Dutch Apple Cider Pancake

With 35 pounds of apples sitting in the refrigerator, apples must be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Starting the day with this apple pancake is wonderful because it’s delicious, impressive looking, and I’ve engineered the cooking process to be as efficient as possible. The extra-large pancake is baked in a skillet, which makes the simple batter puffy, rumpled, crispy around the edges, and golden brown. The pancake encases meltingly soft apples, and the whole thing is drizzled with a … Continue reading

Apple Cake Muffins

Another way to use up some apples! I love a good Jewish apple cake, but my mom inspired me to make individual apple cake muffins after describing the ones she gets at a local deli. I fiddled with my apple cake recipe to end up with a muffin that is evenly flavored and not too eggy. This iteration is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a mid-day pick-me-up. And did you check out my muffin top?! It’s a thing of glory! … Continue reading

Apple and Cheddar Scones

My kitchen was a scone factory the other day. David requested that I make lemon blueberry scones, and although they are delicious, I was shocked because he never requests anything sweet. It was a big endorsement! And then I was craving a batch of apple cheddar scones that I first made two years ago and have been pondering ever since. These scones have a surprisingly small amount of sugar in them, and they strike the perfect balance between sweet and … Continue reading