Harvest Sweets

There are lots of savory soups and dishes you can make with the harvest, but this time of year, it’s nice to sweeten up a bit. Here are a few of my favorites.

Carrot Cake

What makes this so awesome is the pound of freshly grated carrots. You can add grated carrots to muffins and cookies and quick breads, but nothing really does it like a good carrot cake.


Squash Custard

Kind of like pumpkin pie, but using winter squash and without the trouble of making crust, this custard is a great dessert… and breakfast… and snack. Here’s a few simple recipes:


http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2011/11/baked-pumpkin-and-sour-cream-puddings/ (Smitten Kitchen is one of my favorite recipe blogs – I highly suggest trolling through her stuff to see what else she has!)


And what to serve with these after dinner sweets? Apple cider! Heated with spices is perfect for cold weather, and for those who like a bit fancier of a nip, try this recipe for hot buttered apple cider with rum!

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