Monday, October 10, 2011


It's apple season!  

I stumbled upon a post about the MI Apple Trail and I knew I had to see it...I've been wanting to go to the Eastern Market for years, pretty much since we moved here, and the apples got me there.  
They were pretty neat.  The Market was amazing, I'll post more about that later.  I did try a SweeTango while we were there, I liked it, but not as well as Honey Crisp.

For Lizzie's Oktober Fest Birthday Celebration I made Apple Strudel.  I started out using Paula Deen's recipe, and made her filling with just a few tweaks.  I used almonds instead of pecans, Nilla wafers instead of shortbread cookies, and added 2 tlbs of flour.  Then I realized I had purchased Puff Pastry instead of Phyllo dough.  So...I looked up a recipe on the Pepperidge Farm site which instructed me to roll out the pastry and then I filled, sealed and baked.  After it had cooled I added the glaze.
Yummy yum.  I think I'll make this again for Thanksgiving.

I love apple season...and we haven't even been to the Cider Mill yet.


Bethany said...

First of all, I like "zut alors, I have missed one!" Made me smile. Second of all... your posts inevitably make me salivate. Either your pictures are just downright amazing, or it really is absolutely heavenly to taste... either way... I salivate. Looks so tastey!

Missi said...

Yay for Fall and apples! I'm am living vicariously through you...Strudel looks amazing.

katie+brandon said...

Um, That strudel looks divine. No, beyond divine. seriously, it looks incredible. I want. I LOVE the pictures of the market, so creative. I love them so much. It looks fun, you always do fun stuff. Love it all!

Kimberlee said...

Wow. That might be the most beautiful dessert you have evere posted-and there have been a lot of good ones. It looks so good. Usually posts like this inspire me and I think, maybe I could do that too. But this one, I am thinking, is out of my league.