Well you know that Fall is here when there are apples everywhere for sale in roadside stands and farmers markets,, although you can get summer varieties, the autumn apples always seem to be the best and has the most varieties to choose from.
This past Saturday I stopped by the Old Order Mennonite Orchard in Dayton VA, owned by Clifford and Ruby Rhodes, called Onyx Hill. They had 4 varieties to choose from Super Gold, Rome, Red and Golden Delicious. When compared to what you see in the stores these apples were great both in looks and price. I looked in several stores this week before getting apples just to see what they were selling for, in general they are selling for 1.67 to 2.69 per pound, I honestly do not see how people buy them in the grocery stores this would make the price per bushel astronomical!! 84.50 to 134.50 per bushel.
Right now I have an 18 quart Roaster oven full of apple butter in the making, and tonight will post the Apple Crunch Recipe.
Two related articles that can be used with this recipe are:
1 Quart Sliced Apples
1 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Oatmeal
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Teaspoon Soda
Pare and slice the apples
Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon and flour and sprinkle over the apples (mix as if for a pie)
Put apples in bottom of a greased baking dish.
Combine oatmeal, brown sugar, and soda
Add melted butter and rub into oatmeal mixture to make crumbs
Place crumbs on top of apples, patting them down evenly
Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 40 minutes
Makes 6-8 servings
Serve with milk, whipped cream or ice cream as desired.