranberry Apple Shortbread Bars

Posted on November 24, 2014

An easy last minute dessert recipe for Thanksgiving. These cranberry apple shortbread bars are a delicious holiday treat. I love any excuse to use this shortbread recipe. It’s seriously buttery, slightly chewy and lightly crispy on the outside. Plus, the basic flavor lends itself to almost any type of filling. I’ve done Meyer Lemon Shorbread…

Brown Butter Apple Tart {Guest Post}

Posted on November 17, 2014

The warm smells and flavors of fall come alive in this custardy brown butter apple tart. Today’s guest post is from Joanne at Eats Well With Others, who you already know I adore! If you somehow are not already reading her blog on a regular basis, that should definitely change. Some of my favorite posts…

Skillet Apple Crisp with Brown Butter Sauce {gluten-free}

Posted on October 9, 2014

Served warm, this skillet apple crisp is just what you need to fill you up at the end of a cool Fall day! This apple crisp is warm and hearty and perfect for the end of a chilly day (or in my case, mid-morning on a hot day in mid-August…).  You can make it in…

Giant Caramel Apple Cinnamon Bun with Cream Cheese Glaze

Posted on September 10, 2014

This giant cinnamon roll is oozing with a gooey caramel apple and topped with a perfect cream cheese glaze. I think Matt put it perfectly when he said, “You know how when you eat a cinnamon roll and the middle is the best part?  This is like getting almost only the middle!” Seriously, though.  I’ve…

Vanilla Bean Apple Bundt Cake

Posted on November 25, 2013

This moist cake is loaded with chunks of apples.  The vanilla bean in the cake and the caramel sauce enhances the flavor in a wonderful way. After tasting my mom's version of Audra's apple cake over the Jewish holidays, I couldn't wait to put a spin on it myself.  My mom substituted butter for some…

Cranberry Apple Pie and Pie Week Giveaway

Posted on November 22, 2013

This double crusted cranberry apple pie is full of a melt-in-your-mouth fruit filling and covered in flaky pastry dough.  Wow your Thanksgiving guests with this holiday pie. Scroll to end of post for giveaway details. After making my Fancy Holiday Chocolate Pecan Pie, I couldn't wait to use my new pan again.  And since I…

Apple Pie Crumble Bars

Posted on September 23, 2013

With a buttery crust, thick apple pie filling and crispy crumb topping these Apple Pie Crumble Bars are a fall dessert that is hard to resist. I don’t know if you remember my Apple Cinnamon Blondies from last year, but they were one of my favorite fall treats.  They were a part of Rachel’s An…

Winter Fruit Crisp {Gluten-free}

Posted on January 7, 2013

I made this fruit crisp so long ago, I had to hunt through piles and piles of notes and butter-stained papers to find it.  Well, I guess Thanksgiving wasn’t that long ago, but right now it feels like a lifetime. Fruit crisps are one of my favorite desserts.  I mean, anything that is served warm…

Apple Cinnamon Blondies

Posted on September 4, 2012

I always thought that summer was my favorite season, but this year I can’t wait for the temperature to go down a bit.  Maybe it was the ultra-hot weather this summer that was more conducive to air conditioning than afternoon walks.  I’m not quite sure, but whatever it is I’m ready for fall. And in…

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Posted on May 8, 2012

Moist, flavorful cake full of apple chunks topped with a thick layer of buttery crumb topping.  The perfect breakfast or brunch treat! Every time I think I can predict the ebbs and flows of my new business I'm absolutely wrong.  But you know what, I've never been so happy to be wrong. I really thought that as soon as I got all…

Apple and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Crumble

Posted on February 7, 2012

This past weekend, in the midst of browned butter muffins, goat cheese biscuits and that little eating fest called the Super Bowl, I decided I should bake something healthy for a change.  I know.  You just took a double take, didn't you? The thing is, I generally eat really healthy and exercise like a maniac…

Caramel Apple Cake Trifle and Giveaway!

Posted on November 27, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I am swimming in leftovers.  The thing is, I can’t decide if it is a good or bad thing.  I have plenty of food to get us through the next few days.  But really, how much turkey can one person eat?  If only I could get sick of cookies…

Chocolate Caramel Apple Bars {Guest Post}

Posted on November 1, 2011

I am so excited to share another wonderful guest post with you today!  Rachel is a blog friend turned real-life friend and she is here to share her recipe for Chocolate Caramel Apple Bars (how good does that sound?!).  This is a huge help to me because I am in the process of moving apartments. …

Cream Cheese Toffee Dip {Guest Post}

Posted on October 20, 2011

Today’s guest post is from Krissy at the Dainty Chef.  Her blog is full of delicious recipes and beautiful photos.  You must check out her Pumpkin Spice Trifle, Apple Pie Cupcakes, and Brownie Batter Ice Cream,  I’m so glad she was willing to share a delicious recipe with Keep It Sweet readers.  Be sure to…

Double Crumble Hot Apple Pie

Posted on September 21, 2011

As soon as we made plans to go apple picking, Matt asked if I would make an apple pie.  With all of those farm-fresh apples how could I say no? The thing is, I don’t really love pie.  Scratch that, I love pie filling, I just don’t care much about the crust.  On the other…

The Best Homemade Applesauce

Posted on September 15, 2011

Before coming back from our weekend away, I had to take advantage of the apple picking available! We went to Windy Hill Farm which had a decent selection of apples to choose from.  I was really excited to see they had my favorite variety ready to go. Besides the beloved Honey Crisp, we got a…

Accidentally Scuffins

Posted on March 24, 2011

Sometimes recipe experiments don’t work out.  Sometimes they work, just a little differently than you expect. I set out to make scones, but I ended up with scuffins!  A scuffin is basically the hybrid of a scone and a muffin.  These Cinnamon Apple Chunk Scuffins are hearty, chewy, and flavorful.  Like scones, they aren’t too…