Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Picking

We love fall. And we really love beautiful fall days. What better way to enjoy one than to get outside and do a fall activity - apple picking!!! Here's some photos from our trip to the farm. The fall fun didn't stop there. We took our freshly picked apples. . . . . . and made mini caramel apples. I cut up an apple with a melon baller and inserted toothpicks. Bella took care of the dipping. She loved this project. We also made some homemade apple pie! Bella's job was to load on the apples. Our end result! Yummy! If anyone is interested, the recipe is below. I love how this pie tastes. I've tried a few recipes and this one is by far my favorite. It came from one of my scented candles of all places.

Baked Apple Pie

Ingredients:
2 9" pie crusts
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 cup water
8 apples (we used Empire)
(peeled, cored, and sliced)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar, and brown sugar - bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off. Cover with the other pie crust. Place foil around edges to keep from over-cooking. Bake 15 minutes in preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F. Continue baking for 35-45 minutes until apples are soft.

Enjoy!

And here's a bonus photo of Graydon after eating some mashed potatoes. Can you tell that he fed himself? I don't think the photo captures just how truly messy he was.

1 comment:

Mary said...

i can't wait to see you guys at christmas time!!!