Trees of Transition

Comfort for people going through life transitions by sharing thoughts, photos, cards, and recipes.


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Falling Dots 🍃 

Since today the leaves are falling in loads, I’m reposting a poem I wrote one fall day when I was going to graduate school:

Specks of yellow — fall.

The wind levered them down,

Or sprung them loose,

Or let them go.

Like little cares — falling– golden in their time —

Locust leaves that

Symbolizes hope and freedom.

~Mary Hope

Copyright 2019

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Thank you again, and peace to you and your family!

~Mary Hope


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Dairy-Free Apple Crisp and Honey Apple Pie

Honey, Dairy-free, Apple Crisp

My husband is dairy-free right now, so I’ve been figuring out dairy-free recipes. I made up this recipe for the neighborhood Oktoberfest cook out, and it was great!


12 cups peeled and sliced apples – you may use a mixture of Fuji and Honeycrisp apples
One lemon, zested and juiced (1 tsp zest and 2 Tblsp. juice)
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Crumble:
3 cups quick oats
1/4 cup coconut oil
2/3 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Mix together the apples with the filling ingredients and pour into a greased 9 x 13” glass baking dish.

Mix together the crumble ingredients, and when it is crumbly, pour it over the top of the apples.

Place in the oven and bake until the apples are soft and the topping is nicely browned, which is 35-45 minutes.
Serves 6 to 8 people.

Here’s an apple pie recipe that is also dairy-free and sugar-free!

Honey Apple Pie

This pie is great for everyone, but for especially for those who have to watch sugar intake. The honey makes the sweetness light and not heavy at all.

4 cups peeled, sliced apples

2 Tblsp. lemon juice

½ cup honey

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp. nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ground ginger

¼ cup. white flour or arrowroot powder

1 double pie crust for an 8-inch pie (See my favorite recipe here: Grandma’s Pie Crust )

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Mix together all of the ingredients except the pie crust. Taste the apple mixture, and you can adjust the honey and cinnamon to taste.

Pour into the pie crust, and then place the other crust on top. Prick the top crust (make a fun design!) and place in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the juices are starting the flow.

Makes one pie.

Copyright 2019

P.S. Thank you for stopping by! I insert affiliate links, such as from  Amazon, into my posts to share interesting books and products. If you buy something or start a registry, I receive income (at no extra cost to you!), for which I am thankful. So…..

— Use this link to shop on  Amazon

–shop at my Etsy photo card shop: Trees of Transition Art & Design

–keep on reading this blog.

Thank you again, and peace to you and your family!

~Mary Hope