Fall's apple abundance is a great blessing to the cook. We match varieties to recipes that highlight their unique character.
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Top tender apple cupcakes with a sweet and crunchy topping of brown sugar and almonds, then drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze. The amaretto adds an even more distinct almond flavor to the cupcakes, but if you don't have it, you can use almond extract instead.