Apple Harvest Festival Goodies

Recently, a few companions and I headed up to Charlottesville, VA for the Apple Harvest Festival at Carter Mountain Orchard. If there are any great evils in the world that desperately need to be eradicated, two of them are definitely overpriced produce and apples that are coated in wax. The festival attendance conveniently solved both of said evils, as for $.99/lb you could pick your own from the trees. Yay!

I heart baked goods, and this shindig did not disappoint. While I didn’t get a decent picture of the exquisite apple cider donuts, I did capture the delightfulness of the apple cookies with butterscotch chips:

apple cookies

Apple bits in cookies! What a stroke of genius! So I apparently need to seek out a decent apple cookie recipe.

In any case, there was a respectable haul of apples from said festival. I’m still trying to figure out to do with many of them. Here’s one attempt:

Apples with caramel

If you’re all like ‘Hey! I want lazy caramel apples’ and you just up and microwave some caramel, it’s not gonna work out for you. Instead, you end up eating apples with teeth cement. You’ll slab some of the caramel on the apple, take a bite, and proceed to eat just the apple as the caramel does it’s best to give you lockjaw. After trying this, and subsequently getting lockjaw, I go talk to my good friend Google and discover you need to mix in a bit of milk with the caramel. Note to self: next time, do this.

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  1. Mary Ann October 17, 2010 2:11 pm

    Just tried the cookies from Carter Mountain. Have you found a recipe? I am looking but haven't found one close yet. They are so good!

    • ptocheia October 17, 2010 2:20 pm

      I've got an apple cookie recipe I've been meaning to try one of these days, and I can only hope they're as good as the Carter Mountain ones!

  2. Jeanne November 2, 2015 9:49 pm

    The Carter Mountain cookies are positively addicting. If you find a recipe, please share.

  3. essay writer January 25, 2017 10:59 am

    That is the most delicious looking desert that I have ever had and I am going to try making this at home for everyone. It would be nicer if you were able to share the recipe for making it at home.