When Fall Hands You Apples...

You make applesauce and apple pie! Am I not correct?? So, the apple fest began...Many thanks to my mother-in-law for letting me use her awesome applesauce making gadgets and thanks to her mother for opening up her home for our annual apple fest. ;-)


Serious Apple Cutting ;-)

Apple Tasting

Aggressive Apple Tasting ;-)

Heating Things Up a Bit for the Smoosh Factor

Focused Applesauce Maker

Smoosh Smoosh!
Yep, I should have taken this shot while the apples were still in the pot...

The Cutest Applesauce Makers I've Ever Seen, Indeed!

The Stash!
So, after the applesauce making fest (and a few extra apples)...it was time to make an apple pie. Now, if I was the proud owner of an Excalibur Dehydrator (or any food dehydrator for that matter) there would have been dried apples made, but I digress...

While reading the book to my kids, 'The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree' by Gail Gibbons I was inspired by the recipe which was included in the book, and I set off to the kitchen to my very first attempt at an apple pie. The finished product was quite tasty..yep, even my hubby liked it. SCORE! I was not prepared though for how messy baking an apple pie could be (the book didn't include a warning label) ;-) Apparently, it is essential to keep a cookie sheet in the oven to collect the juices from the sugar and the apples..wow, I learned that lesson quickly. ;-)

The Pie and the Inspiration

Apple, Apple!

So, have you made any apple goodies this season?

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  1. I'm ashamed to say I haven't made apple-ANYTHING yet this fall! =X
    I bet your applesauce is amazing!

  2. great post! looked like a lot of fun. your children are adorable.

    i've only made apple granola this season. i'd like to make an apple cobbler and apple-pear fruit roll-ups. homemade apple sauce sounds yummy!

  3. Mmmmm...apple fruit roll-ups sound so yummy. I must get a dehydrator ASAP! And I love to find out your recipe for apple granola!

  4. I really really love your blog! It's so full of goodness & inspiration!

    I also really love coconut water, so I love this place even more! Hehe ~

    What fun baking apple pies- yum!

  5. Wow, you have the cutest little sous chefs. What great helpers! I love making anything APPLE during the fall. The smell of it baking is just amazing!


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