Enjoy Festive Treats on National Apple Day with these Fresh Recipes

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Enjoy Festive Treats on National Apple Day with these Fresh Recipes
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Enjoy Festive Treats  from Viki’s Granola and Gaea on National Apple Day

Everyone should enjoy festive treats on National Apple Day. Celebrate the holiday this month with Viki’s Granola Baked Granola Apple recipe. Made with Viki’s Granola Apple Cinnamon – a blend of gluten-free oats, organic honey, and unsweetened coconut, mixed with dried sweetened apples, raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon – this recipe is nutritious and timely for apple season.

 

Not a fan of apples? Below you can also find a recipe from Greek olive oil brand, Gaea, for Baked Pears with Chocolate Ice Cream and Olive Oil for a delicious fall treat.

 

Viki’s Granola Baked Granola Apple

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Ingredients:

3 tablespoons cold butter, diced

3 tablespoon dark brown sugar

½ teaspoon brown sugar

Pinch of salt

4 apples, washed and dried

1 cup of Viki’s Granola Apple Cinnamon

Vanilla ice cream

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°. In a bowl combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Take good care to mash everything together with a fork. Use a melon baller, apple corer or paring knife to remove apple cores; don’t go all the way through. Place apples in a small baking dish and fill with butter mixture and bake for 30-40 minutes. To serve top with Viki’s Apple Cinnamon Granola and a scoop of ice cream.

 

Viki’s Granola Apple Cinnamon

Vickie's Granola

Viki’s Granola is made with 100% all natural ingredients, gluten-free and baked with love. Unlike other granolas with hard clusters, Viki’s has a fresh, soft, chewy texture and no artificial aftertaste. Available in five delicious flavors, Viki’s Granola is great to enjoy on its own or with yogurt for a nutritious snack, and are even available in snack packs, perfect for on-the-go! ($5.49/12 oz. bag $11.99 / (10) 1.5oz bags) www.VikisGranola.com.

 

Another way to enjoy festive treats is with:

Gaea’s Baked Pears with Chocolate Ice Cream and Olive Oil

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Ingredients:

1 pound semi-sweet chocolate ice cream

2 3/4 tablespoon butter

4 tablespoon brown sugar

8 pears, peeled and cut in half, seeds removed

Juice and zest of 1 orange

Black peppercorns

4 Tbsp. Gaea Kalamata D.O.P Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Directions:

Place shallow pan over heat and add butter and sugar. Stirring constantly over low flame, allow mixture to caramelize. Add pears and turning over frequently cook them for about 10 minutes or until they caramelize. Add orange zest and juice and remove pan from heat. Place a large scoop of chocolate ice cream in each bowl, arrange 2 pears around it together with the pan liquid. Sprinkle with black pepper and drizzle pears with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.

 

Gaea Kalamata D.O.P Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Gaea Kalamata D.O.P Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the P.D.O. region of KALAMATA in the southwest Peloponnese and has flavor profile that includes an intense aroma of green banana and perennial herbs and a bright, peppery flavor of fresh green olives rich in antioxidants. Gaea products are available through a variety of leading grocery, mass and natural retailers and at www.gaeaus.com (MSRP $12.99).

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