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?
“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