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Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Apple Crumble Pie

6 Dec

Oof. That’s a long title.

I try to keep my titles as short as possible, but sometimes you just have to many good things that you have to mention.

My train of thought when thinking of said title:

Okay, so Apple Crumble Pie…no no…I’ve got to add that it’s caramel apple pie. Wait, it’s not just boring old caramel apple pie, it’s got booze in it. I’ve gotta mention the booze! Boozy caramel apple pie? Are my readers going to start noticing how many recipes have the word boozy in them? Probably. Okay, fine, then it can be Bourbon Caramel Apple Pie. But its doesn’t have a top pie crust, it has crumble topping, so it has to be Bourbon Caramel Apple CRUMBLE pie. Great, that’s it.

5 seconds later…

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE VANILLA???!???!?!?

Seriously, you do NOT want to be inside my head. It’s exhausting.

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I’m going to level with you. I made this for Canadian Thanksgiving which was, oh you know, in October (refer to previous post about my extreme neglect in regards to this blog.) So yeah, I’m a little behind. Luckily enough, if you wait long enough to post something, it might just so happen to be holiday that you can use said recipe for.

That being said…I give you Thanksgiving Christmas Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Apple Pie…

Wee.

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Whether this was posted for the intended holiday or not, is neither here nor there. All I know is this pie is damn good.

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Please note: I did not post a pie crust recipe with this for two reasons:

1. a lot of people already have a pie crust recipe they like to use or they just prefer to buy a crust to make it easier

2. I suck at pie crusts (my mom made this one for me)

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One thing you can always count on from me is my brutal honesty!

Miss Delish asks:

What is your favorite type of pie to make around the holidays?

How do you feel about pie crusts? Do you like to make one from scratch or buy one? Or are you like me and get someone else to do it?

 

Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Apple Crumble Pie:

Makes one standard 9″ pie

For the Pie:

1 prepared pie crust, unbaked in a 9″ pie pan

1 cup prepared Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce (half of recipe below)

5-6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly. I like to use ambrosia apples but use whatever apple you like. Fuji are really good for pies too!

3/4 cup flour, divided use

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup cold butter

One egg, beaten

Extra white sugar for dusting the crust

 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and make sure the oven rack is in the center position.

In a bowl, toss the apples with 1/4 cup flour and 3/4 cup prepared caramel sauce. Pour the coated apples into the prepared pie crust. Set aside.

In another mixing bowl, combine the rest of the flour with the white sugar, brown sugar, oats and butter. Cut  the butter in with a pastry cutter or two knives, until the mixture is totally combined and the butter is in very small pieces. Carefully coat the top of the pie with the crumble mixture, making sure all the apples are covered. Make sure to brush off any crumbs that fall onto the exposed edge of the pie crust. Now brush the edge of the pie crust with a little of the beaten egg and then sprinkle lightly with the extra sugar.

Bake in your preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until bubbly and golden brown. When the pie is done, remove to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled you can slice into pieces and serve topped with a drizzle of the extra caramel sauce. Add ice cream or freshly whipped cream if you’re feeling extra indulgent!

 

Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce:

Makes 2 cups

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup water

1 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp bourbon

 

In a medium sized, heavy bottomed pot. Add the sugar and water over medium heat. Cook until dark golden brown without stirring, about 18-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and gradually add the cream, stirring the mixture while you do so. Add the vanilla, butter and bourbon and stir to combine. Transfer to a heatproof bowl or pyrex measuring cup to cool completely before using.

Note: If you are using this for the recipe above, you will only need half of the caramel, but I’m sure you will find something to do with the rest! May I suggest pouring it over vanilla ice cream? Or my personal favorite, spoon, dip, eat, repeat!

Nom Nom.

Bye till next week!

 

 

Christmas Gifts Recap!

28 Dec

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a great week! Friday party time!!

What are you all doing for the weekend? We should be pacing ourselves for New Years Eve, I guess.

I hope you all enjoyed my Quinoa recipe yesterday, that is a new favorite of mine and I will be making it again very soon.

As you know, on Wednesday I did a recap of my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day eats! If you’re planning on making that menu any time soon, I would advise getting a weeks worth of “non-restrictive” pants.

Seriously.

Anyways, I told you about the Christmas eats, and now on to gifties! I know that Christmas is NOT about presents. I am a firm believer in the fact that being with family and friends over the holidays is all you need! However, I got some awesome gifts from family and friends and I want to give a shout out to show how much I appreciated everything.

Here are a few of the things that I was lucky enough to get gifted to me on Christmas:

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China Glaze nail polish in Pizzazz

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China Glaze nail polish in Flip Flop fantasy.

My sister Jenna got me both of those guys in my stocking, she knows I love China glaze polishes best.

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Old Navy Knitted Infinity Scarf

I love this sooo much, it is warm and cozy and my favorite color!

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American Eagle Super Dark Jeggings

I’m not going to lie, I pretty much live in jeggings. I find they are the most comfortable and they fit me better than most regular jeans.

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David’s Tea Timolino Travel Mug

I love this thing! It has a steeper built in and even a secret compartment to stow extra loose tea.

