On a brisk autumn day, I love the ritual of a day spent in the kitchen baking! There’s nothing better than the aroma of a yummy treat to welcome our inn-coming guests…And an apple-y dessert is the perfect thing to set the stage for those who visit us to spend some time pumpkin or apple picking! Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for one of my favorite apple desserts that our guests seem to love…and below a few of our favorite pick-your-own places to visit for apple-picking nearby the inn!
Main Street Manor’s Autumn Apple Bread … (adapted from Morning Glory Farm’s recipe, October 2011)
2 ½ c lightly packed brown sugar
1 c soft unsalted butter
1 T vanilla
2 T lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
4 c all purpose-unbleached flour
1 T baking soda
1 ½ t salt
1 ½ t freshly grated nutmeg
½ t cloves
½ t ginger
1 T cinamon
5 c finely chopped crisp apples (I suggest either fugi, gala, cortland or pink lady apples for this recipe)
Preheat oven to 350….grease 3 glass loaf pans
Cream sugar, butter, sugar and then beat in eggs & liquids.
Add all dry ingredients to the wet & mix well until everything is incorporated nicely. Stir in your chopped apples and then portion the batter into the 3 loaf pans and bake for about 1 hour. Enjoy!
These days, there are tons of apple varieties to be had…here are a few of our favorite pick your own farms for picking, nearby the inn…
Bonacorsi Family Farm – 1137 Croton Road, Flemington
Melick’s Orchards – 472 Route 513, Califon
Peaceful Valley Orchards – 150 Pittstown Road, Pittstown