Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

This delicious homemade Slow Cooker Pumpkin butter is perfect for fall. Add to your toast, muffins, or use it in some fall recipes for added flavor. Delicious!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

I’m sure you’ve tried apple butter, but have you tried pumpkin butter?  This homemade slow cooker version is delicious and so simple to put together. Not to mention it’s much more cost effective than buying a jar from the store. I happen to think this pumpkin butter is also perfect for gift giving. I plan on giving few jars away as random fall gifts.

This Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter recipe is really simple. Just a few ingredients cooked in the slow cooker and you have wonderful homemade pumpkin butter. Your house will smell amazing too!.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 3/4 cups Pumpkin Puree
  • 2/3 cup Apple Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • pinch of Salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
  3. Remove lid, stir and cook for 1-2 additional hours until mixture has darkened and thickened.
  4. Turn off slow cooker and allow to cool.
  5. Transfer to jars and refrigerate.

Do you have a favorite fall dessert? The cool weather we’ve been having is really making us want apples and pumpkins!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter
Ingredients
  • 3 3/4 cups Pumpkin Puree
  • 2/3 cup Apple Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • pinch of Salt
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.
  3. Remove lid, stir and cook for 1-2 additional hours until mixture has darkened and thickened.
  4. Turn off slow cooker and allow to cool.
  5. Transfer to jars and refrigerate.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

 

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

This Old Fashioned Apple Crisp recipe will make for a great family dessert this fall.  Apples topped with an oat streusel topping then baked, pure deliciousness. Since this dish requires only a few ingredients, it comes together quite quickly.

This Old Fashioned Apple Crisp recipe will make for a great family dessert this fall. Apples topped with an oat streusel topping then baked, pure deliciousness. Since this dish requires only a few ingredients, it comes together quite quickly.

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Every time Fall rolls around, I get really excited about all the orchard fresh apples that will be available. The apples around these parts are delicious this time of year. 😉 Apples on their own are delicious, of course, but apple desserts are pretty tasty as well! Like my Caramel Apple Dip and today’s recipe for Old Fashioned Apple Crisp that I’m going to share!

This apple crisp is one of those simple recipes that can be put together and tossed in the oven in only a few minutes. The wonderful apple and cinnamon layer will have the house smelling scrumptious in no time. While the crunchy streusel makes for the perfect topping.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Apples ( I like tart apples best for this)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup uncooked Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Butter, cold

cut apples

DIRECTIONS

  1. Peel, core and slice apples.
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. Layer apples into baking dish.
  4. Mix together flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon in a bowl.
  5. Add in vanilla and cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork.
  6. Work until mixture forms large crumbs.
  7. Sprinkle over apples.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are soft.

streusel

Do you have a favorite fall dessert that you make often? With or without apples?

This Old Fashioned Apple Crisp recipe will make for a great family dessert this fall. Apples topped with an oat streusel topping then baked, pure deliciousness. Since this dish requires only a few ingredients, it comes together quite quickly.

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
Ingredients
  • 6 Apples
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup uncooked Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Butter cold
Instructions
  1. Peel, core and slice apples.
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. Layer apples into baking dish.
  4. Mix together flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon in a bowl.
  5. Add in vanilla and cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork.
  6. Work until mixture forms large crumbs.
  7. Sprinkle over apples.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are soft.

 

Delicious Caramel Apple Dip

Delicious Caramel Apple Dip - You're going to want to find a spoon, I mean an apple or two, to try this delicious Caramel Apple Dip!

Apple season is nearly here!  Nothing beats the taste and crunch of fresh local apples. 🙂  This in year in anticipation of all the delicious apple varieties, we’re going to head to a local orchard to grab as many varieties as possible to do a taste test!  I think my daughter will have fun choosing her favourite apple.  It will be a fun learning experience and a great tradition we will surely love.

Not that fresh local apples need anything to make them taste better, but this year I’ll be making a batch of this delicious Caramel Apple Dip to go with our apple slices. This dip is seriously amazing! The sweetness of this dip is just perfect paired with apples (or a spoon… 😉 ).

Caramel apple dip

DELICIOUS CARAMEL APPLE DIP You're going to want to find a spoon, I mean an apple or two, to try this delicious Caramel Apple Dip!
INGREDIENTS

For Caramel

  • 15-20 unwrapped caramels (depending how rich you want your dip)
  • 1/4 cup milk

For Dip

  • 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt

DELICIOUS CARAMEL APPLE DIP You're going to want to find a spoon, I mean an apple or two, to try this delicious Caramel Apple Dip!

