How to Make a Vegan “Charcuterie” Board

It’s party time, friends! We don’t know about you, but nothing says “party” to us more than an abundance of delicious, beautiful, and satisfying snacks — and nothing says “snacks” better than a charcuterie board!
When crafting this delectable display, …

How to Make a Vegan “Charcuterie” Board

It’s party time, friends! We don’t know about you, but nothing says “party” to us more than an abundance of delicious, beautiful, and satisfying snacks — and nothing says “snacks” better than a charcuterie board!

When crafting this delectable display, we made sure to hit all the marks (salty, sweet, savory, and spicy!) while keeping it super versatile and approachable.

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Apple Galette

I am not a huge pie person, but I LOVE a good galette and this Apple Galette recipe is a family favorite. Josh makes it all of the time. Yes, this is Josh’s recipe. I get out of the kitchen, until it is time to eat:) So what is a galette? It&#821…

I am not a huge pie person, but I LOVE a good galette and this Apple Galette recipe is a family favorite. Josh makes it all of the time. Yes, this is Josh’s recipe. I get out of the kitchen, until it is time to eat:) So what is a galette? It’s basically a rustic,…

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Hard Cider Caramel Apple Pie

Apple pie is quintessential holiday fare, and my family would be highly disappointed if it was missing from our dessert table. In my new cookbook, Baking for the Holidays, I’ve taken my favorite apple pie recipe (found in The Vanilla Bean Baking …

hard cider caramel apple on marble surface. pie

Apple pie is quintessential holiday fare, and my family would be highly disappointed if it was missing from our dessert table. In my new cookbook, Baking for the Holidays, I’ve taken my favorite apple pie recipe (found in The Vanilla Bean Baking Book) and added hard cider and caramel to it, elevating it to superstar level. A Different Apple Pie Making Technique The method I use for making pie comes from Ms. Rose Levy Beranbaum and her wonderful book The Pie and Pastry Bible. Releasing the fruit juice and then cooking it down helps control how much liquid is in the filling and gives it a more concentrated flavor. To release the juice from the apples in this recipe, you’ll mix the cut apples with brown sugar, lemon juice, and salt, and let them sit for a few hours, or overnight. The sugary juice is then strained and boiled down with the hard cider, to eventually be stirred into the caramel. Can this pie be made without alcohol? If you don’t prefer to use alcohol, the hard cider can be replaced with straight-up apple cider. When testing recipe for the book I used Gala apples, but recently tried this pie […]

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Dates

Prepare your tastebuds, friends! While crafting this season’s collection of holiday sides (there’s good stuff coming), we realized we wanted a quick, fresh, and versatile salad featuring fall ingredients. Enter: this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad (with …

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Dates

Prepare your tastebuds, friends! While crafting this season’s collection of holiday sides (there’s good stuff coming), we realized we wanted a quick, fresh, and versatile salad featuring fall ingredients. Enter: this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad (with kale, apples, and dates — oh my!).

Not only is this salad a delicious combination of savory, sweet, crunchy, and tart, but it comes together with just 10 ingredients in 20 minutes

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Apple Fritter Bread

Do you love apple fritters? Then you’ll love Apple Fritter Bread! This decadent quick bread is reminiscent of your favorite apple fritters but in a sliceable, shareable form. We are very much into quick breads around here. As I’ve mentioned before, quick breads are one of my absolute favorite recipes to bake. They’re simple to …

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Do you love apple fritters? Then you’ll love Apple Fritter Bread! This decadent quick bread is reminiscent of your favorite apple fritters but in a sliceable, shareable form.

Sliced apple fritter bread set on a wire cooling rack

We are very much into quick breads around here. As I’ve mentioned before, quick breads are one of my absolute favorite recipes to bake.

They’re simple to make and are perfect to give as a little thank you to friends, family and neighbors. I mean who wouldn’t love a loaf of freshly baked, sweet Butternut Squash Bread on a crisp fall afternoon?

From the ultimate Banana Bread and the Best Pumpkin Bread to this Apple Fritter Bread, I’ve got you covered with quick bread recipes.

If you have an upcoming trip the apple orchard and aren’t in the mood for apple crumb pie or Easy Apple Dumplings, this Apple Fritter Bread might be exactly what you’re looking for.

What my family loves most about this Apple Fritter Bread is the sweet streusel topping that I’m pretty sure my husband would eat with a spoon!

