It's almost here! My favorite time of the year...fall. Fall is not yet in the air here in Georgia. We've had a hot September. Even with the warm weather, I still get in the mood for fall with one of my other favorites, a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Hometown Harvest is the newest cookbook in Gooseberry Patch's fall cookbook line. If you're like me and have all of the other fall editions, you'll want to add this one to your collection.
Around this time every year, I start yearning for those crisp fall mornings which are few and far between here in my area. I can easily get into the fall spirit by curling up on the couch with my Gooseberry Patch fall cookbooks and read the recipes and harvest memories while planning my own adventures in my area: fall festivals, hayrides, and corn mazes.
Just reading through the chapter titles makes my mouth water for pumpkin baked goods: Hometown Pancake Breakfast, Church Social Soup Supper, Thanksgiving Dinner to Remember, Game Day Get-Together, Pumpkin Patch Sweets and Slow-Cooker Potluck Pleasers. The cookbook is filled with every imaginable form of apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and other seasonal ingredients.
I chose to highlight my very favorite fall flavor, apples, in the recipe featured here, Fresh Apple Pound Cake.
Fresh Apple Pound Cake
Fresh Apple Pound Cake
Submitted by Theresia King
1-1/4 c. oil
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 c. chopped pecans
Combine oil, sugar and eggs in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes; beat in vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; mix well. Add flour mixture to oil mixture. Beat well; fold in apples and pecans. Pour batter into a greased 12" Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick tests done. Cool for several minutes; turn cake out of pan. Serves 16.
Are you ready to welcome fall into your home? Are you ready to welcome this cookbook into your home? In addition to the review copy I received from Gooseberry Patch, I also received a copy of the cookbook to give away to one of my readers. Enter in the widget below. Please allow a few moments for the widget to load.
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