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Sifted: Bacon-Apple Pie, Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars + More

Bacon Apple Pie

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  • We love some good lattice-work, but Bacon-Apple Pie by For the Love of the South really outdoes itself. When this bacon-striped pie enters the oven, the fat renders from the bacon, giving the crust a savory smokiness that proves that everything — even apple pie — is better with bacon.
  • Earthy green matcha powder is a proven boost for lattes, so try adding it to your baked goods. Pink Patisserie tosses a teaspoon into a classic Scandinavian dessert for Matcha Almond Spritz Cookies, AKA the best reason to consider a cookie plate healthy.

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Thirsty Thursday: Apple of My Pie

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

October marks the official beginning of pie season (at least by my calendar), and in case you’re looking for a new and inventive way to get your pie fix (aren’t we all?), look no further than Alie and Georgia’s creative Apple of My Pie cocktail.

This weirdly delicious concoction is made with apple brandy, cinnamon liqueur, and a whole thick wedge of streusel-topped apple pie. Buttery crust, fragrant filling and all gets blended with the booze until smooth and delicious. For a truly all-American experience, garnish with cheddar. It’s the perfect way to curb your pie cravings. Oh, and the best part? Eating the rest of the pie alongside your cocktail.

Bottoms up, folks.

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Sifted: Cooking with Cider, Homemade Takeout + More

Cider-Braised Chicken by The Bite House

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  1. You cook with wine and beer, so why not hard cider? We’ve got our eye on this recipe for cider-braised chicken by The Bite House.
  2. Skip the takeout and make 30 Pounds of Apple’s pork & ginger apple potstickers. Grab some chopsticks, put on a good movie and you have yourself a nice night.
  3. So over pumpkin spice lattes? Sweet Happy Life has a recipe for homemade gingerbread lattes that is sure to win over your heart.
  4. Kahlua gives Tutti Dolci’s espresso crinkle cookies an extra wow factor. Everyone will be asking for your secret.
  5. Make Yin Mom, Yang Mom’s recipe for apple pie-infused bourbon for the important apple pie and/or bourbon lovers in your life.

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Thirsty Thursday: Easier Than Pie

In case you didn’t get enough pie for Thanksgiving, try consuming your pie in the form of a creamy, frothy shake. For Kelsey Nixon’s Apple Pie Shake, all you need is three simple ingredients: vanilla ice cream, milk, and a thick wedge of apple pie. Think of it as drinking your pie a la mode through a straw. The best part about this recipe is that you can switch up the flavor of ice cream or pie, depending on the season and your own preferences. How about some pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream for an inventive Turkey Day drink? Or might we suggest spiking this shake with brandy or smoky, smooth bourbon to curb your holiday stress?

Bottoms up, folks.

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Oh, Pie Goodness! Pumpkin Pie vs. Apple Pie

Thanksgiving Pie Throwdown: Apple Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie

When it comes to the Thanksgiving dessert table, there is one dessert it would not be complete without: pie. Fortunately, we have incredible pie recipes to finish your Thanksgiving feast with a “Wow!”

This time of year, the choice is almost always a difficult one between apple and pumpkin. Before the debate reaches a fever pitch, we’ve decided to settle this dispute of seasonal sweets once and for all by pitting the competition against each other.

WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE BEST PIE OF THANKSGIVING (BPOTG):

PUMPKIN PIE or APPLE PIE?

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Sifted: Pub Food at Home + Sweet Apple Recipes

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  1. Enjoy pub fare at home with The Tart Tart’s matchstick fries. Douse them with salt and grab yourself a nice cold beer.
  2. It’s apple picking season, folks. Filled with creamy caramel and topped with cinnamon-pecan streusel, you’ll want to make Full Fork Ahead’s apple coffee cake soon.
  3. On days when the warm weather is lingering, enjoy How Crazy Cooksapple cider granita. Even if the crisp air hasn’t set in yet, you can still enjoy the taste of autumn.
  4. We love the idea of turning our favorite cookie dough truffles into truffle pops.  Sally’s Baking Addiction shows you how.
  5. This weekend, try The Kitchn’s kale, bacon and egg sandwich. Infused with garlic and smoky bacon, you won’t regret adding some green into your morning.

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5 Recipes to Take Advantage of an Early Apple Season

Apple lovers get ready:  Our favorite fall fruit is now coming into season sooner than expected.  From the apple-growing regions of New York, Michigan, and Washington, we can expect to get a jump-start on everything apple, from pick-your-own apple orchards to frosty mugs of apple cider.  Though a simple caramel-dipped apple is our favorite, there are plenty of delicious ways to take advantage of autumn’s early bounty.  Bake apples into sweet pies and crumbles, or roast them for a savory companion to meat.

Here are five standout apple recipes:

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Pix Potluck: A Beautiful Apple Pie

'Tis the season ... for apple pie.

Got your desserts all planned for Thursday? At this point in the game, we hope you’ve at least narrowed down the options.

Amy Uhl Ortega posted this photo of her beautiful apple pie to our Facebook page, and we couldn’t resist sharing. It looks almost too good to eat! Almost.

While she didn’t post the recipe (but maybe we can convince her!), we have a few apple pie recipes of our own that you can fall back on.

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Cooking Channel Thanksgiving TV Preview

No one knows turkey like Alton. Watch him dish out the tips Sunday at 5pm ET.

Thanksgiving is coming! The turkey, the stuffing, the sides, the pies — and so much good TV to eat up, we thought you could use a little help.

Keep crafting your Thanksgiving menu with Cooking Channel this weekend…

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