Apple Conserve

Happy Thursday! Today, I’m over at Food Fanatic with a recipe for Apple Conserve. Head on over and check it out!

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Baked Apple Dumplings

It seems that lately I’ve been on a roll with pie making. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve followed along as I’ve gone from strawberry-rhubarb to blueberry to mulberry pies, to the easy jam tart I posted about a few weeks ago, and back to pie made with five different varieties of apple, all in keeping with what fruits are currently available at my local orchards. Once September hits, much of summer’s bounty doesn’t linger too long into the autumn months - but apples are one fruit that is plentiful until winter arrives. You can always find something to do with them; at the top of my list again are these baked apple cider doughnuts from a couple years ago. But of course, I always like to try new things as well!

A friend of mine made these delicious whole apple dumplings a few years back, and I’m finally getting around to trying them for myself. Armed with a few dozen apples from our apple picking adventure over the weekend, I was ready to roll up my sleeves and get baking. Although they take a bit of work, the results were worth it – and if you have pie crust dough you’ve already made ahead of time and frozen, all the better. Not to mention, the scent of apples and cinnamon mingling together always makes the house smell so warm and inviting – a sure invitation to cozy up to autumn.

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Grape Jam

Ready for fall? I sure am, and today I’m over at Food Fanatic with a recipe for Grape Jam. Head on over and check it out – and have a happy Tuesday!

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Easy Jam Tart

Well, we made it to the end of August – and while I probably sound like a broken record, I have to say once again that I’m still not entirely sure where the summer went. It seems like just yesterday the weather was turning from winter to summer (we didn’t really have a spring this year), and we started planning our summer activities. Now, we’re beginning to plan for autumn, and the sun is setting earlier, the mornings are getting cooler, and my burning bush has already begun turning red to mark the changing of the seasons.

One of the things I like to do near the end of the preserving season is to take inventory of everything I’ve put up over the summer. While the season is far from over with plenty of tomatoes and stone fruits still to can, as well as apples now coming into season, I like to see the variety of fruit I’ve canned and start thinking about how we’ll put it to good use over the winter. That also means doing a little recipe testing – especially since if something doesn’t turn out, I can always put up an extra batch of jam!

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Hot Peach Jam

Hi there! In case you missed it earlier, I’m spicing things up over at Food Fanatic today with a recipe for Hot Peach Jam. Head over and check it out, and enjoy the rest of your Monday!

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