Did you know “Virginia is for [Apple] lovers?” Yet another reason I love Fall in Virginia. The apples are in abundance here with the state producing an average of 5-6 million bushels of the fruit each season. That’s a lot of apples. And with a harvest lasting from September through November, we have plenty of time to fill up with as many apples as we can handle. We love apple fritters, apple pie, baked apples, apple chips, apple butter and chicken (of course) roasted with apples. Each year the kids and I have a tradition of making applesauce. We love it plain, with cinnamon and as a substitute in baking. Even little Naomi can enjoy our homemade treat! This year we used a bushel of Idared and a bushel of Golden Delishous apples. What are your favorite apple recipes?


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“What a healthy out-of-door appetite it takes to relish the apple of life, the apple of the world, then!” — Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples

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About Tammy Pedersen

Tammy is married to John Pedersen, manager of Briarmoore and Grass Stain Tour extraordinaire. She is blessed to be able to stay at home with her three children. When not busy with farming and homeschool, Tammy can be found with knitting needles or crochet hook in hand, reading or writing. Someday she hopes to combine her love of travel with mission work.
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3 Responses to Apples

  1. Rose says:

    Ahhhh, fantastic!! Thank you for showing me how to utilize that cone shaped applesauce-pusher-through-er thing! LOL my mother-in-law gave me one of those a while back, but I never would have guessed to put it over the pot like that. >_<

  2. Michelle says:

    Yum. I love apple sauce too. My neighbour used to let me use his surplus apples and some of his were crabapples which gave such a great tang and rosy colour to the sauce! I love apple desserts and two of my favourite are apple crisp (I use the Moosewod cookbook recipe) and apple crumb cake – a streusel topped recipe I use for any fruit (peaches, blueberries, etc.)