Southern Sunset

Submitted by Christi

It’s Outdoor Wednesday again! This is one of my favorite days because I love showing and seeing all of the beautiful outdoor pictures. Thanks Susan for coming up with this great party!

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Here are some pictures of sunsets that I have been blessed enough to get to enjoy:






Hope you have had some beautiful sunsets to enjoy!

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
1 Corinthians 15:41

Today’s Lagniappe: Praline Apple Bread
My mother sent me this one from Southern Living. She said it was wonderful!

  • 1 1/2  cups  chopped pecans, divided
  • 1  (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1  tablespoon  vanilla extract
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1 1/2  cups  finely chopped, peeled Granny Smith apples (about 3/4 lb.)
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 1/2  cup  firmly packed light brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 1/2 cup pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 4 minutes.

2. Beat sour cream and next 3 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until blended.

3. Stir together flour and next 3 ingredients. Add to sour cream mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in apples and 1/2 cup toasted pecans. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup chopped pecans; lightly press pecans into batter.

4. Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 50 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.

5. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a 1-qt. heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and spoon over top of bread; let cool completely (about 1 hour).

Note: To freeze, cool bread completely; wrap in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.

18 Responses to “Southern Sunset”

  1. KBeau Says:

    Gorgeous pictures, and that recipe sounds delicious.

  2. amy Says:

    Gods gift to us!!

  3. Becky K. Says:

    Very lovely!

    Becky K.

  4. the lazy peacock Says:

    what stunning pictures!

  5. Jeanne Selep Says:

    I love beautiful sunsets. I wish I could take time to enjoy more of them!

  6. Mary Says:

    Your pictures are stunners and the recipe sounds delicious. I love praline, I love apples – how did you know :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  7. Eileen Says:

    Beautiful photographs!
    They remind me of that scene in Gone With The Wind, of Scarlett O’Hara at Tara when she vows never to go hungry again!
    All the best,

  8. [email protected] Says:

    what beautiful pictures. I’ve copied the recipe off, I’m anxious to try it this w/k. Thanks for sharing..Happy Outdoor Wednesday..hugs ~lynne~

  9. [email protected] Says:

    For some reason our sunsets around her are not the most spectacular… but because of the California fires and much smoke in the air we have had a couple and I hope to share them.

    Your sunsets here are such an inspiration… Thanks for capturing them so beautifully.

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

  10. Joyce M Says:

    Simply divine sunsets. I will try this recipe soon. It sounds delicious! Thanks.

  11. Karen Says:

    Those sunsets are spectacular. I have so many trees around my house, I don’t see sunsets. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Riet Says:

    Spectacular sunsets. Beautiful
    Have a nice day

  13. Regina, DailyLiving Says:

    Beautiful skies! Awesome.

  14. Marie Says:

    Just gorgeous, lovely scripture quote to go with it too. Thank you for an uplifting post.

  15. Maryrose Says:

    Gorgeous pictures.. and so many clouds. Recipe sounds wonderful and scripture…devine.
    Thanks and Happy Wednesday.

  16. Carla Says:

    yummy looking recipe too!

  17. RobinfromCA Says:

    Oh, my! Those are gorgeous photos of the work of the Master!


  18. Sarah @ Hyacinth Says:

    Amazing photos! Isn’t sunset the most beautiful experience?

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