My friend and I moved into our homes when she was 2 years old and I was almost 1. We grew up together and shared more than just toys and fun times. She passed away two years ago but I still make Aunt Sal's Apple Cake.
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My favorite fall recipe or maybe just one of my favorites, because thinking back there are many, is Aunt Sal's Apple Cake with Caramel Drizzle Icing. This cake was different because it was made with chunks of apples instead other means of making the cake moist. Moist was an understatement for this cake because it oozed of sweetness and goo. It was full of apple and walnut goodness along with that syrupy caramel drizzle. Being a sugar freak when I was younger I gobbled up this cake like there was no tomorrow but one piece at a time. That was more than enough with all that sweet, sweet and more sweet.
Sage dressing made on the side in a pan.
When there was leftover after the turkey was stuffed, we made stuffing balls. This idea came from a neighbor who never stuffed her turkey but made the stuffing balls on the side. Since it is no longer suggested to roast your turkey with the stuffing inside it, I now make more of these in a casserole with just enough turkey stock poured over to keep the stuffing moist.
The dessert for Thanksgiving was always made by my grandfather, who made the best pumpkin pies on earth. He would also make a mincemeat pie but I wasn't fond of that pie.
You need to know that I judge a pie by it's crust rather than the filling so I'm very particular about my pies. My grandfather taught me that you needed to be sure to have it right the first time you rolled it out because rolling it more than once made the crust tough.
Turkey Dinner with Cranberry Jelly, Stuffing and Ambrosia