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The Apple Pie You Gotta Wrap Your Hands Around


This Thanksgiving, you can put away the pie server, the pie plate, and even those forks because the pie you'll be serving up is of the grab-and-go variety--though it's so delicious you'll want to sit and linger over it!
 
Just like petite pies in mini muffin tins were popular last year, this year it's all about hand pies. These tasty, versatile treats are perfect as a dessert after a holiday meal, in a lunch box or as after school treat. They're also a great single-serving dessert for all the holiday open house parties. If you remember the personal size fruit pies from your youth, fear not: I've cut more than half the calories and fat. 
 
Chef Meg's Apple Hand Pie National Brand Apple Hand Pie
161 calories 470 calories
9 grams fat 20 grams fat
 
 
In addition to traditional fruit pies, you can turn these into portable lunches, too. Savory or sweet, these pies are easy to make and easier to eat! And they only take eight minutes to bake and 15 to prep. Let's get started!
Posted 11/12/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Meg Galvin : 18 comments   11,382 views
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Aromas of Fall: Cooking with Applesauce


I watched my apple tree intently for months this year, waiting for my fruit to hit peak ripeness. Last weekend, they were finally ready and so I gathered my husband and our kids and we started picking. Harvesting fruit is one of the great pleasures of life, sharing the beauty, variety and tastiness of nature with those you love. Moreover, I enjoy turning my fruit into special healthy treats that family and friends looks forward to each year, such as applesauce. Homemade applesauce is one of the best ways to enjoy the natural sweetness of fall harvest, but without all the sugar of most fruit-based deserts. You can also use applesauce as a healthy substitute for sugar and oil in your baking. Below, you'll find recipes for applesauce, including my own personal recipe. I hope that these recipes fill your kitchen with loved ones who are looking to enjoy the tastes and aromas of fall with you. 

Samantha's Applesauce

Meat Loaf with Applesauce

Whole Wheat Applesauce Pancakes

Applesauce Spice Cake 
Posted 9/28/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 10 comments   20,422 views
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