Media Maven *Exclusive* Halloween Goddess Gourmet Idea

Hola Lovelies,

Halloween brings images of ghosts and ghouls, but more importantly it provides the perfect opportunity to satisfy sweet-tooth cravings. Individually wrapped, store-bought candies have always been a staple for kids at Halloween parties, but what about the adults?

Nielsen Massey Vanillas’ Vanilla Cinnamon Apples add an element of sophistication to this year’s festivities and are sure to have guests lining up for seconds. The recipe, found below, combines the savory flavor of Nielsen-Massey’s Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste with the delicious tart taste of fall apples to create a treat that is overflowing with gooey goodness. (Just don’t forget the napkins). Some grocery coupons may apply.

 

Vanilla Cinnamon Apples

Serves 4 4 baking apples 3 tbsp. butter ¾ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 tsp. Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. allspice 1 tbsp. brandy ¼ cup raisins ¼ cup walnuts Pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat the bottom of a shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each apple so it will stand upright. Scoop out the core of each apple from the top down with the small end of a melon ball cutter, making sure not to core all the way through the apple.

Combine the butter, brown sugar and vanilla paste in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat until the butter is melted, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and stir in the cinnamon, allspice, brandy, raisins, walnuts and salt. Fill the apples with equal amounts of the filling using a teaspoon. Place the apples in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes or until caramelized and fork tender.


About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world. The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar and Certified Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Beans.

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas recently introduced a line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are Allergen-Free and certified Kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

 

About Sapphire Kharyzma

Sapphire Kharyzma is a travel, beauty, fashion and lifestyle ambassador, blogger/writer, photographer, designer and publicist! Chic mother of three - two teenage girls and one toddler boy, this single mom battles live's simple pleasures with guilty style. Kharyzma's mission is to take her unique quintessential talents and build a sorority of elite "women of power" who are future leaders and entrepreneurs. Learn how to be a Chic Executive Officer of your happiness, happening every week at Mind Body Soul'U'tions and Elite Socialistas. Sapphire can be found trending on Lucky Magazine, POPSUGAR; as well as styling for a cause at Goddess Chic - the new social travel and shopping boutique which empowers girls and women. You can also catch her indulging in all things travel and spas through Goddess Getaways & Gatherings!

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