We made our first visit to the local apple orchard today after school. The boys each got to pick out a dessert they wanted to make and a new apple to try that would be good for each dessert. The orchard had a very, very helpful list about which kids of apples were good for eating, pies, baking, etc. The boys ended up picking Gingergold and Paula Red. I picked out a bag of Honey Crisps, one of my favorites.
The small Honey Crisp came from the orchard, the larger one came from Mejier (our local supermarket). I wanted to compare them to see which one was tastier. Surprisingly enough, the one from the supermarket was quite a bit tastier!
My oldest son (11) decided that he wanted to make an apple pie with his apples. My youngest wants baked apples. So, I'm off to find a recipe for baked apples for tonight! I will report back here with the recipes later.