Kitchen Sink Muffins

I have avoided making this kitchen sink muffin recipe for many years. Not because I don’t like muffins, but simply because I found the combination of ingredients rather surprising. These muffins really contain everything but the kitchen sink! Apples, carrots, pineapple, coconut, sunflower seeds, raisins, you name it!

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Pecan-Topped Applesauce Coffee Cake

I have always loved Fall since I can remember. The beautiful leaves changing colours, the cooler weather, the sweaters, comforting soups and hot chocolates. But most of all, I love the apple season, especially apple-picking. For a record this year we went apple-picking three times! We probably picked a total of 50 pounds of apples, so needless to say I had plenty of apples to choose from to make a nice apple recipe. I thought that this apple and pecan cake recipe looked perfect to use some nice apples that were going soft.

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Two-Crust Caramel Apple Pie

For my birthday we went apple picking as per my request since it is my favorite fall activity, and thus we had a ton of apples chilling in the fridge. The most normal thing to do with so many apples was to make an apple pie. My boyfriend loves caramel even more than he does apples I think, so I decided to try making this caramel apple pie recipe. It is a traditional apple pie but with a caramel flavor.

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Apple-Raisin Walnut Bars

Oh how the months have passed me by! They fled at the speed of light. Almost December already! Finally having some free time on my hand and a spare apple to use, I decided to make these apple-raisin walnut bars. Let me tell you, these are delightful!! They are ultra moist with all the right flavours: apple, the sweetness of raisins and that touch of cinnamon.

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Cinnamon-Apple Almond Streusel Squares

     Surplus of both apples and free time has led me to make these cinnamon-apple almond streusel squares. As Anna writes in her cookbook, this dessert does indeed smell like apple pie in the making, but it takes considerable less effort to make! The taste is as expected: the deliciousness of apples merged with cinnamon and butter. The format of these squares makes them easy to eat and to share!

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Mincemeat Pie

Like most people, I strongly dislike wasting food. As such, whenever I have some fruits or vegetables, or any other ingredient for that matter, laying around that I know will probably turn bad before I get to consume it, I search for a recipe that I could make to use it up and prevent wastage. Last week I had a combination of apples that were getting soft, raisins, dates and prunes, the last of which I wouldn’t even think of eating just like that. To my surprise, I was able to find a perfect recipe in “Back to Baking” that would allow me to use all of these ingredients! I call upon… the mincemeat pie.

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Apple Cheddar Walnut Scones

This weekend I had the good fortune of remembering that scones are delicious: crunchy on the outside yet moist and tender on the inside. As such, I made these apple cheddar walnut scones and was very pleased with the result! The cheddar cheese called for in this recipe adds a tangy kick that is very pleasing.

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Apple Cookie Crumble

This is the second dessert of the Thanksgiving weekend. I made this mostly for my sisters, who adore apple crumble. This dessert is very easy to do, which is a big plus. It is also one of those desserts that tastes way better than it looks. When the crumble came out of the oven I was quite surprised as I found that it wasn’t very appetizing.

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Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

This past weekend was Thanksgiving weekend! I love this time of the year simply for all the wonderful moments spent with the family with good food and the beautiful fall weather. As was inevitable, I made one (or three! recipes to come) dessert to bring along to my parents house. This dessert was an easy pick because I had too many apples that I needed to pass and more importantly, it looked delicious!

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Fresh Apple Streusel Pie

Yield: One 9-inch pie, about 8 servings Recipe: 2/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 84    As I mentioned in my previous post, the first dessert that I wanted to attempt was the classic apple pie. After having successfully made my own pie dough (thanks Anna!), I was ready for the next step. This recipe was…

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