My mom got me the scarf, jeans, tea mug and a bunch of other things too!

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Lu Lu Lemon No Limits Tank in black

I’ve had my eye on this baby for a while and Mr. Delish listened to me so well and got the right size and color too, score!

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Lu Lu Lemon Back Burner Tank in Black Swan

He also picked this one out and chose a beauty color! It’s a really dark purple and it has sparkly stuff woven into it!

Then lastly, something shiny:

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This is a custom necklace from Laladesign Studio on Etsy! Lauren makes these beautiful necklaces by hand by bending the wire into your initials. You can get one like mine in Gold, Silver or even Rose Gold which is super pretty!

She also has necklaces, earrings and other items!

Anyways, that was some of my Christmas haul, I also got a bunch of stuff from Bath & Body Works, gift cards, PJ’s, candy and all that kind of stuff!

I’m a spoiled brat, I know!

Miss Delish asks:

What did you get for Christmas?

What did you GIVE for Christmas?

 

Christmas Food Recap!

26 Dec

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and that you got to celebrate with family and friends!

We celebrated with my family and it was easy since we are living with my parents right now. I must say that walk upstairs in my PJ’s was terribly exhausting! Ha!

Today I am going to do a recap of some of the food we enjoyed over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and then later this week I will do a gifts post!

On Christmas eve, Mr. Delish and I whipped up Jamie’s Christmas Jerk Ham which we spotted on his Christmas special and knew we HAD to make it. It was nothing short of amazing!

We actually had a spiral ham which is already cooked, so we didn’t do the boiling portion of the recipe, we just made the jerk marinade and then baked the ham for about 2 hours and then finished it off with the marmalade and rum! So yummy.

I even instagrammed it!

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Speaking of instagram, I also noticed that when I got my new iphone, my instagram photos started posting to my regular facebook wall, not my blog page! So the pictures I posted over the past week or so, weren’t actually posting for you to see! Don’t worry though, I will post them all throughout this week so you can see them. It you’re not following me on instagram, please do you can follow one of the links I just posted or find me under ‘missdelish’ I love internet friends!

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Peanut Butter S’more Truffles

27 Nov

Hey Ya’ll! I hope you are all having a great week so far.

My week has been pretty good so far! I am looking forward to receiving my insanely impulsive order from Forever21! I got a couple awesome steals with their Thanksgiving sale and they are getting delivered tomorrow.

A couple of my favorite buys:

Micro Rib Blazer

Bronze Sequined Skirt, I think this will be perfect for holiday parties!

Double Strand Studded Waist Belt

Key Charm Necklace

And maybe a few other items as well…

Forever 21 doesn’t have the best quality stuff but I find if you’re looking for trendy items, they have a big selection and chances are if you’re following trends, the stuff will last longer than you will wear it anyways. I also like getting just plain tees and tanks from there because they are super inexpensive.

Anyways, on to day two of truffles!

These are a new creation for this year, when we were making those Coconut Snowballs, we also whipped up these peanut butter numbers!

They are super tasty, especially if you love the peanut butter + chocolate combination. I also think they are really cute and pretty, and just like the Snowballs, they are incredibly easy to make!

They look pretty on a plate with other Christmas cookies and treats too. Just make sure to keep them hidden in the freezer until you need them, or they will be gone before you know it!

Try putting them in a container labelled ‘Thanksgiving Leftovers 2005′, and they might stand a chance.

Miss Delish asks:

Do you like to shop online?

Which site is your favorite?

Peanut Butter S’more Truffles

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 24 truffles

Peanut Butter S’more Truffles

Delicious and easy to make peanut butter truffles coated in chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups milk chocolate melting wafers
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts

Method

In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet lined in wax paper. Once you have them all rolled, place the entire baking sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes, until hard.

Add your chocolate to the top of a double boiler, or bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and smooth, turn the heat off and just leave the chocolate over the hot water to keep the chocolate warm.

Using a fork or I used a fondue fork again (which works awesome,) dip each peanut butter ball into the chocolate and turn to coat. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off and then place the coated ball back onto the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining peanut butter balls and once finished, return them back to the freezer to set completely, about 1-2 hours.

Store the truffles in an airtight container in the freezer until you want to serve them. To serve allow them to come to room temperature.

Notes

Make these ahead of time and freeze them in an airtight container, they will last for weeks! They thaw out in no time when you need them.

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Coconut Snowball Truffles

26 Nov

Who’s started her Christmas baking? THIS girl.

Yeahhh.

I think this is the first time ever that I started before the beginning of December. My mom and I started last weekend and we already have four different things made.

One of those things was White and Milk Chocolate Swirled Bark with Cranberries and Pecans which is no longer with us….due to some family members, that I will not mention, eating it all before December even hits.

The remaining three of those recipes I will be sharing this week and this is one of them!

As evidenced here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here aannnnnnddd here, I kind of like coconut.

Which is why it was the obvious choice to make into a delicious truffle to enjoy over the holidays. This recipe uses my most favorite thing ever, coconut oil! Which means these are basically like a health food.

Okay, so maybe not.

Healthy or not, they are easy and delicious and you should make them.

Just try and make ‘em last till Christmas. [...]

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