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Dwight Shrute embodies the season. With these recipes, you can too!

Dwight Shrute embodies the season. With these recipes, you can too!

Dwight Shrute embodies the season. With these recipes, you can too!

If you have been paying attention to the weather, you will have noticed that it’s been getting chillier. Fall is finally here! Here are some tasty autumn and Halloween treat recipes to get you in the spirit of the season.

 

Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes

source: https://www.livewellbakeoften.com/baked-apple-cider-donut-holes/

(makes 24 donut holes or 10 donuts)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple cider (reduced to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

(for the cinnamon sugar coating)

  • 4-6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 24-count mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add the apple cider to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 7-10 minutes or until the apple cider has reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from the heat, pour the apple cider into a heatproof bowl, and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the cooled reduced apple cider, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and melted butter until fully combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Evenly distribute the batter between all 24 cavities of the mini muffin pan. I prefer to use a piping bag to make this step easier, but a ziplock bag with the corner cut off works well too.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 11-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the donut holes comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Carefully remove from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

(to make the coating)

  1. Add the melted butter to a small heatproof bowl and set aside. Start with 4 tablespoons and melt 1-2 more tablespoons of butter if needed to coat all of the donut holes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Take each donut hole and dunk it into the melted butter, making sure it is fully coated. Then dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture, making sure to coat well. Repeat until all of the donut holes are coated.

Pumpkin Bread 

source: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pumpkin-bread-recipe-1957866

(makes 2 loaves)

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter and flour two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans.
  3. Stir together the sugar and oil in a bowl. Stir in the eggs and pumpkin.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients in separate bowl.
  5. Blend the dry ingredients and water into wet mixture, alternating.
  6. Divide the batter between two loaf pans.
  7. Bake until cake tester comes out clean, 1 hour.
  8. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from the pans and cool.

 

Caramel Apples

source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/caramel-apples/

(makes 8 to 10 apples)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 to 10 wooden sticks
  • 8 to 10 medium tart apples

Directions:

  1. In a heavy 3-qt. saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and milk; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 248° on a candy thermometer, about 30-40 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  4. Insert wooden sticks into apples.
  5. Dip each apple into hot caramel mixture; turn to coat.
  6. Set on waxed paper to cool.

 

Pumpkin Seeds

source: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/13768/roasted-pumpkin-seeds/

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.

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