Sunday, October 3, 2010

Apple pickin'

  • I clearly remember going apple picking in kindergarden. I was so proud because my mom was a chaperone!!! So I was elated when a friend of ours invited us to meet him and his new wife for a day of apple picking. This should definitely become a family tradition. Since last weekend, we have made apple cinnamon oatmeal, baked two pies and eaten plenty of apples.

  • Here is the pie recipe we've been using. It is super kid-friendly, I think, and very little clean up...and delicious! Our next adventure will be pumpkin picking and, you guessed it, pumpkin pie!

  • 1/2 cup apple juice, orange juice or white wine (seriously delicious!)
  • 1/2 cup white or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (one stick)
  • 6 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup white or brown sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons cornstarch (i doubled the amount and used all-purpose flour as a substitute)
  • 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
  • *try adding cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla if you'd like!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine juice, 1/2 cup sugar and butter in a sauce pan and heat until melted. Add the apples and cook until fruit is tender.
  3. Combine the other 1/2 cup of sugar with the cornstarch. Stir into the fruit mixture, then cook until thickened. Cool then pour into the pie shell. Cover with the top crust and seal.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until golden brown.

1 comment:

jhaupert said...

I remember going apple picking every sunday after church at that farm by Willow...looks like you had a great time. Hope all is well in the great midwest - hope to see you when we are back for the holidays!!! xxoo