Our yearly tradition in September got a whole lot more fun with a mobile toddler, a two week old baby and a midweek visit giving us the orchard to ourselves.
Details: Our orchard of choice is Pine Farm Orchards. Info found here.
Until I started looking up recipes, I didn’t realize there was no butter involved in apple butter. Just delicious apples cooked down with sugar and spices into concentrated deliciousness. We went back to Pine Farms Orchards to pick some apples (a combo of Spartan, Corkland, Honeycrisp and Red Delicious), Adam’s sister Martha helped us prepping the apples, then they went into the slow cooker for 12 hours. It made our apartment smell amazing, and the results were pretty darn tasty.
Details: We more or less followed this recipe from My Baking Addiction. I say more or less, as we don’t have kitchen scale, so we’re not certain about exactly how many apples to use.
Pine Farm Orchards are in King City. Hours and location can be found here.