First trip to the Apple Orchard – August 25th, 2012

I love pretty much all things apple. My husband learned this very early on in our marriage. ๐Ÿ™‚ So when I got the email from my favorite apple orchard announcing that the early apples were ready to pick, I got there as soon as I could… like opening day!

My husband & two oldest were at the Bible Bee all day today, so it was a perfect day for me to take my two youngest to pick apples & raspberries. Landon took off with his bucket towards the Zestar apples, while Aaron & I hit the raspberries.

My awesome helper… pay no attention to what his shirt says. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Landon had to drag me away from the raspberries in order to help him pick apples. There were so many! Wait… look at those ones… and those over there! Just a couple more! *drags me by the arm*

Here are the goods.
There must be a good run through the hay at any orchard. You seriously can not come home if you don’t have some in your shoes, hair, or underwear. Just sayin’. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since I knew that the other half of the family was going to be gone nearly all day, I wanted to have a little surprise for them when they got home. So I ended up making a raspberry/blueberry pie & an apple pie. I had help…

Without these guys it would’ve taken me twice as long to get all those apples cut! (That’s not a sharp knife by the way.)
Here are the 2 pies. Had some issues getting the top crust on, but no one complained about that. ๐Ÿ™‚
Most of the apples ended up as pre-made pie filling for future pies (to be stored in our freezer).

I did save some for eating. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I made sort of a chunky applesauce/pie filling for our pancakes…

Yummy!

Ever had applejacks? Not the cereal, but flapjacks with apple pie filling? I hadn’t either until I went to this little cute little cafe in Brule, WI. called Twin Gables. Oh my, yum-ness. I will post recipes after breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by,
Antoinette

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3 thoughts on “First trip to the Apple Orchard – August 25th, 2012

  1. Pingback: Applejacks « Crafty Antoinette

  2. Mmmm…I can’t wait to go to the apple orchard. I’m a big fan of Minnesota Harvest orchard and their giant boxes of “seconds” that are great for cooking with. My favorite variety for eating is Regent though, and those are a later September variety so we usually make our annual orchard trip around that time.

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