I try my best to keep the tradition alive. This year I went with yt, his sister and their family pup. Here are a few pictures from our outing.
The best part of apple picking is the plethora of apple recipes that follow soon after. The first thing I made with my apples was a sweet apple crisp. Warm and gooey in the middle, a crunchy buttery topping and a big scoop of cold vanilla ice cream on top. Perfection.
Here's what you'll need... This recipe serves two!
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cubed into small pieces
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 medium granny smith apples
1 medium gala apple
1 1/2 tablespoons grade A maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Here's what to do...
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and set aside two small ramekins
In a mixing bowl, add the diced butter, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, flour, rolled oats and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Rub together with your fingers until the ingredients combine into a crumbly mixture. Set inside the refrigerator.
Peel, core and dice each apple into 1/2 inch chunks. In another mixing bowl add the apple pieces, the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, maple syrup, lemon and lemon zest.
Pour half of the apple mixture into each ramekin and top with the streusel mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown on top.
What are your favorite apple recipes?
I'm open to any and all suggestions since I have so many apples to use!