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DIY Pinterest Fall Recipes

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Looking for a way to enjoy the Fall season despite living in Florida? The following are some Fall recipes from Pinterest to try:

Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

-1/2 cups of flour

-1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

-1 tablespoon of sugar

-1/4 tablespoon of salt

-One teaspoon of baking powder

-Two eggs

-Two tablespoons of melted butter

-1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

-1/2 cup of milk

-1/2 cup of pumpkin puree

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix eggs, butter, vanilla, milk and pumpkin.
  3. Pour in the wet ingredients to the bowl containing dry ingredients and mix them together until smooth.
  4. Add one-two tablespoons of flour if the batter is too runny.
  5. Spray the pan or griddle with cooking spray and set your burner to medium high heat.
  6. Add 1/3 cups of batter for each pancake.
  7. Cook pancakes until brown on one side and then flip and repeat.
  8. Enjoy the pancakes with syrup or whipped cream.

 

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

INGREDIENTS

Crust:

-Two cups of all-purpose flour

-1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar

-One cup (2 sticks) of butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling:

-Three (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened

-3/4 cup of sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

-Three large eggs

-One and 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Apples:

-Three Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped

-1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

-1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

Streusel Topping:

-One cup firmly packed brown sugar

-One cup all-purpose flour

-1/2 cup quick cooking oats

-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

Drizzle:

-1/2 cup caramel topping for drizzling after baked

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour and brown sugar. Slice in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9×13 baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Next add eggs, one  at a time and vanilla and stir it to combine. Pour over warm crust.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
  5. For the streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. I like to really combine it by using my clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the streusel topping over apples. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool.
  7. Serve it cold and enjoy.

 

Pumpkin Spiced Candied Nuts

INGREDIENTS

-1 1/2 cups of raw almonds, whole

-1 1/2 cups of raw pecans, whole

-1/4 cup of water

-3/4 cup of brown sugar

-1/4 cup of granulated sugar

-3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

-1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice

-1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

-1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

-1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger

-Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large saucepan, over medium-low heat, combine all ingredients except nuts. Stir until all sugar and spices have dissolved completely.
  2. Add in almonds and pecans, making sure all nuts are coated with the sugar mixture.
  3. Once coated, stir constantly (on med-low heat) for about 7-8 minutes, or until there is no more liquid in the pot. Remove from heat immediately (otherwise the sugars might burn).
  4. As soon as the nuts are done, pour nuts onto a sheet of parchment paper to cool (make sure they are flat and in a single layer, otherwise the nuts will stick to each other). If you want to sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to give them a ‘sugared’ look (as pictured), do it while the nuts are cooling so the cinnamon sugar will stick.
  5. Enjoy as a snack or dessert.

Baked Cinnamon Apples

INGREDIENTS

-1 apple

-1 teaspoon of brown sugar

-1/2 teaspoon of butter

-A pinch of cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Wash, slice and peel the apple
  2. Place apples into a microwave safe bowl
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the apples
  4. Top the mixture with butter
  5. Enjoy (optional: serve with vanilla ice cream)

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