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Mrs. Claus Loves Baking Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples

November 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: Holiday Recipes Holiday traditions seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

When Santa and the elves are busy preparing for the holiday season, I like to treat them to all their favorites for all their hard work. An all-time favorite is anything and everything apple! I stumbled upon this Apple Crisp Stuffed Apple recipe by Creme de la Crumb, and it looks so apple-so-lutely divine!
http://lecremedelacrumb.com/2014/09/apple-crisp-stuffed-apples.html

Holiday Baking

Ingredients

8 apples (shown in picture, fuji apples)
4 tablespoons butter
⅓ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Crumble topping

½ cup flour
¼ cup oats
⅓ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into cubes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
First, prepare the crumble topping. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry knife, or two forks, or with your hands until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
Peel and chop 4 of the apples. Add chopped apples, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a medium sauce pan and sauté over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from heat.
Chop the tops off of the remaining 4 apples and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Discard the flesh or save it for another recipe.(See Note) You don’t need to get every little bit out, just enough to make a “bowl” for the filling.
Fill scooped-out apples with apple filling from the sauce pan. Top with a generous amount of crumble topping.
Place stuffed apples on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until crumble topping is crispy. Serve warm and top with ice cream and caramel sauce if desired. Enjoy!

Family Holiday Recipes

With only 8 ingredients — apples, butter, sugar, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, flour, and salt, I could surely whip these up in a cinch! Adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream will give it that little something extra. I cannot wait to try this recipe and see Santa and the elves’ faces as they dig into this delicious fall treat!

If you try this recipe too, I’d love to see how your Apple Crisp Stuffed Apples turned out. Instagram @MySanta or tweet us @MySanta your yummy desserts!

Peppy Peppermint Bark

December 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: cookie recipies helpful hints Holiday traditions seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

This Peppermint Bark will blow any guest away! With the smooth, chocolate combined with the bite of the peppermint, and topped with the pretty candies, how could anyone turn this down? This recipe is simple and is complete with a delicious outcome!

Seattle Peppermint

Peppermint Bark

Ingredients:

8 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate

8 oz White Chocolate

2 tsp Canola Oil

1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract

25 crushed Peppermint candies

 

Directions:

Prepare a cookie sheet. Grease it and then layer with wax paper.

Using a double boiler, melt semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tsp of canola oil together. Scrapping the sides and folding continuously for an even melt.

Remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract, stir in.

Pour melted chocolate onto prepared cookie sheet. Spread it thin and evenly.

Put into the refrigerator for 1 hour for it to harden.

Using a double boiler again, melt white chocolate and 1 tsp of canola oil together. Scrapping the sides and folding continuously for an even melt.

Remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract, stir in.

Pour on top of the hardened semi-sweet chocolate, spreading thin and evenly covering all the dark chocolate below.

Now sprinkle crushed candies on top of the melted white chocolate and press gently into the top.

Put back into the fridge for 1 hour, to harden.

Package up for treat bags to take to school or the office! Or just enjoy with cocoa by the tree!

Christmas Candies

 

Eezy Peezy Pumpkin Recipe

October 15th, 2013 | Filed under: news seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

Hey everyone, it’s that time of year again… it’s fall! That means time for fall flavors and harvest recipes! I wanted to share with you a recipe idea that incorporates the most popular member of the Gourd family this month, the pumpkin. I have found an easy appetizer recipe that will wow any company you host this season. I am looking forward to sharing my vast collection of recipes with you throughout this holiday season!

I have tested this appetizer and got nothing but “Yum” and “Delicious” as feedback!

Harvest Pumpkin Appetizer

Baked Pumpkin with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Ingredients:

1 sugar pie pumpkin (about 2 lbs.)

2 Tbsp. of vegetable oil

½ Cup of granulated sugar

½ Tsp. cinnamon

¼ Tsp. coriander

1 Cup of plain (full fat) yogurt or Greek yogurt

1 clove of garlic minced

Salt to taste

Directions:

Slice the pumpkin in half and then again into quarters. Scoop out the seeds and use a peeler to remove skin. Slice the pumpkin into 2-3 inch pieces.

In a small bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon, and coriander.

Preheat oven to 350˚F

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat. Brown the pumpkin pieces well on both sides about 5-10 minutes (I found it is better if you brown the second side only half as long because it will brown more in the oven).

Remove from heat and sprinkle the sugar and spice mixture evenly over the pumpkin.

Cover tightly and bake for 30 minutes.

Prepare the sauce, combine yogurt and garlic. Add salt to taste. Milk or water can be added to thin the sauce if desired

Enjoy!

*From my experience, this recipe will also work well using yams, sweet potatoes, or butternut squash.

Recipe sourced from: savorysimple.net

Festive Harvest Food

To spice up the presentation I found some Halloween food picks that would make any finger food more festive:

http://amzn.to/15flZq9