Apple Walnut Danish

You can NEVER go wrong with pastries and coffee…Right?

Well, here’s the thing: making your own pastries from scratch is no big deal. It seems complicated but it’s really not. So don’t be freaked out by the length of time it will take. There’s really not much active time involved, just plenty of rising and waiting. It’s perfect for one of those lazy mornings when you just want to hang out reading the paper in your PJs and fluffy slippers. And the best part is these will last, stored in an airtight container, for 4-6 days. So go ahead, pour a cup of coffee. Enjoy.

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Prep Time: 2 hours 30 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 2 hours 42 mins

Serves: 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

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Close-To-Restaurant Sweet Potato Fries

Really good sweet potato fries are a surprisingly difficult thing to achieve. Even in restaurants, they often arrive limp, soggy, and the exact opposite crispy. But these sweet potatoes felt firm and had a nice bite. You can dunk them in the dipping sauce without worrying that they are going to break off or be too limp to scoop anything up. These are really the closest to restaurant fries you will ever get.

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Serves 4 as an appetizer

Ingredients

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Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze

Who could resist such a decadent dessert? This spiced applesauce cake, topped with Southern-style caramel icing, does not disappoint. And the caramel glaze is the perfect complement to this tender, spiced, and just slightly sweet cake.

Note: You may want to glaze the cake right on the plate you plan to use to serve it, forgoing the rack. As soon the glaze has even the slightest chance to set, it will crack if you try to transfer the cake from rack to serving plate.

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Serves 10

Ingredients

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