Apple Picking Season Has Commenced. Fail-Proof Dessert Recipes (Yours, Not Mine).

I don’t bake. Well, I do bake, but I stink at it. Suffice it to say, if I were in a dessert challenge on Top Chef, I would definitely be asked to pack my knives and go. But it’s apple picking season, so that means apple pie, apple crisp, apple turnovers and whatever else you can do with apples. I decided to get a jump start on the season and take my son apple picking at Applecrest the other day. Let me tell you, apples from the tree are not cheap. To pick a peck (a small bag) of apples was $18! I figured it would be “all about the experience”, which was fun, but it took us all of ten minutes to fill our peck.

After hitting up the grocery store for a couple boxes of ready-to-bake pie crusts (did I mention I don’t bake?), we headed home to get knee deep in apple wizardry. I pulled up my go-to recipe site,, and scoured the apple turnover recipes and anything else that seemed fail-proof. In addition to the apple/walnut/cheddar cheese turnover recipe that sounded super delicious, we also concocted a dinosaur “cookie” recipe (cut from one of those dinosaur sandwich molds).  

To no one’s surprise, the apple turnovers were terrible and the apple cookies looked better than they tasted. Apparently, you need almost a pound of sugar to make anything taste good. However, they looked pretty (see pictures below) so if you were to pass up tasting them, you may think I am Martha Stewart incarnate.

SOS, readers—save me from additional baking disasters! Please share with us your favorite fall dessert recipes and inspire a community of deliciousness.


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2 Responses

  1. Carrie

    The key to most all apple recipes is letting the peeled and cut apples sit in about 1/4 cup of sugar, tablespoon of Cinnamon, teaspoon of nutmeg. cover and let sit in the fridge for a day or so. shake the apples every so often to allow them to be thoroughly coated.

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