Thursday, September 26, 2013

Harvest/Halloween Blog Hop - Last Day!

Welcome to the Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. Halloween/Harvest Hop. We have some great tutorials for you to make some fun and easy projects for this Halloween/Harvest Season. We will be giving away two stamps sets during this hop, so two lucky people will go home with both of these fabulous stamp sets. Be sure to comment on all the designers’ blogs. Our hop will run from September 24th-27th. Our two winners will be announced on September 28th. 

September 24th - Treat Holders

September 25th - Polished Stone

September 26th - Treat Bags

September 27th - Holiday Table Setting

All our tutorials along with many more are available on MFP SpeedyTV.  The company blog has direct links to the tutorials!

Here's my offering for today's hop.  I don't usually make place cards or napkin rings for Thanksgiving, but I had so much fun doing these, that I might just change that in the future!  I found some paper in my stash with some Autumn colors, and between that, and some brown and kraft colored cardstock, I went to town!

I stamped and colored the three images from the adorable Mark's Finest Paper Fall Apples set coming out in October. There's a cut apple, an apple tree branch and a basket of apples...I used one for each of my items.  I colored the images with watercolor pencils and a water brush.  I found the "Pie Place Card" cut file in the Silhouette store and just couldn't resist the little pie to go along with all the apples!  On my recipe card is the time-tested instructions for a Dutch Apple pie that we make for holidays...sooooo yummy!  Here's the recipe, in case you're interested:

Dutch Apple Pie
1 large graham cracker pie crust
2 lg egg yolks slightly beaten
8 c sliced, cored, peeled apples (fuji’s are best)
1 ½ T lemon juice
2/3 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar, firmly packed
¼ c flour
¼ t salt
¾ t cinnamon
½ t nutmeg
1 c flour
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1 stick butter at room temp
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Brush bottom and sides of crust with egg yolk.  Bake on cookie sheet until light brown, about 5 minutes.  Remove crust from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
Combine apples, lemon juice, 2/3 c sugar, 1/3 c brown sugar, ¼ c flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Mix well and spoon into crust.
Mix remaining flour, sugar, brown sugar, and butter with fork until crumbly.  Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples.
Bake on cookie sheet until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbling, about 55 minutes.  Cool on wire rack for 4 hours.  Serve at room temperature. 

Be sure to check out all of our designers who participated in our hop. The more you comment the more chances you have to win one of these great stamp sets.


Thanks for stopping by! We hope we were able to inspire you with ideas for your Halloween/Harvest season.

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E


Karenladd said...

What a cute table decoration set. I LOVE that menu card!

Beth F. said...

What a GREAT place setting! I love the apple pie theme!
Beth's Beauties

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the apple Pie theme. Will have to give your recipe a try since I like Dutch Apple Pie.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Davi said...

Amy love your table setting and recipe card! Funny how we both chose the same images. Great minds think alike right :)

Jane said...

Your place setting is so cute and thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Lois said...

I love the addition of the pie to your place settings!

Debi said...

Don't you just love everything about fall apples? Lots of apple orchards near my home and I frequent them often. Great images and coloring, the pie die cut is perfect, and I will have to try using a graham cracker crust for apple pie! TFS Hugs, DebiB

marg0006 said...

LOve the cute little pie cut and sweet details.

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Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the apple theme.

Jo4Him said...

Super cute table setting; thanks for sharing

Janice said...

Love this display!