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Classic Apple Crisp Recipe

This easy apple crisp recipe with oats is classic! Golden crumbles sit atop a luscious, warm-spiced fruit filling. Cakes, cookies…

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This easy apple crisp recipe with oats is classic! Golden crumbles sit atop a luscious, warm-spiced fruit filling.

Apple Crisp Recipe

Cakes, cookies and brownies are easy to pass up for us. But crisp? Give us a good old apple crisp and we’re sure to cave! This apple crisp recipe with oats is absolutely classic, harnessing all that cozy nostalgia of the season. The crumble topping is the ideal texture: crispy but not crunchy, and buttery but not soft. The fruit layer below will make your heart sing: cinnamon, a hint of ginger and allspice set off just a hint of orange and lemon zest.

Best types of apples for an apple crisp

The best apples for an apple crisp recipe? Firm, crisp cooking apples. A sweet tart apple yields the best flavor, because the acidity makes the flavor pop. (Acidity is to desserts what salt is to savory food: we’ll get to that more later!). Here are a few of the varieties that shine in a basic apple crisp recipe:

  • Honeycrisp
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
  • Jonathon or Jonagold
  • Ida Red

Even better, use a mix of apples! You can infuse even more nuance in flavor by using different varieties. We like to use a mix of Golden Delicious and Jonagold, which are easy to find apple picking here in Indiana.

Apple Crisp with Oats

How to core and chop apples…fast!

When you go to make the filling for this apple crisp recipe, you can ditch that apple corer and slicer. (In fact, we finally threw ours in the trash.) Why? Use this easy way to cut apples, which is so much faster:

  • Slice off each of the four sides: Holding the core of the apple, use a large chef’s knife to slice off four sides of the apple, cutting as close to the core as possible. Discard the core.
  • Cut into chunks: Take one of the quarters and place it flat side down. Then slice in half and cross-wise to dice. Repeat with all four quarters!

Cut and apple this way, and it’s just as fast as with an apple corer. (Of course, if you have one of those fancy apple-corer-peeler-slicers, use that instead).

Keys to this apple crisp recipe

This apple crisp recipe with oats is pristine: it’s just what you’d expect in a classic, but a little bit elevated. Here are a few notes on what makes it so divine:

  • Orange and lemon zest accentuate the sweetness. Acidity in desserts is like salt in savory food: it makes the flavors shine! Here the citrus zest (and a little lemon juice) strike just the right balance with the sugar.
  • Cinnamon, ginger and allspice add a cozy flair. There’s a hefty dose of cinnamon, then a hint of ginger and allspice. Keep in mind: the ginger flavor increases when refrigerated if you save leftovers.
  • The right ratio of butter to oats makes the crumble topping. A good apple crisp recipe should have a topping that’s crumbly and crisp: not crunchy, soft, or soggy. This one has just the right ratio of butter and oats for that signature texture.
Easy Apple Crisp

Customize the sugar to taste

This apple crisp recipe has a little variation on the sugar level in the filling. Here’s what to know:

  • Use ⅓ cup sugar for a sweet tart crisp. This also is perfect if you are planning to serve with vanilla ice cream.
  • Use ½ cup sugar for a sweet crisp. If you’re a sweet dessert lover, go up to ½ cup sugar. It’s sweet but not overly sweet.

Variations: vegan and gluten-free

Want to make a vegan apple crisp recipe or gluten-free apple crisp recipe? Here are a few easy substitutions that make this recipe work for almost any diet:

  • Substitute almond flour for gluten-free. Crisp recipes are easy to make gluten-free using almond flour! It works well in a crumble topping, especially because it becomes slightly crispy when baked.
  • Substitute vegan butter or coconut oil for gluten-free. The vegan substitutes don’t get nearly as crisp of a topping, but it works! Vegan butter is the best option. You can also use room temperature coconut oil, though the topping comes out softer. We recommend refined coconut oil, which has a subtler coconut flavor.
Easy apple crisp recipe

Toppings for this easy apple crisp recipe

You might think vanilla ice cream when it comes to apple crisp, and that’s fantastic. But here are a few other options for getting creative:

Leftover storage info

Want to save leftovers of this apple crisp? Here’s what to know about storage:

  • Refrigerate for up to 3 days. The topping holds up pretty well in the fridge, and even better when reheated.
  • Freeze up to 3 months. You can freeze it for up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

More apple recipes & desserts

There are so many apple recipes to try once you’ve made apple crisp! Here are a few more apple desserts to try:

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Apple Crisp

Classic Apple Crisp


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This easy apple crisp recipe with oats is classic! Golden crumbles sit atop a luscious, warm-spiced fruit filling.


