Apple Picking

We went apple picking today! I can’t wait to make a big batch of apple butter with part of our haul! To read all about our outing and see the full gallery, visit my personal blog.

What else should I make with our apples? We got 16.66 lbs!

2 thoughts on “Apple Picking

  1. Joanna

    When I used to make wedding cakes I had an apple cake recipe that was AMAZING. The moistest cake I have ever eaten. It’s a Williams Sonoma recipe.

    For the cinnamon sugar:
    1/2 c sugar
    1 T ground cinnamon

    For the cake:
    2 3/4 c flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    3 medium or 2 large apples (1.5 pounds)
    3 large eggs
    2 c sugar
    2 tsp vanilla
    1 c canola oil
    1 c sour cream
    1/2 tsp baking soda

    Put rack in oven on lower-middle. Preheat to 350. Butter a 10-inch tube pan or bundt pan, then flour it.

    In small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.

    Peel apples with vegetable peeler. Then grate with cheese grater over wax paper. Put in small bowl and add half of the cinnamon sugar. Set aside 15 minutes.

    In bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

    In large bowl, mix eggs and sugar (I used my kitchenaid for this part) until batter thickens and lightens in color (2 minutes)

    Reduce speed to low and add vanilla, then oil. Add dry ingredients in 2 equal additions. Add sour cream.

    Drain the apples (don’t squish the liquid from them, just drain them).

    Add the apples to the mixture. mix on low.

    Pour 2/3 of the batter into pan. Sprinke 1/2-3/4 of the remaining cinnamon sugar onto batter in pan. Pour remaining batter then top with remaining cinnamon sugar.

    Bake undisturbed for 50 minutes. (It always took me more than an hour). Cake is done when toothpick comes out dry. let cake cool on rack, in pan, for 20 minutes before removing from pan.


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