Cara Cara Orange Compote

This tart-sweet spread is lovely on croissants or toast.

Ingredients:
2 Cara Cara oranges, peeled and separated, pith removed
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brandy

Method:
1. In a small, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, combine orange sections, sugar, and brandy. Using the back of a wooden spoon, mash oranges as they heat up to release juices. Stir until sugar dissolves.

2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Irish Apple Cake

Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, this delicious apple cake is sure to be a new favorite.

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 apples, cored, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon each vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Generously grease an 8-inch square cake pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, apples, nuts, and vanilla and stir well. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix well.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake about 45 minutes, until the cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let the cake set in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Fruit Crisp

To craft this signature dessert, simply toss apple slices with cornstarch and sugar, then sprinkle with the topping from this week’s box.

Ingredients:
4 cups peeled and sliced Pippin apples
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1-2 tablespoons of butter
Farm & Larder fruit crisp topping

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°.

2. Toss the apples with sugar and cornstarch.

3. Place in oven safe dish and add butter dabs to the top. Sprinkle the fruit crisp topping evenly over the fruit, covering completely.

4. Bake until the topping is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbly, about 35-40 minutes.

Rustic Apple Galette

This country-style tart is topped with cinnamon sugar and a gorgeous honey glaze.

Ingredients:
Farm & Larder galette dough, chilled
4 Granny Smith apples
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Peel, halve and core the apples and slice into ¼-inch thick pieces. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.

2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the pastry into a 10-12 inch circle and transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Decoratively arrange the apple slices over the pastry to within two inches of the edge. Drizzle the honey over apples, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and dot with the pieces of butter. Fold the pastry edge up and over the apples to create a 1 ½-inch border.

3. Bake the galette for 45 – 60 minutes or until the pastry is nicely browned and crisp and the apples are tender. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the galette cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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