We’ve been to pick apples a couple of times now. Our favorite place to pick is Conant’s Apple Orchard in Etna. You really can’t go wrong. The apples are tasty and a really good price. (We paid $13 for a large paper grocery bag full)
Of course, we then had to do something with all of these apples! Of course, we could eat them, but with such a big bag of apples, we were running the risk of losing them to rot.
So I got to work and made some apple sauce. (I don’t know where this recipe came from).
1 quart (4 cups) peeled and sliced apples
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
Cook about 20 minutes. Mash (I use my immersion blender).
A double batch of this recipe yielded me 1 quart plus 1 snack of apple sauce. (I took to making 4 batches at once to get more at a time).
Of course, we also made Apple Bread like last year. T keeps waiting and asking for Apple Dumplings, as well. (I’ll get to them. We still have about 1/4 of our bag left).
I also made an apple crisp. This recipe is from my mom’s old Betty Crocker cookbook.
4 cups apples, sliced
2/3-3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
1/3 cups margarine, softened
3/4 tsp cinnamon
Grease 8x8x2 pan (I used a Pampered' Chef stoneware pie plate). Put apples in.
Mix together rest of ingredients and sprinkle on top.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
Our other favorite place for apples is Treworgy Family Orchard in Levant. Well, they are really our favorite place in general, but they have some really good apples there.
They also have hay rides on weekends, a corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, a gift shop, a cafe, goats for petting and so much more. I think T and I love the place just as much as the kids do.
What have you been doing with your apples? Anything tasty to share?