Recently, Janine went to our friend, Matt’s, apple orchard to pick apples and make cider. I thought I’d share some of the pictures for Apple week:
Here is our friend, Chad, ready to get started!
Janine picking apples
This is the device that they put the apples into to make juice/cider. I’m not sure of the terminology, but I think of it as a press. Hopefully I’m correct 🙂
Chad, Lexi, and Danny hard at work!
I wasn’t able to attend this event, but I’m hoping Matt does it again next year. Janine said it was a lot of fun!
For this week, I made apple crisp. My mom once sent me her recipe, so that’s the one I always use.
3 C chopped apples
1/2 C sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 C water
1/4 C butter (cold)
1/4 C flour
3/4 C oatmeal
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C nuts (optional)
Apples: So when picking out the apples, my mom usually goes to see this guy at the Farmers Market and asks him what type of apples to use and then picks up a bag of random apples. The Farmers Market wasn’t open yesterday, so I texted my mom and asked what types of apples would be best. She said Jonathon, Courtland, and Honeycrisp. She also told me to do a mix. I used a mix of Courtland and Honeycrisp. The recipe also calls for chopped apples…my only advice is to chop them all approximately the same size.
Steps…literally as easy as 1, 2, and 3!
Step 1: Combine chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and water in a medium bowl. Put into a greased 9×9 baking pan.
Step 2: Combine butter, flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, and nuts. Mix it like a pastry crust, so that the butter is mixed in and about the size of peas. I took the easy way out and mixed it in my food processor. Sprinkle this mixture over the apples in the baking pan.
Step 3: Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Here is the end result:
I couldn’t get a picture before my co-workers dug in!
Next week we’re sticking with fall foods and the theme is Pumpkin! I love all things pumpkin, but Matt Bellassai seems to have a different opinion. Check out his Whine About It video for Fall. It’s pretty funny!