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Apple-Pumpkin Pie from Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade

Rachel Saunders is a jam maven. In her second book, Blue Chairs Cooks with Jam & Marmalade, she is not making jams but employing them in savory and sweet dishes. Sweet like this one. This dish is one of those “why didn’t I ever think of that” masterpieces. For Thanksgiving we all have our pumpkin…

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Apple Pie with Bacon Streusel from Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam

Let us begin with the well-deserved credits. The photo is by EJ Armstrong from the cookbook Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam. The photo is a work of art. The pie is something that immediately caught my eye. I’m reading the cookbook and I love apple pie and I do like streusel toppings. But bacon streusel?…

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Kelly’s Rustic Apple Tart [or crostata!]

Apple Pie. A wonderful thing. I can’t remember the last time Suzen and I made one. Pumpkin Pie of course every Thanksgiving. But apple? We’ve made the transition that many of you have. We’ve gone from pie to tart, or, technically crostata. My daughter visited me recently for my birthday, a surprise visit, and made…

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Sangria is a word that conjures up languid summer evenings. Some tapas, a pitcher of the fruity liquid, and a comfy chair. After two or three glasses, the world is fine. Living in the Hudson Valley, we are surrounded by apples, which are often part of the fruit of our summer sangrias. But, for this…

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