Tag Archives: Apples

Buttered Rum Baked Apples

This past Sunday afternoon we received a call from a dear friend of ours who invited us to join her and her husband for a late Monday morning brunch in Mill Valley.  We could, of course, not go empty handed!  What would be a quick, easy and delicious dessert that could be prepared with a minimum of effort?  […]

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Granny Smith and Caramelized Fuji Apple Butter Pastry

One late summer when the trees in the orchard were heavy with ripe fruit Mom challenged me to an apple pie baking marathon.  “If you’ll make and roll the crusts, I’ll peel, core and slice the apples,” she said, to which I replied “You’re on…!”  With the challenge before us we heading off to the […]

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Caramelized Fuji Apple Butter

We’ve come to know in modern times that wassailing is the practice of people going door to door and singing Christmas carols… “Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green…”  However, a centuries old practice of singing to trees in apple orchards in cider-producing areas of England, such as the West Country, to promote a good […]

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Smoked Pork Loin with Spiced Apple Compote

Christmas Dinner December 25, 2009 2:00 PM Appetizers Prosciutto, Pesto & Fontina Palmiers – Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut – Main Course Smoked Pork Loin with Spiced Apple Compote Gingered Sweet Potatoes Creamed Brussels Sprouts with Pearl Onions & Crisped Pancetta – Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages – Dessert Buche de Noel *****  The final Christmas dinner of […]

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Herbed Focaccia Dressing with Italian Sausage and Pan Roasted Apples

Dressings and stuffings are certainly not the primary focus of the Thanksgiving Day dinner but they play an extremely important role in the success of a fine meal.  My Grandma Neve made a stuffing that I remember to this day.  It was very moist from having resided inside the cavity of the turkey during its long hours […]

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