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:

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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:

    Wow!
    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,
    Eileen

  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.
    jfm

  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.
    Maryrose

  16. Carla Says:

    ooooaaaaaahhhhh!!!
    yummy looking recipe too!

  17. RobinfromCA Says:

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

    Robin

  18. Sarah @ Hyacinth Says:

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

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