30 Days of Apples, Cooking & Eating

Apple-Onion Jam

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I don’t know if you know this, but apples LOVE onions.

It’s a match made in heaven. See, an onion might seem spicy and savory–even a little harsh–but when you break it down, it’s truly sweet on the inside. The apple, while sweet in an obvious sort of way, can be surprisingly tart. On their own, they’re simple flavors–pair them up and you get something delightfully complicated.

I put apples and onions in my thanksgiving stuffing. I’ve been known to toss a little apple into my onion soup. They’re just a power couple–a dynamic duo, if you will. Add some sugar, salt, and lemon and they are the jam.

Apple-onion jam, that is. Which you make like so: Continue reading “Apple-Onion Jam”

30 Days of Apples, Cooking & Eating

Caramel Apple Ice Cream Sundaes


sundaeI love caramel apples.

I love the idea of them, anyway. In reality they’re a complete pain to eat, they’re usually over-candied or made with too sweet an apple, and they’re monstrously overpriced. But that flavor combination of apples, caramel, and nuts (because my favorites are not the over-sweet, marshmallow-white-chocolate things you get at specialty candy stores)–mmm! There’s nothing quite like it.

Which is why I love a good caramel apple ice cream sundae.

It’s super simple:

Apple ice cream + caramel sauce + chopped nuts (I like the pre-chopped peanut & pecan sundae mix you find in the baking aisle).

Yum!

30 Days of Apples, Cooking & Eating

30 Days of Apple Goodness

Though Starbucks has already released its pumpkin spice latte, there are some who would claim it’s too early.

Sure: it’s not officially fall. Sure: pumpkins aren’t quite in season. Sure: we shouldn’t let a corporation’s calendar dictate our lives.

But you know what it isn’t too early for? Apples.

Apples, apples, apples. Continue reading “30 Days of Apple Goodness”