Now that we have gone a second year in a row, it is safe to say that APPLE PICKING has become an ANNUAL Fall activity for myself, my husband, a couple of our friends, their dog, and who ever else we can get to join in the fun!
I HIGHLY recommend going!
There is little better than enjoying a crisp fall day with friends surrounded by an endless supply of food ;)…
Yes, it is SO much fun…in the moment…
Then you get home…and wonder…
“What can I do with a bag full of apples?”
Here’s what you do with them…
As promised in my Wilklow Orchards post, here is my APPLE JAM RECIPE!
Apple jam is the PERFECT way to savor the flavor of Fall for months to come.
It is also a great way to remember your apple picking day!
I know that for me, every time I eat my jam it brings me back to when I picked the apples OR to whom I gave the jam to. Either way, it always makes me smile.
While there may be a few steps here, the actual process is very easy…
And, too delicious to miss…
UNLESS, you are one of the lucky ones who get one of my yummy jars :).
In any case, this jam making process will only take you about forty minutes from start to finish.
FORTY MINUTES, that’s not even a full tv show these days…
Well, not longer than the hour shows.
So play some music and set aside some time for yourself—some YOU TIME.
The beauty of this “you time” is that when you present your final bottle of jam as a gift…
It continues to bring you pride and joy. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving! Especially, when the lucky recipients of your jam share it with their friends and family!
Oooh, these also make for great PLACE CARDS…
Instead of using a branded label, tie on a name card…
And VOILA! Now, you have a place card that doubles as a yummy take away for your guests…
ANY excuse for a seasonal brunch with friends!
THE Grocery List:
Portion Size: 6 500ml Jars
- Apples (6 cups) (optional: mix types)
- Water (1/2 cup)
- Butter (1/2 tsp)
- Pectin (1.75 ounce)
- White sugar (2 cups)
- Packed Brown Sugar (2 cups)
- Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
- Nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)
- Ball and mason jars (6 500ml)
Kitchen Click and Buy Recommendations :
- 6-1/2-Quart Soup Pot
- 2-Quart Chef’s Pan
- Immersion Blender
- Paring Knife
- 8″ Chef Knife
- Flexible Cutting Board
- Canning Ladle