Autumn Is Afoot (Apples & Walnuts with Cinnamon Caramel Sauce)

I like the word “afoot.”

On foot.

     In action.

          In progress.

Autumn wasn’t meant to be experienced indoors.  It requires participation…

With apples and camera in hand, I went exploring.

Where to take the picture?  Hmm….

                                                                                                                                                                                  (Disregard the photographer in the spoon…)

While I debate this dilemma, allow me to share the recipe.

Apples & Walnuts With Cinnamon Caramel Sauce

1 tart apple (per person), cored and sliced

1/4 c. toasted walnuts (per person)

Cinnamon Caramel Sauce:

4 T. butter

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 T. milk

1/2 t. vanilla

1/2 t. cinnamon

Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.  Stir in brown sugar, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.  Increase heat slightly and bring mixture to a boil.  Cook and stir until “caramelly” consistency.  (I like my sauce thinner; use your judgement.)  Cool slightly and drizzle over apples and walnuts.  Enjoy!

As to where to take that final shot…

It’s Autumn!

Now go outside and play.

Enjoying all things afoot,

~ Kim

33 thoughts on “Autumn Is Afoot (Apples & Walnuts with Cinnamon Caramel Sauce)

    • Thank you, Tina! I like how you phrased that… Sometimes I “complicate” food and your comment was a good reminder that simple flavors can stand on their own! :)
      ~ Kim

    • Sometimes our neighbors must wonder, watching me wander around with plates (or bowls) of food and setting them “here and there.” Don’t let anyone — or a small back yard — stop ya! It’ll be fun to see what you come up with!
      ~ Kim

    • Hey, Erin! That’s half the fun, thinking up new ways to combine food and flavors. Go for it! I love “blog world” — creative ideas abound!
      ~ Kim

  1. Kimby, I love this simple autumn recipe for apples and your wonderful perspective on the season. This crisp air makes me want to move, too. I love fall!!!!

  2. I am cracking up because I try to use the word afoot in conversations… because it makes me laugh. My boss finds it hilarious because I will walk into his office sometimes after seeing a client and say something is afoot within. (It is so much better than saying in progress!) Yes, I am wacky ;)

    • Oh, Christy, I love that! You’re not wacky — you’re “adorkable.” :) Thanks for your inspiring autumn series on “Becoming…” too!
      ~ Kim

  3. I love it! What a fun adventure! I think my favorite one is with the leaves – followed closely by the one that shows you in the spoon (that happens to me all the time!) GREAT recipe!

  4. Taking your apples for a walk is too cool. A few years ago I had a yellow cab fixation an I would frame up a shot of a New York landmark and then wait till a cab came into he frame in just the right place. Ah he things we do for art LOL

  5. Such a great and simple dessert. I’m the same way and prefer my ‘caramel’ to be on the thinner side (it makes it better for drizzling!)

    Bonus – that apple dish is adorable! It looks so great against the leafy background.

  6. I came personally to thank you for visiting my blog. Thanks for the comments. What a lovely shocking pink apple bowl for the apple dessert. It is a great idea to take the photos outdoor, adds a whole new dimension to it. I learn a new word today afoot. I am going to tell my Quay Lo, don’t disturb me when I am in the kitchen, dinner is afoot! Did I use it right? Sorry, my English is half past six. I have not improve a single bit even after married to my Quay Lo for 15 yrs. I still confuse him calling a he, she and a she, he. When I give him direction when going places, I asked him to go up and go down. I still say blow the cake instead of blow the candles and just now means quite a long while ago. He gave up correcting me. LOL! Have a wonderful week.

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