Today is the final day of our Thanksgiving Week! Are you full yet? I hope not, because it is time for dessert! Somehow no matter how much I eat on Thanksgiving, there is always room for dessert. And of course it is Thanksgiving, so dessert has got to be pie. Unless you are TheBetterHalf – he likes chocolate chip cookies for Thanksgiving dessert, which I think is just weird. But when he has Thanksgiving with my family in Thanksgiving, I humor him and make cookies and pie.
In our family, the pie of choice is apple pie – but not just any old apple pie – an apple crumb pie! And it tastes even better, because it is made by my dad. Now I think this recipe is technically my mom’s, but my dad has been making it every Thanksgiving since I can remember, so I think it is safe to call it Dad’s apple crumb pie. Continue reading →
My absolute favorite fruit to eat in the summertime is a ripe peach (or nectarine – to me they are interchangeable!). They are so sweet and juicy – I just can’t get enough of them. And berries are a close second, so when I saw a recipe for a peachberry buckle on King Arthur Flour, I just knew I had to make it! They made up a word that fuses together my two favorite fruits, how could I not try it?! If you are wondering what the heck a buckle is, it is just a coffee cake made with fresh fruit. This version has a very light and fluffy cake layered with sweet peaches and berries and topped with a delicious cinnamon crumb topping. It is heavenly! The fruit keeps the cake moist and gives it an amazing flavor. You can use any kind of berry that you want. I used blueberries in mine and it turned out really well. The crumb topping has a splash of almond extract – you can omit this if you aren’t a fan of that flavor. This buckle / coffee cake is a perfect way to highlight summer’s delicious fruits! Continue reading →