There is no doubt that Fall has arrived here in St. Louis. Slowly, the leaves are just beginning to change, the temperatures have dropped, yesterday’s high only getting just barely above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and you know what? It’s been wonderful. I’ve been waiting for this. It’s my favorite time of year. Living in St. Louis affords me four seasons and this one’s the best. Today’s recipe goes beautifully with the season and changing weather.
It’s time once again for the Secret Recipe Club, where we are assigned a blog and we pick a recipe and make it. Today is the reveal day and the blog I had this month is run by Amanda at Dancing Veggies. It took us quite a bit to choose something because she has so many delicious recipes like: Thai Basil Kiwi Sorbet, her Lavender Crepe with Lavender Raspberry Cream (hello!?!? omg!?!?), Creamy Mushroom Risotto and Pasta with Pumpkin Cream Sauce.
Amanda describes her blog:
My blog focuses on recipes that are simple and QUICK, with ingredients that can easily be found at the local market. I also have a sweet tooth so expect to see some quick and easy dessert recipes as well! I’m pushing myself to be more adventurous in my cooking, with both ingredients and cooking styles while focusing on seasonal ingredients.
Her blog was such a treat and we found so many goodies.
We finally chose her Salted Caramel Apple Bliss mostly because of the weather, season and we were looking for something delicious to serve around the fire pit that night and this recipe sure did the trick.
The sweet apple and salted caramel flavors intertwined and were heated to perfection and then served topped with some whipped cream and light sea salt. Just amazing. It was a huge hit and we’ve made it several more times since then. It really is the perfect pick me up at this time of year. Thank you Amanda, for such an amazing seasonal recipe that we have had so much fun making!
- 2 cups of apple juice or apple cider
- 2½ Tablespoons of caramel topping (we used a decadent caramel ice cream topping)
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt plus more for sprinkling on top when serving
- whipped cream
- Heat the apple juice, caramel and sea salt in a large pot (teapots work too) on the stove until hot.
- Remove from heat and pour into coffee mugs.
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkle some sea salt on top. Serve warm or hot.