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An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day>
What better way to enjoy your new dining room furnishings from Now & Den than learning a few new recipes? Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest shares a few of her apple favorites to pair perfectly with our An Apple a Day dining room.  There’s nothing better than the delicious smell of warm apples and it’s sure to bring you an instant feeling of comfort and warmth! 

1. Cinnamon Apple Puffed Pancake

A skillet baked apple pancake infused with cinnamon and vanilla, made with both baked and fresh apples, and finished up with an addictingly good cinnamon butter maple syrup. This is the ultimate breakfast for your family, friends, or even just yourself! The best part? It's easy to create and always turns our gorgeous!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 honeycrisp apple, thinly slice

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 4eggs

  • 2/3 cups whole milk

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • whipped cream, for serving 

    CINNAMON BUTTER MAPLE SYRUP

  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
    2. Arrange 3/4 of the apple slices in the bottom a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet and drizzle 4 tablespoons butter over the apples. Sprinkle the brown sugar over top of everything. Place the skillet in the center of the oven for 10 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Blend on high for 30 seconds to one minute or until the batter is smooth. Make sure no large clumps of flour remain. Remove the hot skillet from the oven and pour the batter into the skillet. Place the skillet in the center of the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the pancake is fully puffed and browned on top. Do not open the oven during the first 15 minutes of cooking or you might deflate your pancake.
    4. Remove the Dutch baby from the oven and serve topped with the remaining apple slices, whipped cream, and cinnamon syrup.

    CINNAMON BUTTER MAPLE SYRUP

    1. In a small saucepan, combine the maple, butter, and cinnamon and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Serve warm aside the dutch baby.

2. Honey, apple, cheddar, and bacon panini.

This honey, apple, cheddar, and bacon Panini is high on my “to-do” list. Buttered sourdough bread...I mean, that right there is close to perfection. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 slices sourdough bread

  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

  • 4 tablespoons apple butter

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded havarti cheese

  • 1 honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced

  • 8 slices cooked bacon

  • honey, for drizzling

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat a Panini press or large skillet over medium high heat.
2. Spread the outside of each slice of bread with butter. Spread the inside of half of the slices of bread with apple butter. On top of the apple butter, evenly layer the cheeses, apples, and bacon. Drizzle honey over top and sprinkle with thyme. Add the top piece of bread, buttered side facing up.
3. Place the sandwiches, one at a time, into the Panini press and cook until the cheese is melted. Serve each sandwich with a drizzle of honey and fresh thyme.

3. Apple butter old fashioned.

If there was ever a cocktail to love, this has got to be it. It’s loaded with all things warm and cozy...hello to homemade apple butter, cider, lemon, orange bitters, bourbon, and ginger beer for topping.

Something about making drinks is so fun and just puts you in a good mood...

INGREDIENTS

  • coarse sugar, for the rim (optional)

  • 1/4 cup apple cider

  • juice from 1/2 a lemon

  • dash of orange bitters

  • 1 tablespoon apple butter

  • 2 ounces bourbon

  • ginger beer or ginger kombucha, for topping(optional)

  • thinly sliced apples and cinnamon, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1. If desired, rim your glass with coarse sugar.
2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider, lemon juice, orange bitters, apple butter and bourbon. Shake to combine.
3. Strain into your prepared glass filled with ice. If desired top with ginger beer. Garnish with cinnamon and apples. DRINK!

If you want to further indulge yourself with more of Tieghan’s delicious recipes, visit https://www.halfbakedharvest.com. Bon Appétit!

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