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Stuffed Baked Apples (Gluten-Free)

baked stuffed apples

It is apple season! I love apple season. What’s your favorite variety of apple? We eat dozens of apples during apple season. When they’re in season, apples are fresh and juicy and tasty. There are loads of apple orchards in central Pennsylvania, and we buzz from one to another, sampling the fruits of their labor. Most of the time, we use an apple wedger to core and slice the apples. If I’m partaking alone, it ends there. If the girls are sharing my apple, I use my favorite peeler to remove the skin and part of the apple flesh. (I remove … Read more

How to Make Applesauce in the CrockPot

how to make applesauce

I learned how to make applesauce years ago, and I marveled at how easy it is. I love to make applesauce, and the crockpot makes it especially easy. Seriously. You start it and then you walk away for some hours. I actually forgot about my applesauce this time, allowing it to cook all afternoon and overnight. When I remembered it the next day, it had gotten a little closer to apple butter than apple sauce, but it still tasted great. Unless you let it cook wildly too long (like days), you don’t have to worry about burning applesauce when you … Read more

Pan Fried Apples

Simple and easy pan fried apples - This southern recipe uses cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar to make the best apples, way better than canned. Good for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Great to top pancakes. Gluten free. Made in a skillet.

On the way home from church last week, Grace said, You know those apples we get when we’re at a restaurant? “No, what apples?” I asked. You know, those apples with the sauce? And they’re thick like apple pie? “Oh, right. Yes, I know those apples,” I said. Can we have those for supper tonight? I knew there was a bag full of apples on the kitchen table, so I said “Yes, of course.” before I even considered that I didn’t know how to make said apples. When we got home, I tried to Google said apples, but I didn’t … Read more

Apple Ring Pancakes


Breakfast for dinner is comfort food, don’t you think? I do. This particular recipe includes fruit, making it a wee bit healthier than plain old pancakes. That might be wishful thinking. I like to serve these pancakes with an omelet or sausage patties and a dish of fried apples. They are delicious, and pairing them with protein and cooked apples makes a perfect dinner. This recipe is very easy to make gluten-free by substituting Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking and Pancake Mix for the regular pancake mix. We love Pamela’s and have used it for years!   Print Recipe Apple Ring Pancakes … Read more

My Favorite Apple Crisp Recipe

Over the years, I’ve posted quite a few different apple crisp recipes. Easy Apple Crisp Crunchy Apple Crisp (the first recipe) Quick Apple Crisp (the second recipe) Grace’s Apple Crisp I always have to dig through all of them in order to find this particular one. It’s by far my favorite, coming out perfectly every single time we make it. I’ve completely stopped using my other recipes; this one is just too good. I’ve made this crisp with pears, with peaches, and with apples. It’s always perfect and delicious. If I hadn’t missed cherry season this year, I would have … Read more

Homemade Apple Butter on the Stove or in the CrockPot

How to make the best homemade apple butter in the CrockPot or on the stovetop - This healthy, simple, and easy recipe is perfect for canning or freezing. It can be made with sugar or no sugar so it is healthy. Seasoned with cinnamon. Gluten-free.

I can’t resist warm homemade bread when it’s topped with melting butter and homemade apple butter. So now you know, Dear Reader. Want to hear my secrets? Tempt me with some warm homemade bread with butter and homemade apple butter. I’ll tell you everything I know. Now that we’ve perfected the whole wheat bread recipe, we’ve been making it a couple of times a week. A loaf of bread used to sit around here for a month, but that was when we bought the cardboard-like diet bread. Homemade whole wheat bread doesn’t last a whole week around here; all three … Read more