An Apple Retrospective
I’m slightly resentful that we’re already in Apple Month here at S&S – not because of the fruit itself, of course – but because, as Streusel pointed out, apples are a sign of fall. We never got much of a summer here in Seattle, so it feels counter-intuitive to be celebrating fall already. With the exception of one really warm week, I felt like I spent most of this summer waiting for summer to actually start. My Early Girl tomatoes are finally coming ripe – in September. I’ve been cheated!
Nonetheless, it’s time to deal with reality – fall is coming. And it’s been a very busy start, so rather than have a new apple recipe for you this week, I’m going to do a bit of a retrospective. I’ve been traveling quite a bit, mostly for work, spending a week in DC (where I got to spend sometime with this lovely and her awesome Sous Chef) and then some playtime in NYC. During my travels I managed to come down with an ugly cold, so returning home and to the kitchen wasn’t something I wasn’t interested in (with the exception of one batch of matzo ball soup, a recipe I make when I’m feeling my most pathetic).
Happily, we’ve got some fantastic apple recipes on this blog to help me get excited for fall – some of my own and some of Streusel’s that I’ve been meaning to make forever. Apparently all it takes me to enthusiastically about a new season is a bit of butter, some phyllo dough, and cinnamon.
Streusel made these a few years back, and they are the perfect combination of simple to make and look amazing. Adding to the “must bake” list for this year!
I made this for the first time recently, and it’s a perfect dessert to take to dinner parties and other places you want to impress people. Or, you know, if you want a tasty dessert just to please yourself.
I’m instantly invested in anything with phyllo – and in fact, I also have some extra phyllo hanging out in my freezer AND about a million apples falling from my apple tree.
And speaking of having a million apples – this is the *perfect* time to jam and can some of those apples!
September 11, 2016
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