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Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby

You can call them Dutch Baby or you can call them German Pancakes. Either way, they are completely delicious and fun to make! I can believe I’ve never made this before. It’s so easy to make and kinda feels like you’re having a fancy dinner in about 30 minutes!

I remember my parents made something similar to this when we were kids. And I just loved it! They are very light with a sweet buttery flavor. Which makes them the perfect blank slate for any added flavors you like! I decided to go with the ultimate comfort with Cinnamon and apples. Next time I’m thinking a summery mixed berry!

I used a 9 inch cast iron pan but you could also use a 9×11 baking dish.

Serves 4


  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Sugar, split
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 5 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the butter in the pan and put it in the oven until melted.

In a large bowl toss together the apple slices with 2 tbsp sugar, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Remove your dish with melted butter from the oven. Stir in the brown sugar, this gives you a start of a caramel. Add the apples to the dish and stir to coat them. Place back in the oven for about 5 minutes while you prepare the batter.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt and 2 tbsp sugar. Add the milk and vanilla and whisk until there are no lumps left. Whisk in the eggs one at a time.

Remove the apples from the oven. Evenly pour the batter over the apples. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Once the pastry has puffed up and the edges are browned and the center doesn’t jiggle you will know that it’s done!!

Lightly dust with powdered sugar and serve up with some patty sausages or crispy bacon….yum!


Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My mom has been making this apple cake for as long as I can remember. It’s one of those wonderful recipes that is written in your grandmothers handwriting passed down from generation to generation. Who knows where it came from, but what we do know is that it tastes like a wonderful tradition.


This Christmas we did our big dinner at my house with my parents. I spent almost all day in the kitchen with one parent or the other! Or even both….yikes! It was so much fun though. It almost felt like the passing of a traditions torch. And we added some new traditions! I think the mulled wine (Check out the recipe here) is here to stay….so yummy!



  • 2 cups large red apples, unpeeled and cubed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/3 tsp Salt


  • 1/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 lb Powdered Sugar

To make the cake:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl add the apple cubes and eggs. Toss them together. Add the oil, sugar, cinnamon, and nuts. Mix well so the apples are fully coated. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Mix together. Grease a 8×11 cake pan and pour in the apple batter. Bake for 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Set aside and let it cool completely before frosting it.

To make the frosting:

Beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add the vanilla, mix well. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Once you have a creamy frosting then spread it over the cooled cake. You can also add 1/4 tsp Lemon extract if you want to give it a little extra punch!


Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

This classic dessert brings back fond memories from my childhood. I don’t have the exact recipe my mom used, but this one was a big hit!! We still have this little 5 foot apple tree in our front yard and the apples are actually really good! We are still getting rid of it eventually. Not only did we plant a beautiful red blossom tree like 3 feet away, but after wading through a layer of mushy fallen apples in my parents backyard I was reminded why I detest the thought of a matured fruit tree.

I know that a lot of recipes call for a mixture to coat the apples, but this version is just a little healthier with less butter and no white sugar. And the apples still turn out delicious, and sweet!

So to celebrate the start of fall and another great movie night with Alanna (soon to be roomie) we went to this favorite cinnamon apple treat!

If you are a hard core apple fan this would go well with the Caramel Apple Sangria I just posted 😉


3-4 apples~ Peeled and thinly sliced

1/2 cup butter~ softened, but not melted

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups quick oats

Putting it together:

Preheat oven to 375. Use a pie dish or a deep baking dish. Put the sliced apples in the dish. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg over the apples. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, butter, oats and salt. Crumble the mixture over the apples. Bake for 30 minutes.

Serve it up with some vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce and enjoy!

Caramel Apple Sangria

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Ah yes…..fall is in the air! And it is time for all things apple and cinnamon!!!!

This sangria is amazing on it’s own or it would be fantastic with an Apple Crisp (recipe soon to come!) We just had this for dessert last night over a rousing dice game! Thanks Alanna 🙂 This recipe makes a pitcher so you can share with a group of friends or family.

750 mL Bottle of Moscato (we used Naked Grape)

3 cups Apple Cider

1 cup Sprite

1/2 cup Caramel Vodka

2 Apples~ Use the sweeter variety. We used some from our strange little tree, we don’t really know what kind they are but I think that Fuji or Pacific Rose would be great.

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1 pear

1 cup of frozen green grapes (use this instead of ice when serving)

Mix everything but the grapes and the soda in a pitcher. Put it in the fridge for at least an hour. Add the soda, pour into glasses and add grapes…..then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy!!

I’m not sure, but I have a feeling that this would also be incredible heated up to enjoy during the super frigid winter 🙂