DIRECTIONS

1. Cream together cream cheese, yogurt, brown sugar, and vanilla until mixed well
2. On medium heat, combine caramels and 1/4 cup of milk stirring occasionally until it hits a boil
3. Pour caramel over your cream cheese dip and mix together gently ( don’t mix in all the way, you want to be able to see the caramel)
4. Serve with a mix of your favorite apples

DELICIOUS CARAMEL APPLE DIP You're going to want to find a spoon, I mean an apple or two, to try this delicious Caramel Apple Dip!

I want to know, what is your favorite apple variety?

Caramel Apple Dip
Ingredients
  • For Caramel
  • 15-20 unwrapped caramels depending how rich you want your dip
  • 1/4 cup milk whichever % you like
  • For Dip
  • 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Cream together cream cheese, yogurt, brown sugar, and vanilla until mixed well
  2. On medium heat, combine caramels and 1/4 cup of milk stirring occasionally until it hits a boil
  3. Pour caramel over your cream cheese dip and mix together gently ( don't mix in all the way, you want to be able to see the caramel)
  4. Serve with a mix of your favorite apples

Delicious Grilled Peaches

You’ve got to try these Grilled Peaches. They’re delicious and ridiculously easy to make!
You've got to try these Grilled Peaches. They're delicious and ridiculously easy to make! #bbq #grill #peaches #dessert

I’ve got a ridiculously easy, but super delicious recipe for you today!  It’s Grilled Peaches!  Perfect for the summer peach season to finish off a tasty BBQ. I particularly like these grilled peaches because they feel like a treat without having any really unhealthy ingredients.

Like I said, these are so simple…  All you need are:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Peaches – cut in half
  • Coconut sugar (optional), you can use honey or maple syrup too
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Once the peaches are cut in half, sprinkle a tsp of sugar on top of each one and allow to sit for a minute.
  2. Coat the grill with PAM spray and grill the peaches face down,  until you can hear them sizzle ( between 2 to 4 minutes)
  3. Check on them at that time to see if they have the grill marks.  If so, they’re done!

If you’d like, you can serve these with ice cream or whipped cream. We prefer them just like this, as it’s naturally sweet and then there are no extra calories! 🙂  Enjoy!

You've got to try these Grilled Peaches. They're delicious and ridiculously easy to make! #bbq #grill #peaches #dessert

Homemade Oreos

If you are fan of the famous Oreo cookie, you will love this Homemade Oreo Cookie recipe. The filling is the to die for! No need to buy store bought, you can save some money and make these at home.

If you are fan of the famous Oreo cookie, you will love this Homemade Oreo Cookie recipe. The filling is the to die for! No need to buy store bought, you can save some money and make these at home.

Homemade Oreos

We’re big fans of the Oreo cookie in this house. I personally love the chocolate ones while my daughter and husband prefer the vanilla ones. (but will eat any available flavor!)  They’re even called “Grandpa cookies” at my parent’s house and Sienna requests a “Grandpa cookie” when we’re there for Sunday dinner each week. I think it’s the cutest.

Just like the real Oreos, these cookies are fun to twist apart so you can lick the filling. As I prefer to do. My daughter just takes tiny bites of the entire cookie. I’m pretty sure my husband just throws the whole cookie in his mouth…

I’m pretty pleased with how close these resemble the taste of the real thing. You’re gonna love them!

INGREDIENTS

Cookies:

  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 1 Egg

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup softened Butter
  • 1/4 cup Shortening
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract

Oreo CollageDIRECTIONS

  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. Beat in the butter and egg until dough comes together.
  3. Place between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll out to betwwen 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
  6. Use a 2″ circle cookie cutter to make cookies.
  7. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 9 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely.
  10. Cream together butter, vanilla and sugar.
  11. Gradually beat in the sugar.
  12. Continue beating until fluffy.
  13. Transfer filling to a piping bag with a round tip.
  14. Pipe filling onto a cookie to nearly cover.
  15. Place another cookie on top of the filling and lightly press.

cookies

filling

Homemade Oreos
Servings: 20 -25 Cookies
Ingredients
  • Cookies:
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup softened Butter
  • 1/4 cup Shortening
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. Beat in the butter and egg until dough comes together.
  3. Place between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll out to between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
  6. Use a 2" cookie cutter and make cookies.
  7. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 9 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely.
  10. Cream together butter, vanilla and sugar.
  11. Gradually beat in the sugar.
  12. Continue beating until fluffy.
  13. Transfer filling to piping bag with round tip.
  14. Pipe filling onto a cookie to nearly cover.
  15. Place another cookie on top of the filling and lightly press.

Now, The all important question.  How do you like to eat your Oreo cookies?

If you are fan of the famous Oreo cookie, you will love this Homemade Oreo Cookie recipe. The filling is the to die for! No need to buy store bought, you can save some money and make these at home.