Working on the grand kids Halloween costumes the last few days got me in the mood to whip up these two delicious Fall recipes.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup
This syrup not only tastes great in iced or regular coffee, making it will fill your home with a wonderful aroma too. Many Health Food stores carry bulk herbs and spices at prices a lot lower than the grocery stores.
In a medium saucepan, add 1 cup water, 1 cup brown sugar, and the following spices:
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
4 cinnamon sticks
3/4 teaspoon whole cloves
1 whole nutmeg (grate it a little bit)
Bring everything to a boil. Reduce and allow it to gently boil for 20 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Strain and store in refrigerator for one month. Shake before using.
Yummy Iron Skillet Apple Pie
Oh, man, this apple pie is sooo good and super easy to make! I bought the cast iron skillet at Walmart for about $17. It was already seasoned, so all I had to do was wash and dry it first.
1 stick butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 refrigerated rolled pie crust
1 apple pie filling (21 oz)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Melt 1 stick of butter in a 10” cast iron skillet. Remove 1 tablespoon of butter into a small bowl. Add 3/4 cup brown sugar to the skillet and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place one pie crust evenly over the butter/sugar mixture. Pour the apple pie filling evenly over the crust. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half over the pie filling.
Place the second pie crust over the pie filling, folding the excess toward the inside. Brush the crust with the reserved melted butter and sprinkle on the remaining cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Cut several slits in the top crust. Bake for 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream.