If you grew up with McDonald's deep-fried apple pies, you know that their current baked iteration, while still tasty, barely holds a candle to their crisp, flaky-crusted progenitors. But don't fret; while they're no longer available in most restaurant locations, we've come up with our own take on this irresistible treat. Or, see if you can track one down at one of a handful of franchises that still make the good stuff. Watch the video to see how they're made, then print out the recipe.
Sarah Carey, editor in chief of Everyday Food with Martha Stewart, shares the recipe for a fruit- and nut-filled biscotti that's good enough to eat morning, noon, or night. Want more Martha? Download the December issue of Everyday Food for free, and then be sure to print out the biscotti recipe for keeps.
We all love classic bread pudding; it's cozy, comforting, and ideal for holiday dinners and brunches. Add to that the season's most beloved ingredient (pumpkin) and it only gets better. But wait, we're not done yet! We're paying homage to Thanksgivukkah by adding rich, eggy challah and tart cranberries to the mix. All in all, it's a great way to use up leftover challah from the holiday feast. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe.
Cute isn't often a descriptor paired with Thanksgiving turkey, but these turkey gobbler cookies are undeniably adorable, breaking from the trend. Inspired by Seventh House on the Left's ingenious design, we made a flock of birds ourselves; watch the video to see how easy they are to assemble, and then get to crafting.
Did you catch Thor's return to theaters in Thor: The Dark World? To celebrate, we're making party-favor-ready minihammers in honor of his trusty weapon, Mjölnir. Salty, sweet, and just plain fun, these hammers take chocolate-dipped pretzels to the next level. Watch the video to see how easy they are to make, sparkly metallic glaze and all.
Whether you're a die-hard Vampire Diaries fan, can't get enough of Teen Wolf, or tune in every week to catch up on The Originals, you're going to want to sink your teeth into one of these fanged cookies. Watch the video to see how to make these Halloween-appropriate treats — there's a variation for every show — and then stock up on the minimal ingredient list to get decorating.
Want to show your Halloween spirit in the kitchen with minimal effort? Search no further! These spooky monster mouths are as easy to make as they are sweet. All you'll need are three ingredients: tart Granny Smith apples, candy corn, and cookie or peanut butter. Afternoon snack and party-ready dessert rolled into one, these will get gobbled up fast; luckily, they take only a few minutes to make, as you'll see in the video.
This treat makes for a neat trick: make these caramel candied apples for your Halloween party, and watch them disappear. But first, watch the sweet video to learn what type of apples work best, how to keep the caramel shell smooth, and a variety of decorating techniques that will add a touch of festive flair to your apples. On Brandi: Michael Stars