Tuesday, September 1, 2009

time for apple picking!

The local papers are reporting that this could be one of the best seasons ever for apples in NH. Apparently the rain and cooler than normal temperatures haven't had the same effect on the apples as they have on the tomatoes, potatoes, squash, melons, etc. in our area - which is awesome for both apple growers and apple lovers!

This weekend marks "opening day" for many area orchards. For a list of apple orchards in New Hampshire that offer pick-your-own, click here!

We recently used some apples that we bought from Tecce Farm in Durham to make a tasty apple crisp - thought I'd share the recipe.

Apple Crisp

4 ½ cups peeled, cored, sliced apples
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water
½ cup honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup rolled oats
4 tbsp butter

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Lightly grease 9” square casserole dish.
3. Evenly spread the apple slices in the prepared dish.
4. In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice and water, and pour over the apples.
5. Drizzle apples with honey, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
6. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter until the mixture re8/sembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the apples.
7. Bake 25 minutes, until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.
8. Enjoy!


Life Looms Large said...

Thanks for the apple scoop! Need to get some!


livinginalocalzone said...

Apples are slowly coming in here, but its hard to let go of the summer peaches! Thanks for this reminder that there is something to look forward to in each season. Hopefully CT's season will be just as tasty as yours up there.

Colleen said...

The other day, we had a stirfry of summer squash for dinner, and then apple crisp for dessert - I felt like I was eating from 2 seasons at the same time!! I do hope the summer fruits and veggies stick around for a while more, even as fall arrives - I'm ready for apples, but I'm not ready for summer to end quite yet!