Cooler nights and falling leaves is a reminder to me that fall is in the air, here in Ohio. My mom, sister, son and I love to go to the apple orchard in mid-September to pick our own apples. It is a great way to save money because at $0.70 a pound, you can not beat it. We are not only supporting local farmers but spending quality time together as well.
Here is a link to a comprehensive list of pick-your-own farms categorized by state.
I’d also like to share my favorite apple crisp recipe. So yummy over vanilla ice cream!
NOTE: My sister reduced the sugar content by adding less than 1/2 cup of white sugar and eliminating the brown sugar altogether. It still tastes great and allows the sweetness of the apples to take center stage. 🙂
10 cups of apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I use approximately 8 apples of various sizes.)
1 cup of white sugar
1 Tb all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan.
Mix the white sugar, 1 Tb flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples, Pour water over all.
Combine oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and melted butter together. Crumble over the apple mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Adapted from All Recipes.