Apple season has finally arrived! And with it comes a bevy of apple-rich desserts. If you're hankering for a slice of apple pie à la mode, but don't do well with lactose, try this dairy-free variation of the classic dish. The founders of the LA-based vegan cooking school Spork Foods gave apple pie à la mode a makeover and created a (non)milk shake. This dairy-free version is cholesterol-free, cooling, and tasty. Get your blender ready to rock this frozen treat.
Editor's note: The following is a guest post written by Annabel Karmel, the British children's chef and kiddie cookbook author. Here, Annabel shares step-by-step instructions for apple pie that tots can make for Thanksgiving dinner.
This traditional dessert is a big favorite in North America — and at my house! I've used sharp green Granny Smith apples here, but sweet eating apples work well, too — just add a little less sugar. Following my recipe and step-by-step instructions, kids can take the lead in creating dessert for their holiday meal! Enjoy!
My personal favorite apple pie apples are Jonagolds, Rome Beauties, and Pink Ladies, which have a nice blend of sweetness, tartness, juiciness, and slight crunch. Which apple varieties are you partial to using when you bake?
There's nothing quite as comforting, all-American, or nostalgic as homemade apple pie. While I'm a huge fan of the classic version, when I came across this recipe for apple pie bars, I got really excited. I'm always on the lookout for desserts that can be made in advance, are portable, and don't require utensils and a plate. Why? Because they are perfect for parties!
The bottom layer is shortbread, the middle layer is sugary apples, and the top layer is an oat and walnut crumble. Although it's a time-consuming recipe, the resulting dessert is worth it. They're wonderfully delicious and taste just like apple pie. It's also an ideal recipe for entertaining because you can serve them after breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Ready for the recipe? Read more.
For my Spring picnic, I knew apple pie had to be on the menu because it's the quintessential American dessert. The only problem is pie isn't the most picnic friendly of meals. Unlike cookies or brownies, pie just does not transport easily.
However, this recipe for apple pie bars looks picnic perfect. The crust is a crisp shortbread, the filling a mixture of apples and cinnamon sugar, and the topping an oat-walnut streusel. All the familiar flavors of apple pie are present, but no fork or plate is necessary! To see how it's made, read more
To many of us, Thanksgiving means pies — lots and lots of pies. From apple pie to pumpkin pie, you're most likely going to encounter at least a slice or two this holiday season. When you do, use this breakdown to make the best decisions about which pies you could (and shouldn't) indulge in.
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What would a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner be without the glorious finish? Allow plenty of digestion time to pass before serving dessert. Offer guests two options to choose from. A sweet potato pie with pecan streusel is a nice alternative to the classic pumpkin pie. A to die for caramel apple pie rounds out the other half of the dessert menu. To get the recipes that will have guests saying "pass the whipped cream," read more