Growing up there wasn’t a ton of things my family did together with the exception of going out to eat or having big family gatherings. However, one of the things we did every year as a family was go to Bells Apple Orchard (no longer open) in the Chicagoland area. I remember looking forward to every October when we would get to go and climb into the trees in search of the best apple.
So there is something very special to me about taking a bite into a freshly picked apple from an orchard. So I , of course, have made it a point to take my kids apple picking every year. It is just something that brings back a nostalgic feeling of family togetherness that I experienced when I was young.
It is strange to me how a smell, taste or sound can bring back such powerful memories. Do you have anything in your life that takes you back to a special place in your childhood?
Anderson’s Orchard, Mooresville, IN
So of course because I love apple picking I have quite a few apple recipes that I love.
Do you have any tried and true apple recipes? Please leave all recipes or links in the comments. I would love to add some more to my arsenal.