Apple Picking & Apple Crisp

Growing up in New England means we’re real big on all things fall. And one of the best family activities of the season is apple picking. I mean what’s more fun than spending the day at the farm, seeing the animals, walking the orchards, and picking your own? Oh and you can’t forget the fresh pressed cider and apple cider donuts. Soooo good 😉

If you’re local to the North Shore check out these great farms to take the fam bam to:

1. Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury MA
2. Applecrest Farm, Hampton NH
3. Smolak Farms, North Andover MA
4. Russell Orchards, Ipswich MA

Once you pick your apples you can use them to make my fav fall recipe – apple crisp 🍎


3-4 large apples
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp apple butter (my secret ingredient trust me you’ll love it 😉)
dash of salt

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1/3 cup of butter, cut into small pieces


In a medium size bowl combine the crumb topping ingredients with a fork or kitchen aid mixer until it resembles small crumbs. Refrigerate while you prepare the apple filling.

Peel & slice apples. I have a genius little apparatus appropriately called an “apple peeler corer slicer” and I highly recommend you get one. 

In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour until well blended. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla and stir well. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. 

Pour butter mixture over apples and toss to coat. Pour apple mixture into an 8×8-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. 

Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the apples.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. 

Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with vanilla ice cream & enjoy 😊


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