Nonny’s Apple Cake Recipe

Yep, it’s baking time. And I bought too many apples, because that good lookin’ $12 half bushel of Ginger Golds from King Orchards was IRRESISTIBLE. Here’s my favorite apple cake recipe. I really generally don’t care for baked apple products, but this one is . . . oh good lord. . . you gotta try […]

cherry pretzel torte

Michigan Peach Berry Crisp Recipe

Just read a wonderful article on delectable Michigan peaches in The Detroit News, along with a simple recipe for Peach Berry Crisp using Michigan peaches and berries.  You can also use blackberries or strawberries along with the peaches, or use nectarines in place of peaches. From The Detroit News: Peachy Berry Crisp 3 large peaches, […]

Blueberry Cream Pie Recipe – It’s easy!

Put 1 quart of Michigan blueberries in a deep dish pie crust. Combine: 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/4 tsp. nutmeg pinch of salt Add: 1 tsp. vanilla 1 8 ounce container of whipping cream Pour over blueberries Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes (recommend a drip pan – may spill over […]

Personal Cherry Pie Recipe

Andy Ross of the Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival shares his personal size cherry pie recipe featuring King Orchards IQF Montmorency tart cherries. This recipe makes six personal size cherry pies. (5 inch pie tins) Filling 5 C of fresh frozen unsweetened cherries or three 15 oz cans of tart. I use cherries fresh frozen […]

Power Berry Trail Mix Snack Cookie Recipe

A super mix of nutrients, perfect for a simple grab-and-go snack, lunchbox treats or breakfast on the go. Ingredients: 1 1/2 c dried tart cherries 3/4 c toasted almonds 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 c brown sugar 1/3 c honey 1/3 c granulated sugar 1 1/2 c oats 1 c wheat […]

Frisée and Apple Salad with Dried Cherries and Walnuts Recipe

Ingredients 3tablespoonsolive oil 2tablespoonsapple cider vinegar 2tablespoonsminced shallot 1tablespoonhoney 1/2cup(generous) dried tart cherries (one 3-ounce package) 1large head of frisée, torn into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups) 1medium Gala apple, cored, thinly sliced 1/2cupcoarsely chopped toasted walnuts

Honeycrisp caramel apple walnut pie fresh from the bakery

2009 Best Apple Pie Winner: Caramel Apple Pie

Winning Recipe 2009 Michigan Apples Pie Contest: Caramel Apple Pie   Ingredients: Crust: 1¼ cup all-purpose flour 4 to 5 T. ice cold water 1/3 cup shortening Pinch of salt and sugar Stir together flour and shortening. Work until crumbly. Add water and work together with pastry blender until dough forms.  Roll out and place […]

Walnut and Dried Cherry Bars

Ingredients 1 cup quick-cooking oats 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or regular whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup canola oil 1 egg, beaten to mix 1 egg white 3/4 cup chopped dried tart cherries 1/2 cup finely chopped […]

Double Cherry Pie

1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cans (16 ounces each) tart cherries 1 cup dried cherries 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 4 to 5 drops red food coloring, optional Favorite pastry for two-crust pie Preheat the oven to 400F. Filling: In a 3-quart saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of […]