October 15, 2013

Dressing Your Home for Fall | Little Black Door

Hey Living Savvy readers, it's me, Elizabeth from Little Black Door. I'm so glad to be here today to share how I dress up my house for fall while Tiffany enjoys some much deserved vacation time. Fall is with out a doubt my very favorite time of the year and I like to soak up every minute of it. This means a lot of time outside, on road trips and having fun with family and friends. And because of this, we aren't home a lot in the fall so I dress up my home using some of the other five senses - smell and taste.  When the temperature drops I bake. And with that smell, fall is in the house. With all of the apple picking we do in the fall, it makes perfect sense to make some warm, caramely (is that a word?) apple goodness. I make this recipe every time the leaves start to drop and it is crowd pleaser. Syrup is the bacon of the dessert world, so anything with syrup is awesome. Also, I opt for one baking dish rather than ramekins. I love a cute ramekin as much as the next girl, but it sounds a lot better when you can say to yourself "I only had one big piece of apple crisp." rather than "I ate 4 ramekins of apple crisp."
Filling Ingredients:
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped small 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon lemon juice

 Topping Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For filling: Mix all ingredients together and place into 7 to 8-ounce ramekins. For topping: Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Blend the butter into the mixture until it forms pea size lumps. Stir in pecans and sprinkle over filling. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.  Receipe courtsey of Food Network.
All of this talk puts a smile on my face and a rumble in my belly. Guess what we will be having for desert tonight?


This is on my list for sure!  I think the smell of fall is just as good as making your house look like fall!
Thanks Elizabeth for sharing this super yummy and easy recipe!


Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

This makes me want to go bake apple crisp this very insant….that looks so delicious! Can we call it breakfast??

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

just made some saturday and i just go take bites throughout the day... i am sure by the end of the day i have eaten a couple helpings, but who needs to be aware?

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

YUM Elizabeth!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Yummmmy! I can smell the delicious aroma right thru my computer screen.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

so yummy ELizabeth...this is one of my fave desserts ever...makes the entire house smell like cozy heaven. I will have to try this recipe!

House Envy said...

Thanks for the great fall recipe! Going to try this one soon! Erin @ House Envy

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Oh heavens! I could get used to dressing my house that way for fall ;) YUM

Vel Criste said...

Mmmm, looks yum and easy to make, my kind of recipe! thanks Elizabeth and tiffany, pinning now!

Alexa said...

Um. Rumble in my tummy indeed. Looks divine!

House Envy said...

This looks so good! And its not even 7 in the morning yet:) I need to get my kids eating apple crisp! I always forget about it but it is a fav pastime when I was a kid!

House Envy