Apple Jack

Apple picking is good clean fun to be enjoyed by everyone from families with kids to young love birds to me and my group of girlfriends just looking for a change of scenery.

Sunday, we ventured to Delano’s finest – Apple Jack Orchards, a magical fall fairyland of all things apples. You can pick them, of course. You can buy a wide array of them, from Cortland to Sweet Tango. You can shoot them out of a cannon. You can ride in a wagon through fields of them. And you can eat and drink them in cider, pull apart, pie, crisp and spice donut form.

Speaking of that donut, you must try it with a side of cinnamon ice cream. Heaven.

The visit felt really good – catching up with friends, enjoying the gorgeous sun and perfect fall weather, and getting to pick some nice apples right from the source.

Now I just need a plan for my jar of apple butter and seven pounds of Honeycrisps. Any ideas?

Until We Eat Again,
Two Happy Cooks








  1. vickywassermanmayer

    Alli, Howard and I went apple picking this past weekend, too. Have you ever made apple sauce? It’s super easy. All you do is peel and slice apples really thin. Put apples in a pot and just barely cover with water. Add cinnamon or cinnamon candy to taste. Cook apples on low for about 10 minutes until tender. Then, drain apples and use an immersion blender. I like my applesauce a little on the chunky side, so an immersion blender is much better to use than a blender.

    My friends and Ellen and Roger do this really cool thing with their apples. They assemble apple pies and wrap them up UNCOOKED to store in the freezer. Then, no matter what time of year it is, they can pull an apple pie out of the oven and pop it in the oven to impress last minute company.

    Vicky P.S. I love reading your blog. It’s short, sweet and snappy with great pictures. P.P.S. There’s a super easy recipe in the HyVee magazine that came today (also available online) for pretzels that look super easy and yummy to make. I think I’ll have to whip these up with Madeline.

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