Here in Milwaukee, we have said farewell to the end of summer festivities and are now feeling the onset of that crisp and cozy time of Autumn – a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of the last few months. Prime time for root vegetables, buttery pastries, and my personal favorite – warm spices. I live for cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger, and will feel no shame in adding them to everything I eat, savory and sweet.
One spice blend that contains many of those flavors and more is our delicious Apple Pie Spice, which I have been eyeing up since I started working at The Spice House. I was originally planning to use it for Apple Pie “Overnight Oatmeal”, and just whip up a quick apple pie filling from scratch using our spice blend. I began looking for a way to lighten up the traditional filling, trying to eat a bit healthier, but all hope for my waistline was lost when I came across a picture of a full pie with a dark honey-colored sauce on top.
This recipe is less finicky then I thought it would be, and was definitely worth the work anyway. Instead of easing into indulgent Fall desserts, why not dive headfirst? Treat yourself, you deserve it.
A bit of a newbie, Sierra Falkowski has only worked at The Spice House for a few months. While she has always had a passion for food and cooking, working here has kindled a fierce desire to be creative and take on new culinary challenges.