Ingredients

  • 6 (2 pounds) medium to large cooking apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon each ginger and allspice
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • ¾ cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (or vegan butter or room temperature refined coconut oil for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Core, peel and cut the apples into 1/2-inch chunks. Combine the apples with the lemon juice, lemon zest, orange zest, granulated sugar*, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice in a large bowl and toss until well coated.
  3. In a separate bowl, make the crumble topping: stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Add the vanilla and stir. Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the to bowl. Use your hands to mix it into the dry ingredients until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while, so be patient; you can also use a pastry cutter or fork if you prefer.
  4. Grease a 9 x 9-inch (or equivalent size) baking dish. Place the apple filling in the bottom, then evenly distribute the crumble over the top.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly, then serve with Greek yogurt sweetened with maple syrup, whipped cream or ice cream. Stores refrigerated for 3 days or freeze up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

Notes

*If you prefer a sweet tart apple crisp, go for ⅓ cup sugar (also good if you’re planning to top it with vanilla ice cream). Use ½ cup sugar for a sweet apple crisp.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple crisp recipe, apple crisp with oats, easy apple crisp, easy apple crisp recipe

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Perfect Baked Apples

Craving something sweet? These baked apples are a delightful dessert featuring seasonal fruit. They taste like an apple crisp but look much cuter. This baked apple recipe…

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best baked apples recipe

Craving something sweet? These baked apples are a delightful dessert featuring seasonal fruit. They taste like an apple crisp but look much cuter.

This baked apple recipe is all in the technique, but it’s not complicated. I’ll walk you through it below.

baked apple ingredients

You’ll need a short list of ingredients to make this recipe—apples, oats, coconut or brown sugar, optional pecans or walnuts, and butter. We’ll add a little bit of cinnamon and salt to take the flavor over the top.

Serve these wholesome baked apples with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or creamy yogurt. They’re sweet enough to taste like a treat, but wholesome at the same time. Serve your baked apples as a special dessert, or make them as a fun weekend project!

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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Grated apples combine with creamy peanut butter to create a fun and unique spin on a classic combination. Serve these Apple Peanut Butter Cookies alongside a glass of ice cold milk and you have the perfect after-school snack for a chilly fall day. Sometimes recipe inspiration comes from the most mundane and random of places. …

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Grated apples combine with creamy peanut butter to create a fun and unique spin on a classic combination. Serve these Apple Peanut Butter Cookies alongside a glass of ice cold milk and you have the perfect after-school snack for a chilly fall day.

5 apple peanut butter cookies stacked on a white plate. The top cookie has a bite taken out of it

Sometimes recipe inspiration comes from the most mundane and random of places.

Like slicing up and apple and giving it to your kid alongside a big spoonful of peanut butter when she gets home from school.

I love peanut butter and usually think about pairing it with jelly (in Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars) or chocolate (in Peanut Butter Cup Cookies), but serving Elle her after-school snack made me think about how well peanut butter goes with apples!

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Spiked Apple Cider

This hot spiked apple cider recipe hits all the cozy notes! Rum or bourbon perfectly complement the cinnamon, cloves, and…

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This hot spiked apple cider recipe hits all the cozy notes! Rum or bourbon perfectly complement the cinnamon, cloves, and star anise.

Spiked Apple Cider

There’s nothing better than a warm drink in hand when the weather is chilly. Here’s a classic that’s required for fall, in our opinion: Hot Spiked Apple Cider! There’s something about the combination of sweet cinnamon and cloves with the subtle spicy finish of rum or bourbon that’s absolutely soul warming. The liquor melds seamlessly into the hot cider, making a smooth sip and a cozy finish. This recipe has just the right balance of spices with alcohol: and a side benefit: it makes your kitchen smell like a fall candle.

What’s in this spiked apple cider recipe?

