What's more rewarding this time of year than baking with fresh, fragrant apples? If you happen to live in apple country, which we do, the trees by the road are laden these days with cascades of red and green orbs, just waiting to be collected and brought to their full potential in the kitchen. Sift is happy to present these apple and spice recipes to inspire your baking.

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The seductive wafting scent of cinnamon in the air, interlaced with the aroma of warm, fresh-picked apples baking creates an immediate feeling of comfort. Of course there will be pie, but apples and spice also belong in bread, with cheese toasted on top, or in tender sweet rolls.

Cider Doughnut

The perfect treat tucked into your lunch pail...

apple and spice recipes via@kingarthurflour

Steamed Harvest Bread

Or reach for a moist slice of this bread at the supper table. It's a low-fat way to put this end of season's garden goodness to use.

Steamed Harvest Bread


Butterscotch Apple Sweet Rolls

Make Sunday morning special with some sweet autumnal rolls. 

apple and spice recipes via@kingarthurflour

Roasted Apple Bread

Or make yourself a banquet with a slice of this hearty bread toasted with some excellent Vermont cheddar cheese.

Roasted Apple Bread


Roasting the apples before putting them in the bread dough does amazing things for their depth of flavor. 

Cinnamon Apple Twist

Don't be fooled into thinking that apples are a humble ingredient. With a little artful shaping, you can have this gorgeous bread on your table.

apple and spice recipes via@kingarthurflour

These are just some of the mouthwatering ways to let apples and spice sing their unique duet, and you'll find them all in the fall edition of Sift.

apple and spice recipes via@kingarthurflour

You can find our new publication at bookstores, grocery stores, and most everywhere magazines are sold. Fill your basket of baking ideas with fresh apples and spice, and make the most of this wonderful season.

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Chef Susan Reid grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Bates College and the Culinary Institute of America, and is the former Food Editor of Sift magazine. She does demos, appearances, and answers food (and baking) questions from all quarters.

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