It’s beginning to look a lot like October.

apple sundaes

In the last week the leaves have begun to turn, making the hills look like a beautiful watercolor painting.  Cornfields are being harvested and grain trucks have become a common sighting on country highways.

apple sundaes

Pumpkins are beginning to make appearances on front porches and mums are in full bloom.

apple sundaes

apple sundaes

apple sundaes

The boys and I recently made a trip to the same hillside orchard where we picked raspberries just a few months ago.  The raspberry patch is about done for the season, but the apples and pumpkins are in full swing.  Much to our disappointment the Honeycrisp trees didn’t bloom this season, but we made up for it by picking bagfuls of Granny Smiths, Empires and Fujis.  Apples are a favorite snack around our house.  I spent the weekend finding all kinds of ways to use them…applesauce, apple butter, apple crisp AND apple sundaes.

apple sundaes

apple sundaes

apple sundaes

apple sundaes

Apple sundaes might not quite be the right name for this concoction, but believe me when I say you won’t really care what it’s called.  You’ll just want a bowl of your own.

Apple Sundaes

Vanilla ice cream (we went with Vanilla Rice Dream)

Roasted Apple recipe from ‘Not Without Salt’

Brown Sugar Syrup

Toasted pecans

Brown Sugar Syrup

from ‘The Joy of Vegan Baking’

3 tablespoons Earth Balance butter

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup nondairy milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a saucepan combine butter, brown sugar and milk.  Bring to a full boil and allow to boil for 3 minutes.  Reduce heat and continue to simmer vigorously for 10-15 minutes or until thickened to a syrupy consistency.  Take off heat and stir in vanilla.  Let cool slightly before serving.

To make sundaes put a couple scoops of ice cream in a bowl and top with roasted apples.  Drizzle brown sugar syrup on top and finally top with a sprinkle of toasted pecans.

apple sundaes

Did you cook up any fall flavors this weekend?  I’d love to hear!


*Still working out a few kinks in the new site, so you may notice as I’m tweaking it.  Everything is still here.  Recipes are in the menu under ‘categories’ and ‘archives’.  The ‘print friendly’ is now actually print friendly.  Take a look around…enjoy!

5 Responses to Apple Sundaes

  1. Loving the new site – the apple sudaes look delicious!

  2. Jen says:

    We went apple picking yesterday and I was looking at our haul thinking, what shall we do with all these apples. I think you’ve given me at least one amazingly delicious answer.

    • Alison says:

      Jen–I hope you enjoy them. Everyone around here had second helpings, I took that as a good sign.

  3. KarmaCucina says:

    I’m in charge of dessert for my pot luck ladies’ night this Thursday. Saw these and instantly knew what I would be serving up… They look delish! Well done

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