PIF Halloween > Caramel Apples October is Halloween. National Candy Apple Day and National Caramel Apple Day are October 31st (Halloween). And October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month. So we tied them all together with this recipe for Popcorn Caramel Apples, plus more caramel and candy apple recipes. Round up with other recipes (I think […]

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[1] A special fall pizza with pumpkin purée, apples, bacon and sage (photos #1, #3 and #4 © Good Eggs). [2] Cut and precook raw bacon. Fifteen minutes on the pizza isn’t enough to cook raw bacon (photo © Jami Lynn Gardner | CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 License). [3] Pumpkin purée is not sweetened. That’s pumpkin pie filling. […]

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[1] A seasonal carbonara, with bacon and apples. The recipe is below (photos #1 and #2 © Delallo). [2] If you can’t find mezzi rigatoni locally, head to DeLallo’s online store. [3] Mezzi rigatoni close up (photo © J. Eltovski | Morguefile). [4] This delicious bacon is from Butcherbox, a quality meat subscription service with […]

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[1] The juicy, crisp, refreshing Rave apple (all photos © Stemilt). [2] So many apples look alike. You’ll find a label that identifies Rave. [3] Rave apples growing on a tree in Washington State. [4] From the tree and into the box. [5] A flat of Rave apples at the grocery. [6] One of Rave’s […]

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Vegetables are delicious pickled, but so are fruits. Think sweet fruit in a spicy and tart marinade. This recipe for pickled apples, to celebrate National Apple Week, came to us from U.S. Apple. According to A Healthier Michigan, the first full week in August is National Apple Week. We can’t find other references for this […]

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[1] Our favorite Halloween candy is candy apples (photo by Sevenmarie | CreativeCommons is licensed under CC-BY 2.0). [2] Enjoy them plain, but we like to add a topping, as in the photo below (photo © Splenda). [3] Add some toppings, from the sunflower seeds in this photo to candy corn, chopped nuts, Halloween sprinkles, […]

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Every Halloween season we look forward to a crunchy-coated red candy apple and a chewy caramel apple. If you can’t have sugar, worry not: We have recipes for sugar-free/no sugar added candy and caramel apples. Sugar Free Candy Apples Recipe Sugar Free Caramel Apples Recipe   DECORATING THE APPLES We couldn’t find a sugar-free candy […]

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Why wait for next fall, when caramel apples are a well-deserved winter comfort food? We love caramel apples, so we didn’t hesitate to adapt this recipe (photo #1) from Produce For Kids, switching the pears for crunchy apples and using warm caramel. There are two ways to enjoy this recipe: our way, with warm, drippy […]

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