A is for Apples: A-peel-ing Apple Desserts!

This article first appeared on www.ou.org 11 October 2007

The weather is quickly turning cooler and the days are getting shorter. It’s hard to believe that fall is finally here. When my children were young, they loved to go apple-picking, bringing home bagfuls of apples to use in all sorts of ways. There’s nothing like eating a crisp, juicy apple right off the tree.

Some people love their apples crisp and tart, whereas others prefer them sweet and juicy. Apples are very versatile and are popular in many desserts: they can be baked in crisps, pies, cakes, muffins or quick breads. My Baba Masha always had homemade applesauce in her refrigerator and baked apples were one of my favorite desserts.

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From the Food Editor of ShalomBoston.com

Food Editor’s Notes: I am always looking for cookies that taste good but aren’t too sweet and have an interesting texture, especially crispy-chewy with pieces of ingredients that provide a burst of flavor. This cookie certainly fills the bill and more, given that it has lots of healthy ingredients, including the latest to be recommended, flaxseed (full of Omega-3s, the good-for-you fat). These are really delicious – a great treat for a snack or dessert. And despite all the ingredients, they are easy to make – just dump everything into the food processor and you only have one item to wash. I made smaller cookies and ended up with about 6 dozen, but my 15-year-old son and two of his friends were here and devoured a good portion of them, pronouncing them “mad good!”