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An Autumn Adventure ~ Recipe For Delicious ‘Apple Blossoms’

I’m off on an adventure!  And guess what? You’re coming with me!  So here’s the deal:  we begin on the morning of October 31, where we will be traveling (by way of that most dread and archaic method; ‘the car trip’) to So Cal for the wedding of my husband’s niece which will take place the next afternoon.  Then back to Arizona that night (cause we all gotta work in the morning).

Now, lest you think it’s “relaxin'” time, think again.  We will now begin baking 2 dozen cupcakes a day for the next 7 days for my son’s wedding, which will be held on November 21.  After those 7 days are up, we will bake 3 layers of cake that will comprise the ‘cutting cake’.  Got it? Feeling all energized and spunky?  What was that?  Did you just say, “Are we there yet?”……….que video:

NO!  We’re just gettin’ started!

Now, start preparing for the company that will be arriving on November 13.  Hey now, don’t forget about the husband’s 50th birthday on the 17th!  What shall we do now?  Oh yeah!  We need to be preparing the frosting for said 150 cupcakes + the 3 tiered cutting cake starting Monday, frost and fill cake with raspberry fill/choc ganache/and cream cheese frosting on Thursday, fill and frost all 150 cupcakes on Friday, prepare all baked goods for transportation to venue, say a multitude of sweat stained/tear filled prayers that all baked goods arrive intact, pick up food from caterer’s for rehearsal dinner, attend rehearsal dinner, set up cake and cupcakes at venue, attend son’s wedding,………slowly slip into a dark, viscous pool of ‘crazy’………………..’kay, now it’s Monday the 23, and time to prepare the house for the church Thanksgiving we’re hosting in the backyard~

Recipe for Autumn Apple Blossoms fibromyalgia treat
~Recipe Of The Week~
~Autumn Apple Blossoms~
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~1 box puff pastry
~1 lemon
~4 green and red tart apples
~1/2 cup dark brown sugar (you can use white, but…why would you do that?)
~1 tbsp. cinnamon
~1 egg (whisked)
OPTIONAL: Syrup for brushing on blossoms~
1/4 cup apple jelly, melted over stove top
1 tbs Calvados apple flavored brandy
Core and slice apples thinly.  Boil about 2 cups water, turn off heat, add juice of lemon and apple slices.  Cover for 5 min. and drain.  Cut pasty lengthwise into 1-2 inch strips brush with egg, and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over.  Down the length of each strip, layer apple slices overlapping each slice as you go down.  Roll entire strip like creating a fat spiral, and place each one into a greased muffin tin opening.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 min.  If desired, combine jelly and brandy.  Brush over hot blossoms when they come out of the oven.
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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Kerri
    October 27 at 6:11 am

    These sound like they would make a great thanksgiving dessert. I love cooking with puff pastry!

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      kristine
      October 27 at 6:20 am

      Thank you Kerri! 😉

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    Kari
    October 27 at 2:25 pm

    Those look delicious and I’m so in love with that hedgehog!!!
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      kristine
      October 27 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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    Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    October 27 at 11:32 pm

    Gosh, I bet you’ll be sick of the sight of cupcakes by the end. Best of luck! Those apples look lush!
    #sharewithme
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      kristine
      October 28 at 6:21 am

      I’m sick of them now! 😉 Thanks for good wishes! 🙂

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    Fatima @ Baby Toddler Me
    October 27 at 11:42 pm

    Yum, yum, they look delicious! And your cupcakes sound amazing! I love a good cupcake! I hope your son’s wedding goes brilliantly. How exciting!
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      kristine
      October 28 at 6:23 am

      Thank you Fatima, I hope so too 😉

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    Angie
    October 29 at 12:33 pm

    I love how beautiful the Autumn Apple Blossoms are, and they sound very tasty.
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      kristine
      October 29 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Angie! 🙂

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    Beverly
    October 30 at 3:33 pm

    Wow, I am tired just reading all you have to do. Sending prayers your way.
    These apple blossoms look divine.
    Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
    Bev
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      kristine
      October 30 at 5:15 pm

      Whew! Thank you Beverly! I’m already tired today, and it hasn’t even begun! 🙂

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    Elizabeth
    October 30 at 6:25 pm

    Kristine, you are insane! Oh my gosh, I’m exhausted just reading about your plans! It must be nice to have so many lovely adventures to look forward to though….even if they are all at once 🙂 And your photos of your Autumn Apple Blossoms are beautiful. Makes me want to bake them even though it’s summer here x
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      kristine
      October 30 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Elizabeth! Yes, yes I am insane! When I proof read my article I thought, “What have I done?”! Oh well, wish me luck! Enjoy the apple blossoms! 😉

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    Miz Helen
    November 2 at 2:12 pm

    I love your Apple Roses, such a lovely presentation! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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      kristine
      November 3 at 7:36 am

      Thank you! Enjoy 😉

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    Kim~madeinaday
    November 2 at 6:56 pm

    Sounds like one busy month! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our MM Pinterest Board! Have a great week!
    Kim
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      kristine
      November 3 at 7:38 am

      Whew! It is! Thanks Kim 😉

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    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    November 2 at 9:18 pm

    I will be thinking of you. So hard. This is a huge amount of work for SuperWoman to do, let alone a human with an Auto-Immune disease. You rock! It sounds like an incredibly busy time, but one full of family and full of love. Are you going to go into hibernation when it’s all over? Bury yourself under the covers for days? I hope so!!!
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      kristine
      November 3 at 7:39 am

      Yep! Thinking of some sort of ‘self-induced’ coma! 😉 Thanks Nikki, I appreciate the love ♥

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    jenny
    November 3 at 5:24 am

    Lovely recipe and good luck traveling I know it’s tough riding in the car so long with fibro. Hope it goes smoothly for you and enjoy the wedding. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me I hope to see you again tomorrow for another round of #sharewithme
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      kristine
      November 3 at 7:52 am

      Appreciate it Jenny! And it wasn’t that bad, thank you for your good wishes 🙂

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    jade
    November 3 at 12:18 pm

    oooh your blog is lovely! 🙂 and the recipe – so autumn! love it! 🙂
    keep up the good work! i just followed you on bloglovin!
    xx
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      kristine
      November 3 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Jade! What lovely compliments 🙂 Thanks you for following! 😉

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    Elaine
    November 4 at 9:54 am

    Great Post! and I love apple in the fall! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

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      kristine
      November 4 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you Elaine! Fall is ‘apple season’ ♥

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    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
    November 5 at 10:17 am

    Wow, sounds like quite the adventure! Those apple blossoms look so good! Perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!
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      kristine
      November 5 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you Chelc! Enjoy 🙂

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