For my birthday this year I took a bunch of my friends out for apple picking. It’s something that I’ve done growing up, either actually for my birthday, or just around the time of my birthday. While other people celebrate the start of fall by slurping down their pumpkin spice lattes and every pumpkin flavored thing they can find, fall has always been about the apples for me. This was the first time I’ve gone apple picking as an adult, and I imagine that it seems like more of an adventure when you can’t actually reach the apples by yourself, but it was just as fun as I remembered. We stopped by the bakery at the orchard to grab some apple cider donuts first, and the entire time waiting in line I was nearly jumping up and down in excitement. (If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen most of these pictures.)
The trees were so full of apples it took us no time at all to fill up our bags. There were a few different varieties of apples, and of course we had to taste test them while we were picking.
By the time we were done, Ty and I had an entire bushel of apples. And what do you do with that many apples? You make a lot of applesauce.
And a lot of apple butter.
And apple cake.
And today we’re trying out apple cider. We still have a lot of apples left, so if you’ve got any recipes, let me know!