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Honeycrisp Applesauce

Honeycrisp Applesauce

What goes better with latkes than Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce? This Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce is an absolute requirement for any latkes we make, is low in added sugar, and makes a great dessert. And your house will smell of apples, cinnamon, and vanilla!

Carrot Apple Spice Smoothie

Carrot Apple Spice Smoothie

This smoothie reminds me of the thick, creamy consistency of a layered pumpkin dessert my mom used to make, without the pumpkin. I used apple pie spice because that’s what was handy, but you could substitute cinnamon, nutmeg, and just a hint of cloves if you have them. Pumpkin pie spice wouldn’t be bad, either.

Spiced Persimmon-Pomegranate Salad

Spiced Persimmon-Pomegranate Salad

This year, I was looking for a fresh fruit salad to bring to Thanksgiving at my mom and dad’s, and I created this persimmon salad. Persimmons are a fruit I only recently discovered. They’ve easy to use if you can get them at the correct state of ripeness. There are no peels or seeds to discard, just remove the stem and dice them up. They pair prefectly with apples and pomegranate seeds, two other great fall fruits. The sweet-spicy dressing with ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and honey brings it all together, creating a fresh and crisp salad that pairs perfectly with your choice of Thanksgiving carbs.

Jicama Grapefruit Salad with Honey Clove Dressing

Jicama Grapefruit Salad with Honey Clove Dressing

The flavors in this salad are a bridge from early to late fall. Spiralized jicama and apples provide a juicy crunch, grapefruit adds a bitter note of winter citrus, and the sweet-spicy honey clove dressing brings spicy warmth.