One of my favorite Fall things to do is going to our local orchard for apples. Brown's Orchard also makes the best cider. Last year they lost there cider man and I hope upon hope that this year they have someone. Please Please Please!
If you've read my blogs before you may know that I have a sweet tooth (just a little one ~ hah!) My favorite pie is apple....or anything mixed with apples. I just read this interesting article about the history of pie dating back to medieval England. They were called coffyns, the crusts were tall and straight, like pots to hold the meats. The filling was served and the pie crust was thrown away...can you imagine! In America, the top crust was a disposable lid. In hard times, many households reverted to baking just a lower crust. Only the wealthy could afford an upper crust; hence the phrase "Upper Crust". I love finding things out like that.
Next week Lydia and I are planning our trip to Brown's Orchard. We'll be making apple butter and applesauce. I'd love to try canning apples for apple pie filling...I just have to figure out how to do that. I also found a recipe for apple cider donuts that I'm hoping to make, doesn't that sound lovely with a cup of tea? Of course, I'll be sharing recipes and pictures!
Sending happy thoughts today.....Jenn