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Make Your Own Caramel Apples

Make Your Own Caramel Apples

December 17, 2021 |

A perfect and easy treat to make or gift during the holiday season! Ingredients: 1 box Spiced Apple Pie Caramel or Candy Cap Caramel 2T to 1/4 cup cream 1 bag Apple Pie Snacks for topping Instructions: Put in caramels and cream double boiler ( you can improvise with a metal...

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Wake-Up Toddy

Wake-Up Toddy

December 14, 2021 |

A great warming drink for when you need a little pick-me-up! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ACV or Triple Citrus Shrub 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup 1 slice each lemon, lime + orange 6 oz. hot water Instructions: In a mug, muddle fruit, add ACV and honey, add hot water, stir...

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Little Apple Treats House Dressing

Little Apple Treats House Dressing

November 17, 2021 |

Quick and easy - perfect for large gatherings at the holidays. Ingredients: 1 medium shallot, finely chopped Zest and juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime, and 1 orange 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon honey or 1 tablespoon Triple Citrus Shrub...

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Citrus and Bay Bubbly Mocktail

Citrus and Bay Bubbly Mocktail

November 17, 2021 |

The bay adds an intriguing herbal flavor that we love! Cocktail Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Triple Citrus Shrub 2 teaspoons bay syrup sparkling water (we love lemon or grapefruit) fresh or dried bay leaves to garnish Bay Syrup Ingredients: simmer 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 5 fresh or dried bay...

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Virgil: Our Century-Old Taffy Wrapping Machine

Virgil: Our Century-Old Taffy Wrapping Machine

November 08, 2021 |

It's time we told you a little bit about Virgil!   In 2015 we bought an antique machine to cut and wrap our apple cider caramels, rather than doing them by hand. Called a K-Kiss Wrapper, these machines were originally made by the Package Machinery Corporation of Springfield, Massachusetts to...

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Cozy Cocoa Shortbread Cookies

Cozy Cocoa Shortbread Cookies

November 04, 2021 |

A classic holiday recipe with a little cozy cocoa twist!  Ingredients: 8 oz. (225g) unsalted butter, at room temperature* 1 2/3 (225g)cups all-purpose flour* 2/3 cup (140g) Cozy Cocoa Mix 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 Tablespoons cocoa nibs or 1/4 (113g) cup very finely chopped chocolate Sanding sugar for dusting Stir...

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Floral Verjus and Shrub Cocktail

Floral Verjus and Shrub Cocktail

July 11, 2021 |

Ingredients: 1 jigger Scribe verjus (from we got ours from Miracle Plum) 1/2 jigger Blood Orange + Meyer Lemon Shrub 1/2 jigger Floraluna Wildflower Syrup 3 drops Floraluna Rose Bitters Topo Chico Instructions: Combine all over ice and top off with Topo Chico! Enjoy!

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Shrub-Ade Refresher Recipe

Shrub-Ade Refresher Recipe

June 30, 2021 |

This easy and refreshing summer shrub beverage is perfect for poolside or at any barbecue. First, make simple syrup if you don't already have some on hand. Ingredients: 3/4  cup sugar 3/4 cup water Directions: Combine and boil until sugar dissolves. Cool. Shrub Refresher Recipe  Ingredients: 3/4 cup fresh lemon...

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Blood Orange Margarita - Cocktail or Mocktail!

Blood Orange Margarita - Cocktail or Mocktail!

June 24, 2021 |

The blood orange, shrub, and lime make a perfect blend of sweet and sour. Just how a margarita should be.  Hosting guests for a summer bbq? You can make this blood orange Margarita in a batch for your guests and leave the tequila and tequila alternative on the side for...

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Quick Lemon & Lavender Aperitif

Quick Lemon & Lavender Aperitif

May 26, 2021 |

This cocktail featuring our neighbors over at Haus' Lavender & Lemon aperitif is perfect for summer nights, after long days, or with this Lavender Wait Cake With Lemon Glaze.    Ingredients:   2 parts Haus Lemon Lavender 1 part Blood Orange + Meyer Lemon shrub slice of lemon bubbly water to...

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Lavender Wait Cake With Lemon Glaze

Lavender Wait Cake With Lemon Glaze

May 26, 2021 |

It's lavender season here is Sonoma County! We were just gifted some Haus Lavender + lemon from our neighbors at Haus, it pairs perfectly with our Blood Orange + Meyer Lemon shrub, both in the glass and in this cake. Note that you need some time for the cake to...

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Easy Pickled Red Onions In Apple Cider Vinegar

Easy Pickled Red Onions In Apple Cider Vinegar

May 06, 2021 |

After you make these once you will realize how easy they are and won’t go without them in the fridge! Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1tsp of salt 1 tsp of sugar Directions: Combine ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer, stirring for 2 minutes...

