Crisp and juicy with a characteristically sweet finish, apples meet each fall season with customary anticipation. It’s time to explore apples beyond their raw form, as seasonal varieties begin to hit store shelves and farm stands. When baked, apples reveal a saccharine flesh perfect for a feature in my favorite food category: dessert.
Our Big Apple Pancake serves two, takes 15 minutes to bake, and requires few fancy ingredients or tools. Puffed with warm apples and sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar, this dish will certainly become a staple in my date-night recipe repertoire. Later this week I will be attending a potluck dinner party among close friends. A liking for buttered, caramel-soaked apples and walnuts persuaded me to volunteer this Apple Walnut Torte. I love the scent of liquid caramel lingering in my kitchen, which is why I’ll also be preparing Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Rum Caramel Sauce. The beignets are first fried, and then baked to ensure a crisp texture. Rum fortifies the caramel sauce providing complimentary bite.
What is your favorite baked apple dessert?