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Apple trees – in the spring their blossoms scent the air, in the summer their canopy of green creates an oasis of cool respite from the summer sun, and the little green apples hold a promise, and as autumn arrives the promise is fulfilled with sweet, crisp apples ready to be picked, and turned into mouth-water desserts. So stop by at a local farmer’s market, a Cambridge grocery store, or pick your own orchard, and bring some apples home to your 100 Memorial Drive apartment, because in today’s blog post we’re sharing some tasty ways to transform apples into delicious desserts.


Applesauce —  perfect to accompany pork chops, or on pancakes, or for a simple dessert generously sprinkled with a cinnamon, of course.  


Apple Dumplings — an old-fashioned dessert that doesn’t go out of style.  Try this classic dessert today.  


Apple Cobbler — just a step away from apple pie, cobbler is a family favorite for many. This recipe is easy to follow to create this cinnamony dessert. This is a favorite my grandma used to make for us.


If you bought more apples than you know what to do with, try preserving them as dried apples, or apple-pie filling.  


Drying Apples — Following this apple tutorial means ending up with a nutritious, tasty snack, which may disappear way too fast.


Apple Pie Filling — A slice of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream sound wonderful and homemade is so much better than filling from a can. Try this recipe to make your own apple pie filling.


Apples and caramel go together. That’s a fact. This is a super-easy caramel recipe, to try.  It’s perfect to drizzle over apple pie or to make caramel apples, (Shorten cooking time by two minutes for this).   


Jaimie’s Caramels


1 cup butter

1 cup light corn syrup

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

2 1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Butter baking dish (I used a 9”x13” glass baking pan).



Put all ingredients, except vanilla, in large microwave safe bowl:

1 - Heat on high five minutes; stir

2- Heat on high five minutes; stir

3- Heat on high five minutes; stir

4- Heat on high TWO minutes; stir

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla (and finely chopped pecans if you want them). Pour into buttered pan; let cool two hours. Cut into pieces and wrap in waxed paper.


With so many apples around keeping the doctor away has never been so easy! What is your favorite apple recipe? Please share in the comments for the 100 Memorial Blog.