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Easy Ginger Hibiscus Cocktail / Mocktail

Easy Ginger Hibiscus Cocktail / Mocktail

March 24, 2021 |

  Spring is in the air and we can't wait to be sitting out on the patio on the weekends! This mocktail is getting us in the mood for spring days and is also perfect with some gin for summer nights. Ingredients: 1 jigger (two tablespoons) Ginger Hibiscus Shrub 1 can Lemon Spindrift  A...

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Turmeric & Apple Cider Vinegar Pickled Veggies

Turmeric & Apple Cider Vinegar Pickled Veggies

February 24, 2021 |

Sugar-free and relatively easy these pickled veggies have been a go-to for salads, sides, and just general snacking for us this winter! Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower 3 carrots--I used 3 different colors from a bag of rainbow carrots--one orange, one white, one purple. 1.5 cups Wildfire Cider 1.5 cups water...

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3 Sugar-Free Mocktails with Apple Cider Vinegar

3 Sugar-Free Mocktails with Apple Cider Vinegar

January 13, 2021 |

We're doing Whole 30 here at Little Apple Treats and REALLY want some sugar :) Here's a few sugar-free mocktails we've been enjoying with our Apple Cider Vinegar: Citrus Dream Mocktail Ingredients: 2 Teaspoons LAT Apple Balsamic vinegar  4 Slices citrus--try to use one sweet and one tart--right now we are...

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Cream Scone Recipe

Cream Scone Recipe

April 04, 2020 |

Cream Scone Recipe (Yes, I’m going to make you use a scale—that’s what we use in the bakery and it will help you make the best scones!) Ingredients: 500g all-purpose flour 65g sugar (25g for savory scones) 2 Tablespoons baking powder 3/4 tsp. salt 130g butter, very cold or frozen...

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Holiday Poached Pears Recipe

Holiday Poached Pears Recipe

December 13, 2019 |

Our Modern Mulling Spice makes a gorgeous poaching liquid for poached pears (or apples!). Here's Joanne's recipe: Ingredients: Under-ripe pears Modern Mulling Spice Water Instructions: Choose firm, slightly under-ripe pears. Peel, leaving the stem intact. Make mulled wine or juice following the instructions on the jar of mulling spice. Lower...

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Plum + Vanilla Smash Recipe

Plum + Vanilla Smash Recipe

November 25, 2019 |

  The holidays are filled with times of celebration and we have the perfect drink for the occasions at hand! Tart plums and creamy vanilla combine to make a shrub that is sweet, but not too sweet. Perfect for creating delicious drinks for any holiday! Recipe: 1 jigger (two tablespoons)...

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Joanne's Apple Crisp Recipe

Joanne's Apple Crisp Recipe

November 14, 2019 |

  Here’s a crisp recipe that’s good with any apple. Full disclosure, I don’t like nuts or oats in my crisp topping, but if you do, add ½ cup of finely chopped toasted walnuts or ½ cup Hill and Hollow or Orchard Blend Granola to the mixture. You can also...

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Quick Pickles Recipe

Quick Pickles Recipe

September 15, 2019 |

Quick Pickles Recipe Ingredients: 1 lb cucumbers--any kind. 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tablespoon Wildfire Cider 1-2 cloves of garlic, grated on a microplane ½ inch piece of ginger, grated on a microplane A few shakes of hot pepper flakes Instructions: Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise. Place cut side...

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Citrus Marinade Recipe

Citrus Marinade Recipe

September 15, 2019 |

Ingredients: Juice and zest of 1 lemon Juice and zest of 1 lime Juice and zest of 1 orange 2 tablespoons citrus shrub—Blood Orange + Meyer Lemon, or Meyer Lemon + Green Coriander ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt...

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Garden Potato Salad Recipe

Garden Potato Salad Recipe

September 15, 2019 |

Ingredients: 2 lbs small red potatoes 1 lb blanched asparagus, cut into ½” pieces ½ cup Whole Apple Vinaigrette 2 T chopped cornichons 2 T chopped tarragon 2 T chopped parsley Salt and pepper to taste. Instructions: Simmer the potatoes until just cooked, 10-20 min depending on how big they...

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Little Apple Treats (Vegan) Applesauce Bread Recipe

Little Apple Treats (Vegan) Applesauce Bread Recipe

September 15, 2019 |

This is a delicious tea bread, full of granola and chocolate. Great with a cup of tea, or for breakfast. Ingredients: 1 cup (300g) unsweetened applesauce  ½ cup coconut yogurt, plain or vanilla (1-5.3 oz container  or 150g) ½ cup (160g) maple syrup ⅓ cup (60g) olive oil 1 tsp...

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Strawberry Smash Recipe

Strawberry Smash Recipe

August 20, 2019 |

  Summer is waning so we like to end our days outside, soaking in the last of the light while tasting something summery-sweet. Unlike anything you have tried, this mocktail is subtly spiced from the pink peppercorns and accented by a tangy strawberry finish. Ingredients: 1 jigger (two tablespoons) Strawberry...

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