It’s that time of year when the air is filled with the sweet scent of apples. Maine is the place to be if you love apples and our abundance of orchards provide plenty of opportunity to browse, smell, and taste the goodness. We’ll share a few recipes you can try and we hope you’ll let us know how you liked them.
This recipe is from Heather Davis of Skowhegan’s Cayford Orchards. You’ll need a large apple, and she suggests Mac, Wolf River, or Snowe apples for these memorable brownies. Add some sugar, egg, flour, salt, baking powder,soda, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts to complete the batter. It bakes up easily and we think your family will love it.
Baked Apples with Bourbon Soaked Raisins
Rowan Jacobsen published this recipe last year in “Apples of Uncommon Character: 123 Heirlooms, Modern Classics, & Little-Known Wonders.” You’ll be soaking raisins in bourbon in order to make this dish. Gather pecans, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, 6 medium apples, sweet cider, and some lemon zest. Toast up the pecans, core the apples, fill them up and pour cider in the baking pan you place them in. It won’t take long and your decadent dessert will be ready to enjoy
Brown Butter Apple Loaf
John Bunker of “Out on a Limb” blogger fame is the creator of this recipe. You’ll use whole wheat and white flour, unsalted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, soda, salt, cinnamon, yogurt, apple brandy, vanilla, 3 apples, and chopped pecans. Melt the butter in a skillet until bubbly and golden brown. Add it to the sugars and eggs. Now add dry ingredients and the rest of items on the list. Mix it all into a glorious batter for your bread.
You can see the recipes for these wonderful Maine apple dishes at Three Recipes That Make The Most Of Maine Apple Varieties. We hope you get the time to explore the area around our campground during the Fall. It really is a wonderful time of year.