by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Just made some baked apples from a bushel of honeycrisp apples we got from the Amish community. Not sure what else I'll make, but we like to eat them fresh too.

The other photo is of myself and the Ollie pop while out camping. We had gone up to northern MN all the way up to Ely, and also camped several other places along the way. It is downright chilly up there. lol!
Back to work on Monday after two weeks off.
Sharon

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by susiesembroidery 06 Oct 2014

They looks sooo delicious!! Yummy!!

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sewilso by sewilso 06 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by cfidl 06 Oct 2014

They look delicious. I have a few apples on my counter. Baked apples can do with almost any kind right? You look wonderful with your furbaby and the area reminds me of where I grew up (Upstate NY). My favorite time of year!

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sewilso by sewilso 06 Oct 2014

Thank you! This photo was taken near Mille Lacs Lake near Isle, MN. It's about the mid part of the state. Mosquitoes were super bad there. Yes I think you can bake most any apples. You might google the kind you have though for good measure.
It takes awhile in the oven, but you don't even have to peel them. You just core them and put your seasonings and butter on them and you trim the top part of the skin off the apple. I love the fall too, just not winter so much.

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by jrob Moderator 06 Oct 2014

I love seeing your picture. Don't know who's cuter, you or the pooch! I'm heading to NorthWest Georgia Mountains in the next couple of weeks where there are apple orchards in abundance and I'll have to be working on some apples. I too, love the honeycrisp and also the Gala. It's a little smaller, but almost as sweet and very crisp.

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sewilso by sewilso 06 Oct 2014

Now you have me blushing. lol! It's the dog hands down. Hope you have a great trip!!! Have fun with your apples too! Thank you!!!

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by grandmamek 06 Oct 2014

Your baked apples look yummy. I bought apples and made 4 pies for the freezer, and also made apple dumplings. They turned out really good. I have never heard of the honeycrisp apples. They do look delicious. Hugs, Mary

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sewilso by sewilso 06 Oct 2014

Mary, you had me at apple dumplings! I love them and pie but so far taking the easy way out. lol! If you see the honeycrisp and try them you will be spoiled as they are so good. The pink lady's are really good too that Chris mentioned. Lots of times they are not available. We even have a honeycrisp apple tree but living in the woods with deer it doesn't have much of a chance and our soil is not the best either. Thank you for your nice comments.

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by toogie 05 Oct 2014

It's so nice to see you again and I love the look of your baked apples. If they taste half as good as they look...........yum eeeeeeeeeeeee!

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sewilso by sewilso 06 Oct 2014

Thank you Toogie, yes it was good, and the best part is it's easy.

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by debbieve 05 Oct 2014

Looks yummy!

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sewilso by sewilso 06 Oct 2014

Thank you!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 05 Oct 2014

Yum, Yum. Apple-streusel would be great. Can I come over?

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sewilso by sewilso 06 Oct 2014

I've not made it but lets do it!!!

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by pldc edited 05 Oct 2014

You & the apples look wonderful & what a cutie pie your Ollie is! he looks a lot like my Bruiizer!~hugs~ Stay warm & dry too

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sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Thanks Loralye! I can't change my posts to an avatar so it's high time I showed my face. lol! You too, stay warm and dry, to all the cuties out there. The weather will be changing soon enough.

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by 02kar Moderator 05 Oct 2014

Yummy and with one of my favorite apples. Enjoy them.

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sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Yes Ma'am will do Karen, thanks very much!

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by pennifold 05 Oct 2014

So good to put a face to a name Sharon! Your little dog looks so cuddly and I'm glad he went with you. Never heard of the apples you mentioned, but that is what is amazing about fruit and vegetables from around he world. My favourite apples are Pink Lady. Very red, very crisp and juicy. I loved the picture of your baked apples,brings back memories of my Nanna - she would stuff them with Sultanas and golden syrup (sort of like maple but not as strong). Glad you've had a good break. Love Chris

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pldc by pldc 05 Oct 2014

wow never heard of them either! thanks for the info

sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Thank you Chris.
Pink Lady is a great apple too, they have a great taste and love their white inside. I don't know what a Sultana is, I did put golden raisins in mine, hubby did say I needed more cinnamon and nutmeg, but he ate it and thought it was good.

graceandham by graceandham 06 Oct 2014

Chris, Watch for Honey Crisps to come to your area. They first appeared in the Southern US about 3 years ago and for a very short 2 or 3 week selling season, as there were few trees of producing age. Now they are available in much greater quantities and for several weeks, so I'm happy! They don't get mushy (mellow) unless they are rotten, but I don't let them get that old! Always crisp, always sweet. Never baked one, but guess I'm about to.

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by lindalee757 05 Oct 2014

Sorry-forgot to hit the upload of brother in law(Gary) at the orchard

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pldc by pldc 05 Oct 2014

wow they look really red & very big too! yum

noah by noah 06 Oct 2014

Wow that's not the way i pickem lol

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by lindalee757 05 Oct 2014

Oh yum-your baked apples look so good. I haven't done any desserts with ours yet-we just got ours from my husband's nephew's orchard Friday-2 pecks of HoneyCrisps and 1 of Cortlands. They are huge this year and sooo good. The picture is my brother-in-law-it's his son that owns the business but it's a big family that does everything together.
So far, we are just eating the raw fresh apples but I will be baking this week :)

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sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

They are huge and beautiful apples! That would be nice to have a tree with those on it! How do the Cortlands compare to the Honeycrisp? The Amish place had those too. Love your picture!

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by graceandham 05 Oct 2014

We just started getting honey crisps in our area last year and they have become my all time favorite, Okay, I'm a sugar-holic and they're soooo sweet.

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sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Me too, does it show? lol!

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by jeanfoz 05 Oct 2014

Love your little doggie & those apples look rather yummy, xx

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sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Thanks very much. He's a rotten dog, hubby won't go camping without him, lol! The apples are tasty no matter how you fix them. Love the fall when it's apple time and so many colors changing in the trees.

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by dragonflyer 05 Oct 2014

Yummy...Love apples...especially honeycrisp! Nice pic with your pup!

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sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Thank you Kim. Usually I'm the one behind the camera, and somewhat camera shy.

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by noah 05 Oct 2014

That is our most loved apple just to eat raw :);)Thanks for letting us see you and your baby its a nice picture hugs carolyn

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sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Thank you Carolyn, it does have the best flavor we think and it's usually pretty high in price in the stores. We gave 5.99 per half bushel, and they are number 2 apples but they are still just as tasty.

pldc by pldc 05 Oct 2014

well thats about what we pay here in Southern Ontario too

pldc by pldc 05 Oct 2014

we are going to go picking again this weekend weather permitting

sewilso by sewilso 05 Oct 2014

Some of the fancier apples are over 2.00 a lb even at walmart, so was glad to get them for the lower price.

noah by noah 06 Oct 2014

they drive these apples from down South to my North and they coast $50. bucks a bushel or a peck:(:(We buy half and eat for weeks then i make applesauce .hugs

sewilso by sewilso 06 Oct 2014

That's definitely pricey, do they have number 2's with blemishes for less? Prices are getting higher and higher on a lot of things, I don't know how people do it.

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