Apple cider is a drink that’s been around for thousands of years, dating back to the Romans in 55 BC! This spiked apple cider recipe is simmered with mulling spices, then combined with bourbon or rum for a tasty finish. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • High-quality apple cider, preferably from your farmers market or local orchard. Look for unfiltered cider, which maintains the best flavor and color. If you’re in a time crunch and want to make your life super easy, you can always buy a pre-spiced apple cider and add rum to that.
  • Whole spices: cinnamon, cloves, and star anise. Make sure to use the whole versions of these spices, not ground, which is key to getting the best flavor. Star anise is the most unique of these spices to the American kitchen: it should be available at most grocery stores or you can buy star anise online.
Apple cider spices

How to make spiced apple cider: basic method

Making this hot spiked apple cider recipe is incredibly easy: all you need is time! Here are the basic steps:

  • Toast the spices: Toast the spices for a few minutes on the stovetop. This releases their fragrance (and makes your kitchen smell amazing).
  • Simmer: Add the apple cider and heat until warmed through, about 30 minutes. You can also use a slow cooker or Instant Pot: see below.
  • Filter: You’ll notice that particulate rises to the top of the cider while it’s cooking. Use a fine mesh strainer or sieve to strain it off (or you can pour it through a strainer into another pot).
  • Spike it: Add the rum or bourbon all at once, or add about 2 ounces to each 1 cup serving. Spiking each drink separately lets you serve both non-alcoholic hot cider and spiked cider at the same time!
Spiked Cider

Serving spiked apple cider for a party

Here are a few tips if you plan on serving this warming drink at a party!

  • Double or triple it: You’ll need to use a larger pot to accommodate.
  • Consider Crockpot or Instant Pot: Using a slow cooker to keep the spiked cider warm is great for parties. Head to our Slow Cooker Apple Cider.
  • Spike the drinks individually: When you’re serving a crowd, it’s nice to have the flexibility to spike the cider for each person individually. Then the drink works for both kids and adults.

Use bourbon or rum

What’s the best alcohol to use for a spiked apple cider recipe? Rum or bourbon are the best choices. Any type of rum works: white rum, aged rum, or dark rum (aged or dark will add more flavor complexity with vanilla and oak notes). Any type of bourbon works as well! The rum melds more seamlessly into the flavor of cider, making it our top choice. Bourbon is a close second, and has a slightly more prominent flavor on the finish.

Hot Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

More cozy drinks

Outside of this spiked apple cider recipe, there are so many winter drinks and hot cocktails to try! Try these cozy options:

This hot spiked apple cider recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, plant-based, dairy-free, and vegan.

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Spiked Apple Cider

Spiked Apple Cider


  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 drinks
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This hot spiked apple cider recipe hits all the cozy notes! Rum or bourbon perfectly complement the cinnamon, cloves, and star anise.


Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup rum (of any kind) or bourbon
  • For the garnish: star anise, cinnamon stick, orange slice

Instructions

  1. Toast the spices: Add the spices to the bottom of a pot*. Toast over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
  2. Simmer: Turn the heat to low. Pour in the apple cider and bring to below a simmer, just barely bubbling. Set a timer for 30 minutes and reduce to low heat (don’t let it simmer).
  3. Filter: Skim off any particulate that rises to the top of the pot using a fine mesh sieve or strainer (or you can pour it through a strainer into another pot). 
  4. Serve: Pour in the rum or bourbon (or add 2 ounces to each 1 cup serving). Ladle into 8 mugs. If desired, garnish with star anise, cinnamon stick, or an orange slice.

Notes

*Or, go to Crockpot Apple Cider for slow cooker or Instant Pot instructions. Make the cider, then add the rum or bourbon before serving. 

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Spiked apple cider, spiked apple cider recipe, spiked cider, spiked hot apple cider

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Apple Coffee Cake

From the moist cake and the crumble topping to the brown sugar glaze, this Apple Coffee Cake is everything you could possibly want in a fall dessert. Serve this cake for dessert or with an afternoon cup of coffee – either way, you can’t go wrong. I feel like every season there are recipes that I …

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From the moist cake and the crumble topping to the brown sugar glaze, this Apple Coffee Cake is everything you could possibly want in a fall dessert. Serve this cake for dessert or with an afternoon cup of coffee – either way, you can’t go wrong.

Caramel sauce being poured over a sliced of apple coffee cake topped with ice cream

I feel like every season there are recipes that I try that are so good they automatically make it to the top of my favorites list. This Apple Coffee Cake is one of those recipes.

At this time of year, I love a good coffee cake recipe that can be served for breakfast, a snack, and of course – dessert. I’ve made this Apple Coffee Cake several times already and I’m pretty certain I’ll be making it over and over again every fall.

Serve it topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce for total caramel apple vibes!

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