Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ripe for the Picking

With autumn around the corner and the apple harvest starting again, Betty and her husband take the kids on a Saturday drive to their favorite orchard.  They spend the day in the golden fall sun, the air a little crisp, picking out the best of the bunch. But Betty’s favorite part is the cider doughnuts they buy at the farm. Come Sunday morning Betty and her daughter are busy making applesauce (see recipe below) which the family eats as an afternoon snack. The rest is stored in mason jars to be shared with family and friends.

This weekend head to an apple orchard near you with Betty’s seasonal harvest finds. Use a vintage basket for collection and retro measuring cups for precision while making apple treats. Don’t forget to serve everything on apple inspired bowls and plates! To find a pick-your-own farm or apple festival near you check out the links below.

Clockwise from top left:,, apple sauce,, cider doughnut,,,


Betty Crocker's Cook Book for Boys and Girls: 1957

Wash, peel, quarter and core 8 medium apples. Add water about 1/2 inch deep in pan. Cover tightly and bring to a boil (about 5 minutes) Turn down heat and simmer until tender. Stir in about 1/2 cup sugar to taste. Reheat to boiling. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon or nutmeg and serve warm or cold.

1 comment:

  1. what a fun post! i can't wait till apple seasons starts in my corner of the country. soon there will be crumble and cobbler and apple flap-jacks galore!