Here at FrenchGardenHouse, fall means candles glowing in the living room and kitchen during the early evenings.  Fruit crisps straight from the oven for dessert. And a few other cozy and warm things.

Another one of my very favorite things about a new season is getting a few new linens for our kitchen. These, imported from England, were love at first sight for me when I found them at market there.

The apron is so comfortable, it has an adjustable neck strap, a pocket…and then, that equestrian scene!


Straight from the autumn scenes of the south, with acres of grassy paddocks, white picket fences and beauty for miles all around.



These 100% cotton towels have a charming design of trotting and jumping horses and their riders on a light stone grey back ground. Sure to brighten your days, I love these in our French Country kitchen, especially in the fall! Each has a handy hanging loop, you can also use these as an extra large napkin for “messy meals.”


I went to the farmer’s stand in our neighborhood and there were so many apples! It’s apple time, and a big bin of Honey Crisp apples, and one of Gala apples caught my eye. Since I couldn’t decide which I love more, I bought both!  Now there are plenty of apples to display in one of the antique French bowls, and plenty to eat, and plenty to make APPLE CRISP with!



I love big bowls of apples in our kitchen.  Not only decorative, it’s a gentle reminder to eat more fruit.



So let’s talk about this apple crisp! Our friend and chef Lisa from Delicious Table made this, and oh boy, does it ever look delicious!




Gooey melted caramels and juicy Honeycrisp apples bake together in this apple crisp dessert and it tastes like, caramel apples! How can 7 simple ingredients come together and be so good?

Lisa was inspired to make this while on vacation at a lake house in Minnesota with friends.



So gorgeous, right?  All that beauty AND apple crisp, that’s almost too much joy!



Apples are a perfect gift from nature.  Beautiful to look at, healthy, and delicious all wrapped up in one portable little package.


Prep time: 20 mins
Lisa | Delicious Table
Serves: 10-12


  • 8 cups sliced Honeycrisp apples
  • 14 oz pkg. caramels (each caramel cut in four pieces)
  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold butter (2 sticks)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Unwrap caramels, and cut each one into 4 small pieces. Set aside.
  3. Wash apples, and slice into pieces. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  5. Cut in butter until crumbly using 2 butter knives.
  6. Spray with non-stick spray a 9 x13 glass dish.
  7. Reserve 2 cups of mixture.
  8. Press remaining crisp mixture into bottom dish.
  9. Layer ½ apples, ½ caramels, sprinkle 1 cup of crumbled crisp mixture on top.
  10. Repeat layers with crumble crisp mixture on top.
  11. Bake 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Serve with ice cream.

Doesn’t this sound delicious?  For non-festive occasions, I’ve made this without the caramels, I’ll confess.

Because we like to have apple crisp on regular weekday nights. A lot.

And not adding the caramels cuts down quite a bit on the calories. But for a special occasion or a Sunday night family dinner? Go all OUT!

To see this recipe on Delicious Table {you can print it out there} GO HERE>