Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Five Senses of Autumn: TASTE


1. PUMPKIN everything: lattes, beer, custard, cheesecake, pies, seeds, muffins. It's dense, smooth and usually spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon.


2. CRANBERRIES. Of course, paired with a turkey dinner. But also in jello, muffin, sauce and relish form. Tart and refreshing.




3. APPLES. I like Honey Crisp and Granny Smith. Pies, sauce, butter, baked. Sweet, crisp and crunchy.

My favorite recipe for apples is CARAMEL DIP

It only requires 4 ingredients (five if you count the apples for dipping).

All you need is: 1 stick of butter, I cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white corn syrup, and 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.

Melt the butter over low heat. Add the brown sugar, corn syrup and condensed milk. Bring it to a low boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 3 more minutes, then cool at room temperature.

Serve warm with apple wedges. Buttery and addicting. Seriously, TO DIE FOR!ANYBODY HUNGRY?!

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23 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

I can't stand beer that tastes like pumpkins. But everything else on here I like.

Rachele Alpine said...

I'm obessed with everything pumpkin, especially pumpkin lattes! My mom said Menchies has pumpkin ice-cream in, so I'm going to have to make a trip to the westside! I also bought pumpkin puree to try making pancakes!

Christine Danek said...

I agree with MAtthew, I'm not a pumpkin beer person, but I love pumpkin bread and pumpkin ice cream. That caramel dip is going in my recipe file. It looks yummy. Oh that drizzled over pumpkin ice cream, how tasterific would that be.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Except for the pumpkin beer, yum! Now I'm really hungry. Wonder if it's okay to have apple pie for breakfast. We still have tons because my 9 yo last night complained that he didn't realize there were REAL apples in apple pie. And the other two didn't want it. (Ha! At least it wasn't me who bought it). :)

Christina Lee said...

Wow, this is NOT a pumkin beer crowd! :D

storyqueen said...

Oh! I am dying to make some cranberry bread right now!

But it will have to wait until the weekend.

Yum.

Joanne said...

Wow, yes ... Bring on Thanksgiving :)

Slamdunk said...

Fall means me enjoying talented cooks getting creative with pumpkin.

The dip sounds wonderful.

Meredith said...

Oh my goodness, you just made me so very hungry! I must make that caramel dip--thanks so much for the recipe!

Patti said...

I'm totally hungry now. I love anything pumpkin.

Amy said...

I too love everything pumpkin! Even beer ;) I also always look forward to the pumpkin cream cheese at Einsteins - so delicious with a toasted cinnamon sugar bagel.

Sarah Pearson said...

This season more than any other is the season I wish I liked cooked fruit!

Janet Johnson said...

Mmmmm . . . you have me drooling here!

Carol Riggs said...

I love pumpkiny things!! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bars...and I'm definitely getting hungry with all those yummy photos. :)

JEM said...

I am hungry for fall weather! And pumpkin lattes.

Kelly Polark said...

Yum! Except for pumpkin. I never quite acquired a taste for it!

Lola X said...

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Laura Marcella said...

Love apple pie and pumpkin pie, mmmm. I make pumpkin pie only in the fall, but I make apple pie all year. It's extra special at this time of year though! Honey crisp apples arrived in our grocery store last month and it was a happy shopping day!

Little Ms J said...

I LOVE this time of year. Mostly because of the food. You've inspired me to write about my pumpkin aversion. I'm healing. Don't freak. I need to blog about it...

MG Higgins said...

Yum, this makes me so hungry! Just saw a recipe for pumpkin mac and cheese. Sounds a little gross, but I bet it's good.

Lourie said...

Totally drooling now. hahaha.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

We can thank JK Rowling for a surge of interest in pumpkin juice, I'm sure. I had a taste of what the Wizarding World sells and it was quite good. I'm partial to pumpkin pancakes, ice cream and cheesecake (although I rarely indulge in that!). I think it's the spices, actually, and those are pretty much the same as what goes with apple pies and crisps and tarts. Love autumn spice...

Angela Ackerman said...

This post is so unfair...do you know how much weight I just gained??

If yo want to try an amazing apple pie, try the Grandma Opel Apple Pie on Allrecipes.com. SO GOOD!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse