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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Apple Peach Pie

This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's A Dessert Party article.

This pie was a winner in 'Pie On The Square', an annual pie contest in my small town, the year I was a judge. This event is the quintessential Norman Rockwell gathering. I love the combination of apples and peaches. This is exactly the right time of year to make this pie.

Crust for 9" pie
1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons tapioca
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 peach, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoon dry lemon gelatin
2 tablespoons butter

Line pie plate with crust and sprinkle corn flakes over the dough. Combine sugar, tapioca, cinnamon, and apple and peach slices, and pour on top of corn flakes. Sprinkle with the dry gelatin and dot with butter. Add top crust, pinch edges together and flute. Cut vents in top crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then lower heat to 350 degrees and bake additional 45-50 minutes, until crust is golden and juices bubbling.

Serves 8

Linda Larsen is a freelance Home Economist with a degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a degree from St. Olaf College. She has been on the Pillsbury Bake-Off staff since 1987, and was in charge of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. Linda has developed recipes for Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal, presented food to taste panels, held cooking seminars, and owned her own catering business "The Perfect Occasion". She loves to cook and entertain, write about food, talk about it, plan parties, read cookbooks and develop recipes. She has a cookbook collection of at least 1000 books and reads them as though they were novels.

Linda's first meal was a Mother's Day dinner from the Betty Crocker Children's cookbook, prepared when she was 11. Since then she has hosted wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, business dinners and cocktail parties, and wonderful simple meals for friends. Join her and learn simple and elegant ways to entertain your family and friends during the week.

Linda is also the Home and Décor host for Bella Online. Make sure to visit her excellent site for design tips, articles, links, and recommendations relating to home décor.

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