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Preserved: What's the Deal With Fruit Butters?

As far as preserving goes, fruit butters are an ideal place for a beginner to start. They require no fussy or preserving-specific equipment, and there's no guesswork of whether they've reached a set or not. You'll see them made with cherries, peaches, pumpkin, nectarines, and even berries, but the be-all of fruit butters is apple. More

Bake the Book: Classic Apple Pie

We begin our feature with a classic: apple pie. The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie takes its time with this one, using an all-butter double crust, and baking a macerated apple filling in its own cooked-down, subtly spiced syrup. They've thought of everything, from a pie wash to gloss the crust, to Crust Dust, a mixture of flour and sugar used to prep the pie shell before filling. It's so good, it's served year-round at Hoosier Mama Pie Company. More

Share Your Sweets: Apples

Fall means apples, and apples mean so many things: pies, doughnuts, cakes, cider milkshakes, and oh so much more. With temperatures dropping, there's nothing better than a warm apple...well, just about anything. See the SE community's favorite ways to use the fall fruit in the slideshow above. More

Preserved: Apple Rhubarb Conserve with Almonds and Apricots

I've always considered apples to be strictly a fall and winter fruit. Who wants a boring old granny smith when there are strawberries, cantaloupes, and nectarines to be had? But then last summer I had my first taste of rhubarb-apple pie. I loved the sweet-tart flavor combination, and how the tender pieces of apple paired with the silky rhubarb. This week, I combined the two in a conserve studded with toasted almonds and dried apricots. More

Wake and Bake: Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I had breakfast flings with everything from strawberry frosted Pop Tarts to Honey Bunches of Oats, but the dish I always came back to was Quaker Oats Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. This is partly because my father continued to buy boxes of this oatmeal week after week—I believe it's on perma-sale at the Shop Rite in Hackensack, NJ in case anyone is interested. Someone had to eat all that oatmeal, and that someone was me. More

American Classics: Apple Fritters

At a certain point during childhood you discover that you can no longer amble over to the doughnut and juice table after Mass without steely side glances from parents of younger children. Being on the upper end of the growth chart, my exile from munchkins and endless cups of Ecto-Cooler Hi-C was early and abrupt, so each Sunday my dad would take me to Waldbaums to pick my very own big kid treat. For years I remained true to chocolate frosted rainbow sprinkle-bedecked doughnuts, but one day my eyes wandered in the direction of the apple fritters and an obsession was born. More

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