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These flaky, melt-in-your-mouth Nutella Raspberry Rugelach are almost too easy to eat - they'll disappear before your eyes! They also keep incredibly well in the freezer.

Nutella Raspberry Rugelach

These flaky, melt-in-your-mouth Nutella Raspberry Rugelach are almost too easy to eat – they’ll disappear before your eyes! They also keep incredibly well in the freezer.

These flaky, melt-in-your-mouth Nutella Raspberry Rugelach are almost too easy to eat - they'll disappear before your eyes! They also keep incredibly well in the freezer. Today marks the second day of Hanukkah (Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish readers!!), and I don’t know about you guys, but my favorite part of Hanukkah is the food.

Let’s be honest, food is my favorite part of a lot of holidays, but on Hanukkah, I can’t resist tearing into the challah, devouring my grandma’s chicken and brisket, and eating way too many rugelach. If you’re not familiar with rugelach, let me explain. [Read more…]

These Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies feature a browned butter and nutmeg dough studded with chocolate chunks & cranberries, both dried and fresh! They're the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platters. Recipe from Bakerita.com

Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies feature a browned butter and nutmeg dough loaded with chocolate chunks & cranberries, both dried and fresh! The fresh cranberries add a tart bite to a chewy, richly flavored cookie. They’re the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platters!

These Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies feature a browned butter and nutmeg dough studded with chocolate chunks & cranberries, both dried and fresh! They're the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platters. Recipe from Bakerita.com
Cranberries are a symbol of winter. The festive, cheery red color, the sweet sauce (hopefully homemade) that gets slathered all over your Thanksgiving dinner, and the piles of bags of cranberries that you see placed at the front of the produce section of the market, basking in their 15 minutes of fame, until Christmas passes and they’re replaced.

And this year, prepare for cranberry overload, because I’ve been having too much fun playing with cranberries in the kitchen! I’ve always adored the tart, sweet bite that cranberries add to any dessert, and I’ve always fondly remembered how much I loved these browned butter cranberry lime muffins that I made way back when Bakerita was only a few months old. The tartness of cranberries adds a flavor to dessert that I find absolutely enticing, and if you’ve never tried it, well…you’re in for a major treat. [Read more…]

This Spiced Apple Tart features cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apples nestled in an oatmeal-almond crust. This gluten-free and vegan dessert is healthy enough to double as breakfast! | #recipe from Bakerita.com

Spiced Apple Tart (GF + Vegan)

This Spiced Apple Tart features cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apples nestled in an oatmeal-almond crust. This gluten-free and vegan dessert is healthy enough to double as breakfast!

This Spiced Apple Tart features cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apples nestled in an oatmeal-almond crust. This gluten-free and vegan dessert is healthy enough to double as breakfast! | #recipe from Bakerita.com Apples are, no doubt, one of my favorite ingredients to use (clearly – take a look at all my apple recipes!) and definitely one of my favorite things to eat. And eat a lot of them I do! There’s days where apples slathered with a little almond butter replaces meals. It’s the perfect treat, fills me right up, and they’re so delicious.

I cannot get enough of the giant Honeycrisp apples they sell at the grocery store near me, and that’s what I used in this recipe! Honeycrisp’s are my favorite, and I love the slightly tart edge they have. The flavor tasted so succulent with the aromatic spices. Use your favorite apple here though – any kind will be amazing. [Read more…]

This Apple Berry Crisp is the perfect fall treat. Baked up in a skillet, the tender apples and sweet berries pair perfectly with the buttery oatmeal pecan crisp topping. | via Bakerita.com

Apple Berry Crisp

This Apple Berry Crisp is the perfect fall treat. The tender apples and sweet berries pair perfectly with the buttery oatmeal pecan crisp topping. This easy comfort dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

This Apple Berry Crisp is the perfect fall treat. Baked up in a skillet, the tender apples and sweet berries pair perfectly with the buttery oatmeal pecan crisp topping. | via Bakerita.com I get asked a lot what my favorite dessert is, and while I always hesitate and think about it for a while, the answer always ends up the same: anything with apples in it. I’m a huge sucker for apple desserts, and of all the apple desserts, ones that are piled high with crisp or crumble topping top the list. Add in pecans or oats, and I’m in heaven. Oooh, and with caramel sauce – like my caramel apple crisp? Always a winner.

So…while I definitely can’t make apple crisp frequently for fear of devouring it ALL to myself, it’s the one thing I MUST make every fall. A while back, my housemate Olivia was talking about a crisp her mom made, Bumbleberry Crisp, which was apples mixed all up with a bunch of berries. It sounded amazing, and served as the inspiration for this recipe. [Read more…]

These apple cider poached pears are super easy, and you can make your own super simple caramel sauce with the poaching liquid!! Too cool!

Apple Cider Poached Pears in Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry

These apple cider poached pears are super easy, and you can make your own super simple caramel sauce with the poaching liquid!! Too cool!


Apple Cider Poached Pears in Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry sounds sort of scary. Actually, just the word “poaching” sounds scary! Probably because poaching an egg is hard, poaching has gotten a bad wrap all around. But seriously guys, poaching pears could NOT be easier. The actual poaching process for these pears took less than 20 minutes (it could be up to 40 though, if your pears are larger!), but it’s so hands off. You’re just simmering pears in liquid. To wrap and bake in glorious puff pastry only took another 30, so we were enjoying these poached pears barely an hour after I started them. And that includes the extra time I had to take pictures. Seriously, you can be enjoying these so soon.

Uh, and in that time…you’re also MAKING CARAMEL. [Read more…]

Apple Cider Caramel | made with delicious fresh cider for a burst of fall flavors in your mouth! Recipe from bakerita.com

Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramel | made with delicious fresh cider for a burst of fall flavors in your mouth! Recipe from bakerita.com There’s something incredibly satisfying about making your own candy. I always feel way more successful after an awesome batch of caramel or toffee than I do about a great batch of cookies – but the truth is, there’s no need for it to feel like an accomplishment, because it’s really not that hard!

(But you should still totally feel great about making these, because they’re awesome and everyone will love ‘em).

As long as you have an accurate candy thermometer, you’re in business. Candy does require a close eye, but only for a few minutes, and it all comes together so quickly that as long as you have all your ingredients put together before you start the recipe, you’ll be golden. [Read more…]