I know I’ve been gone for a while (I moved to Atlanta in September & it took a while to find my feet!) but I’m back. And look, I bought pie, figuratively speaking of course! If you’re looking for a knockout pie for the holidays (or just about anytime) that still has some down-home flair, you just can’t go wrong with a Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie. It’s really one of my fave apple pies (ok, I have two favorites, this one and a caramelly one that I’ll post sometime) from the crispy, crunchy streusel on top down to the layer upon layer of tart, creamy, dreamy apples.
It’s not very often that you’ll see me post a muffin recipe. For a couple of decades now, I’ve been using a recipe that I’ve adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, Big, Beautiful Muffins and there are so many variations that I’m normally absolutely content in making those. But there are few muffins that aren’t able to be made with that recipe…one is a pumpkin muffin, and so came about Healthier Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins and the other is a banana muffin. And that’s where these marvelous muffins, King Arthur Banana Streusel Muffins come in.
Every spring I hafta make this coffee cake and this is not just any old coffee cake, it’s my Rhubarb Coffee Cake with a Vanilla Streusel and to top it all off, a Vanilla Sauce. Did you get all that? It’s a one, two, three punch of sweet tart goodness.
Dulce de Leche – does it translate as caramel of the Gods? I love it in these marvelous Apple Crisps; just a dab of Dulce de Leche simply transforms these crisps into deeply caramelly goodness. No Dulce de Leche? Make with any salted caramel, easy caramel or butterscotch sauce, home-made or store-bought.