Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Winds of Change

About a week ago, it was very hot for the upper 90s.

Within that week, it dropped down to a high of 60 and gave us free air conditioning!

(Yes, I do kind of obsess over the weather.  Originally from a state that really has around the same temperature and weather all the time, I now watch for all these fluctuations; the closet meteorologist in me.)

It was HOT and then COLD, even for me.  But, that is what fall brings...the winds of change.

Can't you hear it?  Can't you feel it?

Sounds like the words to a song???

I came across a recipe that is light, that speaks summer, and has apples, that speak fall.  It's a little bit of both!  It's a little bit summer and a little bit fall!  Kind of like Donny and Marie's song...I'm a little bit county and I'm a little bit rock n roll.  Ok, enough with the comparisons to songs!  On to the pie!

Here's what you need, but I did notice that the cream cheese is missing.  You will need that too, see the recipe below.
The recipe comes from and she has some of the best dessert recipes.

You will need:
1 graham cracker pie crust
3 green apple, diced
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
15-20 mini snickers, chopped
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 oz cream cheese, softened

Combine cool whip, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together in a small bowl.  Now add the chopped up snickers and apples.  Put it all onto the pie crust.  Place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.  Just before serving, add a drizzle of caramel and some more snickers...maybe even an apple slice or two...just for looks.  Serve on the same day or very next day because the apples start to brown.

That's it!

Snickers Caramel Apple Pie Finished Product...Yum!
Now, I did not drizzle caramel or put apple slices on top.  I put more chopped up snickers bars as well as some toffee chips that I had left over from another recipe.  Either topping will work, but the apple slices would provide more color.

A little bit of summer and a little bit of fall to go with the winds of change.

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!