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Fun Friday: Apple Crisp Pizza from The Girl Who Ate Everything

9 Oct
Apple desserts are wonderful in the autumn months!

Apple desserts are wonderful in the autumn months! This was a new one for us!

I love the fall almost as much as the summer. Fall is probably my second most favorite season in New England. I love the crisp air and the gorgeous array of colors, and most of all I love all of the foods and the “pick your own” opportunities for apples and pumpkins.

Even if you can’t pick your own fruits, you can still bake lots of amazing things with the fall fruits. The other night I made a Swedish Apple Pie, which is an all-time favorite of mine, and recently I tried a new dessert, an Apple Crisp Pizza. This new recipe was from a blog called The Girl Who Ate Everything. It was shared on Facebook, which is how I saw it first. I later saw it on another blog as well, and they’d seen it on the same blog. We all must love the idea of apples and caramel and pizza!

You too can have a pizza for dessert!

You too can have a pizza for dessert!

The recipe is super-easy and didn’t take much time at all. I shaped my crust sort of like a pie with a fluted edge, hoping to keep all the fruit from falling out, which seemed to work well and looked very pretty. I also used my round Pampered Chef pizza stone, which worked very well too. I figured if I was making a pizza, I should use my pizza stone!

If you’d like to make this same dessert at your house this fall, visit The Girl Who Ate Everything over at her blog and you’ll find her recipe ready and waiting for you!

Happy Fall Y’All!

Apple Pie for Breakfast

15 May

Apple Pie for Breakfast, one of my dreams come true.

If you saw that title on a recipe, and you loved anything apple as much as I did, wouldn’t you try it too? I know you would. I did.

Recently on another friend’s post from Pinterest, I saw that very thing: Apple Pie for Breakfast on a recipe for overnight oatmeal, one of my favorite things to make and eat for breakfast at my house during the week, and I knew I had to try it out, so I did. It was from a blog called Cooking with Jax. It also gave me the chance to try out my Reynold’s Slow Cooker Liners for the crock pot again, since I hadn’t been so convinced of their necessity the first time around. (I am now though!)

I loved this recipe. It truly did taste like Apple Pie for Breakfast. The difference between this recipe and the Weelicious recipe that I use and just add apples to, is I think, the apple juice in the liquids and the amount of apples it calls for. (I doubled this recipe for my family.) One of my kids loved it, two weren’t big fans, and Don liked it, but I’d make it again, even if I were the ONLY one who ate it (wishful thinking there.)

My Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner left my crock pot sparkling clean, just as it said.

And the liners…they were amazing. The crock pot truly was sparking clean afterwards, and I’ve used them again since and again it came out sparkling clean, so I guess my first experience with them was not the norm. I have one left in my box and then I’m definitely buying more (and hoping for another coupon).

Here is the recipe. Try it and see what you think! The notes below are all from the original recipe as seen here.

– 1 cup of steel cut oats*
– 3 diced apples (I use Gala)
– 1 cup apple juice (I use Oasis)
– 3 cups water
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions – Slow Cooker

For Best Results:  Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low until it reaches the consistency that you like.  Be sure to stir every hour or so.

* You can also cook longer without stirring, but you have to add more water liquid and it does come out a bit mushier.  Add an extra cup of liquid for 7-8 hours in the slow cooker.