Compensation was provided by Folgers® . All opinions and recipes are my own.
As the last day of summer has passed, fall is now in full swing and Nate and I couldn’t be happier. This has always been my favorite time of year–mainly because of the falling leaves and their exquisite colors, the many many delicious desserts, and smelling the grapes during harvest season in my hometown of North East, Pennsylvania.
Unfortuantely, it’s been years since I’ve been home to see the leaves change or to even have my mom’s delicious apple pie; but the traditions will stay with me and I am very much looking forward to spending Thanksgiving back home.
As is tradition, breakfasts at my parents’ home has always included everything yummy like their delectable french toast, bacon, and vanilla coffee. Since I’ve been young, I always associate the scent of vanilla coffee with my parents’ house and how delicious and welcoming it was.
So, needlessly to say–I was beyond excited to see that Folgers® came out with Gourmet Selections in Vanilla Biscotti. The hint of vanilla biscotti flavor paired with gourmet coffee make for not only a tasty, but nostalgic experience.
Additionally, Caramel Drizzle® was a close second for me, pairing perfectly with this new recipe Nate and I made up for the fall. The recipe, apple caramel puff pastry, was the perfect marriage of our parents’ apple pies. With it’s smaller portion and unbelievably delicious cinnamon apple topping, this dessert recipe has quickly become our g0- to for the cooler season.
Make it here:
2 apples cubed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 Sheet puff pastry dough (store bought works great!)
Vanilla Ice Cream
Pre-heat your oven to 400. Cut puff pastry sheet into squares and press into granulated sugar on both sides and set on a greased baking sheet. Put puff pastry squares in the oven. It should take about 15 minutes or so, watch to see when they turn a light golden brown. While those are baking, combine the apples, sugars, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix to coat the apple pieces in all the ingredients. Get a medium non-stick pan and add the butter on medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the apple mixture, stir and cover. Stir this occasionally, but keep covered for most of the time to bake the apples. Cook until the apples are nice and soft.
To serve place a puff pastry square on a small plate and spoon apples with sauce over it. Place a scoop of ice cream on top and finish with some caramel sauce. Delish!