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Happy weekend, and welcome to Friday Finds! Today it's all about holiday hostess gifts. It about the time when you may have several seasonal parties and functions to attend, and you should never show up empty-handed. The best hostess gift should be something just for the hostess that he or she can use at a later time, either for entertaining or just for themselves. Just because you may have been assigned a side dish or drinks, you should still being along a special hostess gift.

A hostess gift doesn't need to cost a lot. They can range anywhere from $10-$25, and really should be on average $20. There are so many appropriate options in this price range - anything from a set of tea towels to a cookbook, or something gourmet, or even a little bath and body gift. If you need a hostess gift for a party or dinner this holiday season, you can't go wrong with one of the picks below.


This first one is my favorite, because it's a versatile multi-use item, and it's so chic. …

Salted-Caramel Apple Pie


When the colder weather hits and the holidays approach, I consistently have pie on the brain when it comes to desserts. A warm flaky crust and fall spices can only be improved upon by something like salted caramel. After all, my love likes caramel...and pie, so when I wanted to bake him something, caramel apple pie was the perfect choice.:)



I used this Williams Sonoma recipe as a start for the apple filling. It was the first time I pre-cooked apple slices before baking them in a pie, and I have to say it turned out absolutely perfect.




I also noticed the crust turned out better then usual. I used this basic pie crust recipe that I always use, but I think cooking the juices out of the apple first helped to make a more crispy crust.




I used a leaf cookie cutter and a small knife to create the look of real leaves on top. Brush them with the egg wash to help them stick to the top crust.

There is a salted-caramel recipe in the Williams Sonoma version, but if you need to make it dairy-free like I did, try this easy caramel sauce recipe. Enjoy!:)



More Pie Recipes to Try



Comments

  1. This looks and sound amazing, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  2. I've had it very much like this. Tasty!

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  3. This looks so professional and too beautiful to eat . I'll be trying out this recipe and your tips for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  4. okay could you be anymore professional! this looks so perfect!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

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  5. Yummy! This looks so nice ♥♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  6. This looks delicious & so beautiful! Love the leaf crust!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  7. I have made this several times now. I LOVE it and my waistline will never be the same, but I DON”T CARE. LOVE!

    Mariz
    Click Here Cowboy Boots

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