Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cooking with Apples

Every fall we look forward to the apple harvest: going up to Hartland Orchards and coming home with several bushels of apples. After we went this past Sunday, my husband and daughter couldn't resist plunging right into cooking and baking, even though it was a day of rest. Having said no to buying caramel apples at the orchard, my husband proceeded to create them from scratch when we got home, using sugar cooked slowly on the stove. And I decided to try my hand at apple strudel. Though I cannot make my pastry so thin that newprint can be read through it, as my Czech forebears could, my efforts were crowned with success. So were my husband's. But then again, it's difficult to ruin anything that contains lots of brown sugar, cinnamon, and fresh, tart apples.

4 comments:

Braeg Heneffe said...

We also love the apple harvest and cooking up lots of apple treats such as strudle, thanks for sharing

Julie said...

It feels good to be cooking and baking with apples again!

j'aime said...

i was just trying to explain the glory of apple orchards to my texas-born husband; i miss them so much!

JoAnna said...

Yes, we bought a big box of apples at the state farmers' market on Tues. and we've been baking pies and making applesauce all week. Yum! Maybe we'll make some caramel apples tonight since this post reminded me of that...