Praline-Topped Apple Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apples
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Roasted Apple Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups chopped apple*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour or King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup King Arthur Premium Whole Wheat Flour or King
  • Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups cool water
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • *Leave the apples unpeeled, if you like. Choose apples that stay a bit firm when baked, like Granny Smith or Cortland.

Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 (3.5-ounce) bag boil-in-bag brown rice (such as Uncle Ben’s)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound chicken breast cutlets (about 4 cutlets)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions in a small saucepan, omitting salt and fat; drain.
  2. While rice cooks, melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan. Add cider and mustard to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until syrupy. Add chicken to pan, turning to coat. Remove from heat; set aside.
  3. Melt remaining 5 teaspoons butter in saucepan over medium-high heat; cook for 2 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Lower heat to medium; add pecans, and cook for 1 minute or until toasted, stirring frequently. Add rice and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss well to coat. Serve rice with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.

Bourbon-Butter-Salted Pecan Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Ingredients

CAKE
  • 2 1/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour or King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Apple Pie Spice or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger and ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups peeled, cored, finely chopped apple (1/4″ to 1/2″), about 1 1/3 pounds whole apples
  • 1 cup diced toasted walnuts or pecans
FROSTING
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla-butternut flavor

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans