Love the autumn and the newly harvested apples, cranberries, pumpkins and other fall-harvested ingredients. One of my favorite recipes combines apple, cranberries, and cinnamon with either apple juice or cider. Lovely combination of flavors! Think fall you not only think back to school, Halloween and football but new crop of apples, pumpkins and cranberries. Three of of my favorite foods. ? A lovely condiment to serve with chops, chicken, turkey or other poultry. Don’t be afraid to experiment when you cook, that’s how new recipes have always been created! For more cranberry compote recipes click here. whole cranberries ready to cook Granny Smith Apples Apple Lovin’ Cranberry Compote 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup apple juice or cider 1 cup sugar 1 medium to large granny smith apple Cinnamon sticks 14 oz fresh whole cranberries (or frozen not defrosted) 1 cinnamon stick Preparation Peel and chop the apple into roughly chopped chunks. These chunks will break down during cooking but smaller chop works best. It is fine to have some pieces larger so they show in the finished product. Into a saucepan bring the juice or cider, cinnamon stick and sugar to a boil. Add the cranberries, apples to pot and stir.
Thoughts of fall start coming to me every August. Come October I’m ready to see the leaves turning their glorious splendor. I’m fortunate to live overlooking the New Jersey Palisades which turn brilliant across the Hudson River and often the contrast of the warm yellows, oranges, and reds against the grayish but still sunny skies is incredible! But no doubt about it, my favorite season is autumn because of the foods, warm fires and sitting with friends enjoying each other’s company which is some of the best things in life! I always look forward to the change of seasons even though I’m sad to see summer leave so soon but I will miss those luscious fully vine ripened tomatoes sadly! I have a life long time love affair with cranberries, pumpkin, and the winter squashes. Yes, I’ll be posting more seasonal dishes using these favorite ingredients soon too. Getting ready for the holiday season is always fun for me! Here are just a few of my many recipes for that help with my addiction to cranberry compotes. Don’t just think of them as a side to pork, turkey, chicken or even duck, but rather a tasty addition to some plain or
Do you love passing down recipes? The Secret Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe from the Corse Family Farm is a passed down family recipe. This is the memory tugging from childhood kind of recipe. Aren’t those the best? There is a lot to be said for passing recipes down to the family and friends. So much of the pleasure in our lives can come from childhood memories sitting around the table and the traditions we have developed with our families. There may be other recipes similar in idea to what we remember growing up but, they are never quite right to our taste buds memories. Why did I start food blogging? One of the reasons I started blogging recipes, is to make sure mine are passed on to my children, future grandchildren and friends. My grandmother taught me to make some of her specialties and if she didn’t pass the recipes on to me, they would have been lost for eternity. I would compare recipes to hearing that song that always brings back memories. he recipes we’ve indulged in growing up are a part of our history. Watch Abbie Corse make her dad’s favorite muffins: Apple Oatmeal Muffins