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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"It was not the apple on the tree....

but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden"

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


Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Jenn!....and don't forget about apple pancake! ha!....enjoy your trip to the orchard!


ctlogcabin said...

A trip to the Orchard is such a Fall Pleasure, EnJoy !! Love all your recipes, and photos that way I know what its suppose to look like when I make it. lol Hugs ~ Connie xox

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time Jenn! We too have a yearly pilgrimage to the Apple Orchard! I made an apple pie for my birthday and it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself! (: ~ps..I'm still smiling from the last comment you left on my blog! (: Thanks for dropping by!

kim said...

When you google "canning apple pie filling" pick the recipe on allrecipes.com This is how my Aunt makes her filling. Although there are others.
take care

UPON A HILL said...

Have a wonderful trip to the orchard!

Thistlebrooms said...

Taking trips to the local Orchards is always the start of Autumn...
Ya gotta come up here someday and cook for 'ME'...You always make me Hungry when I read and look at your Delights Jenn...

Gotta say I just love the 'Upper Crust' phrase...Never know what your going to learn!!!

My Best~Marilyn

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