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Apple Recipes, something for everyone

Apples are a reliable grocery store staple year round, which makes them a reliable option when you want to make a fruit dessert. During apple-picking season, it’s easy to come home with more apples than you know what do with. Here, then, is a collection of some of my favorite apple recipes. If you’re baking …

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Apple Crisp, simple and comforting (without oats)

It’s tough to beat apple crisp for a low effort dessert that’s pure comfort. It’s a dessert that’s like my favorite well-worn hoodie. It’s not flashy or particularly stylish, but when there’s a chill in the air it’s the first thing I reach for. Everyone should have an apple crisp recipe or two in their …

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Apple Pie, a flaky apple-cinnamon classic

Classic apple pie, when it’s good, is a delight to eat. And when it’s mediocre, well, it’s still pretty good. And for years, I made mediocre apple pies. I mean, they were good enough, especially when they were accompanied by a scoop of ice cream or a cup of piping hot coffee, but they weren’t …

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Cranberry Lapsang Poached Apples

These cranberry lapsang poached apples taste like the essence of fall. They are at once familiar and surprising, a sweet apple with no cinnamon to be found. And yet there are still warming, fragrant spices in the form of allspice and fresh ginger.  Lapsang souchong tea infuses the apples with a subtle smokiness, like a whiff …

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Apple Beehive, a burnished tower of apples

Ever since I first flipped through Elizabeth Prueitt’s latest cookbook, Tartine All Day, in the spring, I’ve wanted to make this apple beehive. It’s one of the kinds of genius ideas I turn to Prueitt for. Her bakery book, Tartine, has long been my go-to source for the most amazing bread pudding, a pumpkin tea cake with a beautiful …

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Roasted Heirloom Squash and Tart Apple Soup

Most Wednesdays during the growing season I go to the Green City Market in Lincoln Park. It is, of course, where I shop for fruits and vegetables. But I also like to go to the free chef demonstrations that the market hosts. Because these take place on Wednesday mornings, the crowd tends to be mostly retirees, …

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