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Apple pie meets egg bake in this delicious Apple Breakfast Bake, loaded with dried cranberries and pecans and drizzled with warm maple syrup.
Well, we did it! We finally made it to the orchard to pick apples yesterday…..and not a moment too soon. The orchards around here are starting to get picked clean, and some of them are already closed for the season. Who knew pick-your-own apples were such a hot commodity?? To be honest, as much as I LOVE picking apples every year, I’m also really content to let Pick ‘n Save do the work for me……which is probably why this is NOT the first year we’ve waited so long that the branches are starting to go bare……!
Luckily, a few phone calls was all it took to avert apple picking disaster, and just like that, we were back in business. Thank goodness….because the girls were SO excited about it and ended up having the best time they’ve ever had picking apples! They were climbing ladders and running through the rows of trees and searching for the best apples…..and, of course, sampling plenty of them along the way!
We ended up coming home with $30 worth of apples…..a big bag and a small bag, both filled to the brim and overflowing. Enough apples that I might wonder what to do with all of them…..if I didn’t have the kids I have, that is. They are apple LOVERS, and can easily eat 2-3 apples a day….EACH! But. Before they gobble them all up, this Apple Breakfast Bake is on my must-make list. It’s sweet and satisfying and full of delicious apple flavor, and with the addition of dried cranberries and pecans, it really is the perfect dish for fall!
This is one of those recipes I’ve been meaning to share with you forever, so when I found out #MyPicknSave was teaming up with #CollectiveBias with a focus on APPLES, I was thrilled! I headed to my favorite Pick ‘n Save, and the first thing I saw was exactly what I needed!! Lots and lots of apples!
I love trying out different varieties, both for eating and baking. Of course, we definitely have our favorites…..like Gala and Honeycrisp for eating, Cortland and Granny Smith for baking. The great thing about apples, though, is that they’re ALL good for anything….and they’re especially fun to mix and match. I can’t wait to get busy with all the apples we got from the orchard yesterday…..and I’m not kidding when I say I better hurry, before they’re all gone!
- 8 eggs
- 1½ c. milk
- 1 c. flour
- 3 Tbsp. maple syrup OR sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. apple pie spice
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ c. (1 stick) butter
- ¼ c. packed brown sugar
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- ½ c. dried cranberries
- ½ c. pecans
- Combine egs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Heat the butter and brown sugar in a 9x13 inch baking dish at 425 degrees until butter melts. Stir apples, pecans, and dried cranberries into the butter.
- Bake until the butter sizzles.
- Pour egg mixture over apple mixture. and sprinkle with a small amount of brown sugar.
- Bake at 425 degrees 20-25 minutes until golden brown or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Serve with maple syrup.
Also, mark your calendars, because The Wisconsin Potato board is putting together this year’s PotatoPalooza and here is Pick ‘n Save’s plan for dates & times:
10/11 @ 10A – 2P 8132 Stevens Point, 1500 Pinecrest Drive, Stevens Point, WI. 54481
10/25 @ 10A – 2P 6891 Mt Pleasant South, 2820 S Green Bay Road, Mount Pleasant, WI. 53406