A Trip to the Orchard and an Apple a Day

This month we are celebrating all things fall in our house. It’s a year of firsts with our son and we are taking full advantage of beginning traditions. This weekend, we spent the day roaming a local apple orchard and picking the perfect pumpkin! If an apple a day does keep the doctor away, then these two simply delicious recipes will be sure to keep your M.D. forgetting your face! Here’s my recipe for Baked Apple Chips and my husbands famous Barn Cider.

Enough apples to put doctors out of business!

Enough apples to put doctors out of business!

Apple Chips

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Two ingredient perfection!

Ingredients:

6 sweet apples (ones you’d eat raw as their flavor will be concentrated)

Cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet (or two, depending on how many slices you have) with parchment paper. Slice the apples using a mandolin or very sharp chef’s knife so you can get them super thin.

These thin slices will crisp perfectly

These thin slices will crisp so perfectly, you’ll forget they’re good for you!

Place them on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Flip and sprinkle the other side with cinnamon.

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Bake for 1 hour. Turn the chips and bake another 1-2 hours or until the moisture has completely absorbed. Let cool and enjoy!

John’s Barn Cider

Silverman's Farm in Easton, CT

Silverman’s Farm in Easton, CT

Ingredients:

1 quart apple cider

3-4 whole cinnamon sticks

2 lemon slices

2 cups Captain Morgan’s Rum

Directions:

Heat cider through lemon in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Let simmer 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and spike with your desired amount of rum.

We found the perfect pumpkin at the apple orchard!

We found the perfect pumpkin at the apple orchard!

These are two recipes sure to leave your kitchen smelling sweet and your belly warmed. I guess the old tradition is right, an apple for the teacher really does make her smile!

Eat Well,

Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian

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