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Ingredients

2 Honeycrisp apples (or other crisp apples)
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
4 caramels
Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
To get the blooming apple look, you need to cut the apples. Slice off the top 1/4 to 1/3 of the apples. Scoop out the core. I don’t have an apple corer so I used my metal 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon. Then, use a thin knife to make two, deep circular cuts around the center of the apple. Next, turn the apple over and make narrow cuts all the way around the apple. Flip it back over and you can see all of the cuts.
Place the apples in an oven safe dish and put two caramels into the center of each apple.
Heat butter and brown sugar in the microwave for 30 second, stir and continue heating for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir in flour and cinnamon. Divide the mixture over the top of the two sliced apples.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a large spoon to move the apples into bowls.
Top with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon. The ice cream will cause the caramel in the center to harden so eat quickly or put the ice cream scoop on the side.

http://www.thegunnysack.com/2014/09/bloomin-baked-apples-recipe.html

What a GREAT idea for Halloween party treats. Of course, they’ll be BEST if made with OUR donuts. ;) Thanks to Alison Thompson

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  • Cream Cheese Apple Coffee Cake
  • Cake Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped apples (chopped small)
  • Cream Cheese Layer Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • Streusel Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease an 8×8 inch square pan.
  • Combine the butter and sugars for the cake and mix until fluffy. Add the egg, oil, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and stir into the butter mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in the chopped apples. Spread into the prepared pan.
  • Mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla for the cream cheese layer and spread over the cake batter in the pan.
  • Combine all the streusel ingredients using your hands or a pastry blender until well combined. Sprinkle over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until the topping is browned.
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator.

Read more at http://www.yammiesnoshery.com/2014/10/cream-cheese-apple-coffee-cake.html#GZtohv3Ec2ie7PcG.99

Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix – back for the season. If you like pumpkin, you’ll <3 this. Use it to make pancakes OR muffins.

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Empire – a cross of McIntosh and Red Delicious

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How ’bout THIS for dessert? ;)

The Kistaco Farm set up at The Farmers’ Cooperative Market of East Liberty on Saturday.

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