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Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Dip

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Dip

Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Dip

Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Dip

Make the most of apple season by whipping up a slightly sweetened peanut butter dip that pairs perfectly with just-picked apples.

By combining a few pantry staples, it’s easy to create a healthy dip that can be on the table in a matter of minutes. Simply slice a few apples and arrange them along with dip on a sturdy platter like this Chef’s Table Platter from Oneida.

Terrific for the back to school season and just right for little hands to dip into, this nourishing snack is a tasty way to enjoy the abundance of apples—and all the goodness of autumn.

APPLE SLICES WITH PEANUT BUTTER DIP

1/3 cup regular or reduced-fat peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Apple slices, for dipping
For dip, in a small bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon; stir until smooth. Serve with apple slices. Makes 12 servings.

Thanks to Oneida for providing serveware

Herb and Apple Dressing

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Friday, November 7, 2014

Herb and Apple Dressing

Herb and Apple Dressing

Capture the flavors of classic herb stuffing but tweak just a bit with tradition, and prepare this delicious dressing starring some of the season’s top ingredients.

A package of seasoned stuffing mix shortcuts the process of preparing bread cubes and the addition of a crisp apple along with fresh herbs makes this dressing delicious. If you are going to your loved one’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, tote the dressing in this Anchor Hocking Oven Basics 6 piece Bake ‘n Take Set for the ultimate in practicality. Simply garnish with a few apple slices and sage leaves for a pretty presentation.

Add this flavorful dressing recipe to your collection of Thanksgiving recipes, and savor a cornucopia of seasonal flavors year after year.

HERB AND APPLE DRESSING

Nonstick cooking spray
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium celery rib, chopped
1 large cooking apple, cored and chopped
1 (12-ounce) package herb seasoned stuffing
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 to 2 cups regular or reduced sodium chicken broth, as needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and apple. Cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often. Place seasoned stuffing in a large bowl; pour onion mixture over stuffing. Add parsley, sage, and poultry seasoning. Gradually stir in about 1 to 1 3/4 cups broth, until the dressing is moistened but not soggy; season with salt and pepper. Place in prepared baking dish; drizzle with 1/4 cup broth, if desired. Cover, and bake 30 minutes. Remove cover; bake until top is golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

Thanks to Anchor Hocking for providing photography and bakeware

Applesauce Pecan Muffins

As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Applesauce Pecan Muffins

Applesauce Pecan Muffins

Celebrate apple season with mouthwatering muffins topped with the tasty goodness of sugary pecans. An autumnal treat that will appeal to both children and adults, these yummy muffins are quick to prepare and are bursting with homespun flavor.

You can grease the muffin cups or line them with paper liners, whichever way you prefer. I chose this nonstick muffin pan from Oneida to ensure the muffins cook perfectly and are easy to remove. Perfect for a bake sale, school function, or weekend brunch, these seasonal goodies are ideal for a crowd.

So if you would like to satisfy the craving for a homey apple treat, make these muffins. After all, orchard-fresh apples never tasted so good.

APPLESAUCE PECAN MUFFINS

MUFFINS
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
1 cup applesauce

TOPPING
3/4 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 15 muffin cups or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and butter. Stir in applesauce. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. For topping, in a small bowl combine pecans and 2 teaspoons sugar; sprinkle over muffins. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 15 muffins.

Thanks to Oneida for providing photography and bakeware