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No Tricks... With All The Treats

If You Have a Seasonal Sweet Tooth... This One Is For You!


Halloween Sugar Cookies

Gather around the kitchen and put on your creative hats, it's baking time! We wanted to start with something fun and easy that could be an exciting moment for the whole family or even a fun treat to the next holiday party! Sugar cookies are one of the most common because of their low amount of ingredients, and high amount of quantity. With a few personal touches in the icing, it can be a fun activity for the entire family to take part in after a few rounds on the tennis course. Pick a color for your ghostly ghouls and let's get to baking!


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 3 cups flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

Sugar Cookie Icing
  • Food coloring in spooky Halloween colors

  • 1/4 vanilla Extract

  • 3 tsp milk

  • 2 tsp corn syrup

  • 1 cup icing sugar (confectioner's sugar)

  • Available store-bought substitutes for frostings

Cooking Directions

Cookie Cutouts


Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Tarte Tatin

We want to make sure that everyone feels included in our fall favorites especially those with diet restrictions! Let's kill two birds with one stone and get out the two most popular factors of intolerance, gluten, and dairy. The Gluten and Dairy Free Tarte Tatin is a nod to the Irish Apple Tarte Tatin that we enjoy every year at home, and wanted to share this heartfelt tradition here with you all! This spread does not require many ingrediets but does leave a lasting memory on those who get the chance to enjoy it.


  • 1 1/2 cups chestnut flour

  • 1 1/2 cups rice flour

  • 1/2 cups almond flour

  • 5 tbs sugar

  • pinch of salt

  • 5 tbs olive oil

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 130 ml cold water ( could be a bit more or less, see notes below)

  • 8-9 apples

  • 3 tbs lemon juice

  • 4/5 cups water

  • 1 3/5 cups sugar

  • pinch of salt

  • oven dish, 26 cm in diameter

Cooking Directions


Pear Crumble

Last but not least, we had to include some sort of crumble to make this season complete. Rather than a robust hardy pie for winter, we like to lean into the holidays with a warm pear crumble as the favorite side dessert dish accompanied with a dollop of your favorite ice cream. Rather you are bringing the dessert to the next gathering or finishing a quick tennis match with your friends during the holidays, there is never a wrong time for a piece of crumble.

  • 6–7 honey crisp Pears- peeled, cored, and sliced

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For The Topping:
  • ¾ cup AP flour

  • Pinch of salt

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Cooking Directions


We hope you and your family enjoy a taste of the holiday season from us at the Manor. Make sure you subscribe to the official Ascot Manor Blog for more recipes, home decor styling tips, holiday gift shop exclusives, and upcoming premium offers for you and the whole family.

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