Friday, October 2, 2009

Apple picking Sunday

Last Sunday, we drove 20 minutes south of Eagan to "Applewood Orchard" in Lakeville to pick "Honeycrisp" apples. Our timing was perfect as it rained before we arrived and after we left! With 33 pounds of apples, our two bushels were enough for one day's picking. Apple sauce, apple crisp and maybe apple pie!

www.applewoodorchard.com

27 comments:

  1. cela existe en France, et je trouve cela très sympathique, et en plus les enfants adorent ça. beau portrait des deux petites filles, fières de leur cueillette
    it exists in France, and I find it very nice, and on top of that the children love this. nice portrait of the two small girls, proud of their picking

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  2. Honeycrisps are the best. We bought some yesterday.

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  3. Very healthy apples. I like the color. It is quite an idyllic image by the way. The girls are cute too. Love apple pie! :)

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  4. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......... next time, please call me! So I can come picking with you (never picked appels in my life :( )
    Laulau

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  5. Flotte jenter og flotte epler!
    Dere faar garantert mye godt ut av allde flotte eplene.
    Varm eplekake eller pai med vaniljeis er kjempegodt!
    Nam nam!:-)

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  6. I have done this once, while I was in Minnesota long time ago! The young Minnesotans are really beautiful! I LOVE Minnesota in all respects and missing it and its lovely people!!

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  7. I'd go with the apple pie. You can never have to much apple pie!

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  8. they look so very delicious! yummy ... can i have some please? ...

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  9. Yours kids look like coming out of some healthy living add! Very nice! Need any recipes to get rid of your apples, gimme a call, I'm the cook and baker here. What about tarte tatin?

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  10. Funny, entertaining and absolutely photogenic!

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  11. Honeycrisps are the best! I was just in the USA last week, and I enjoyed a honeycrisp!

    Homemade apple pie is amazing!

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  12. Epler er godt, og de her så veldig gode ut :) God helg Leif.

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  13. Look so fun, we have place like that here too, but you have to drive quite long way to another province called Rayong. All tropical fruits are there.


    My Bangkok Through My Eyes!
    You got a Posty: I want to give 15 postcards :)

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  14. Looks like an apple day! :-) I love apples! Very nice and cute looking photographs!

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  15. wow! now you can keep the doctor away for a long time~

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  16. Here we go, tarte tatin

    Ingredients

    For the caramelised apples
    50g/1¾oz soft brown sugar
    1 lemon, juice only
    1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
    For the pastry
    115g/4oz butter
    115g/4oz self raising flour, plus extra for dusting
    115g/4oz caster sugar
    2 free-range eggs
    1 tbsp double cream, plus extra to serve
    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
    2. Place the brown sugar and lemon juice into a small ovenproof frying pan and cook over a medium heat until the brown sugar has melted and combined with the lemon juice.
    3. Add the apples to the saucepan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the apples have become golden-brown and caramelised.
    4. For the pastry, place all the pastry ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and blend until the mixture has the texture of breadcrumbs.
    5. Turn the mixture out onto a floured surface and knead it until it has combined to form a smooth dough.
    6. Roll out the dough until it is 1cm/½in thick. Cut a circle of dough that is 1cm/½in larger than the circumference of the frying pan.
    7. Lay the pastry over the caramelised apples, and push the edges into the side of the pan to seal the pastry over the apples. Transfer the frying pan to the oven and cook for 12 minutes.
    8. To serve, turn the apple tarte tatin out onto a clean serving plate and serve with double cream.

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  17. I bet the girls had a lot of fun. Apple pie sounds really good.

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  18. And don't ever forget an apple for the teacher!

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  19. Mmmmmmm! Yummy recipe! It would be delicious shared with good friends, no?

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  20. I see you already know how to bake tarte tatin! Wonderful photos, lucky with the weather and wow, can't wait to see the apple pie!

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  21. Most of the apple in my town are imported.Apple cannot grow in my town.Thanks for dropin by my world & have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. caramel apples = YUM

    Kelly
    http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com

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  23. Great shots of the apples! I just love apples, daily about 2 or 3, that keeps the docter away I am sure. Lovely pictures!

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  24. This apple is sweet and juicy.

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