Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Apple Season


  
Orchards used to grow where there are subdivisions today. The odd tree survives, mute witness to a once productive landscape, abandoned now among blackberries, ivy and natural growth. We see them along our walks and collect apples from time to time. Our little trees don't yet produce enough. 

With a few scavenged apples (pale green, crisp and moderately sweet) I made a Norwegian Apple Cake. The recipe comes from Mia's blog "Mias Landliv. It's a delightful place to visit, full of the beauty of Mia's garden, her charming home and her sewing and knitting projects. If you aren't a regular visitor, I'd encourage you to pop over there.


Mia served her cake with ice cream, but I had some caramel sauce left over from the pumpkin cheesecake we enjoyed over the weekend. Delicious!

Apples go so well in so many recipes. What's your favourite way to use them?

24 comments:

cucki said...

I love in fruit sajad and surly a apple pie too :)

ann said...

We are fortunate to have two mature apple trees of two different varieties. One is a yellow apple, a summer apple? It is a soft, pale, sweet fruit, but suffers a lot of summer damage. I'll be posting about making apple sauce this week. It is a lot of work with not much in volume, but ever so good. The other tree may be a type of Delicious. Smaller, more sour, and slower to ripen, they will make a darker sauce. I just enjoy eating a good apple right from the tree, but your recipe looks pretty delicious.

Elizabeth said...

I've just been given a big basket of apples!
I looked at Mia's recipe. Do you know what she means by 1.5 dl milk? What is the dl, or is it a mistranslation?
I'd love to make this, it looks delicious.

Poppy said...

Well, we're still harvesting grapes, cantaloupe, and figs here, but when our first apples appear, I will definitely bake this up! It looks delicious, Lorrie, and your caramel sauce complements it perfectly.

Thanks for sharing and for telling us about Mia's beautiful blog!

Poppy

Ida said...

I'll have a slice! That looks so good.

Mrs.Rabe said...

That looks wonderful, Lorrie!

I love old fashioned apples - they have the best flavor!

I will go visit that blog, thank your for the recommendation!

Deanna

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The apple cakes looks delicious but I've have to say apple pie is a favourite, with a chunk of cheddar cheese on the side.

ellen b. said...

Oh boy this pie made my mouth water. It really looks good! Apple Crisp is a favorite...

Pamela Gordon said...

Looks delicious. My favourite is apple crumble with maple syrup in it. Delicious! There's a wild apple tree across the road in the ditch and it's loaded with red apples this year. I picked a couple but haven't tried them yet.

Jill said...

I just made an apple crisp for dessert this afternoon. But, they were just from the grocery store not a nearby orchard.

Jen Vandervoort said...

Well, what a coincidence, I have a family run orchard just up the hill that has the best apples ever, and some caramel sauce. Homemade of course....

Hmmmm I see apple cake in my future.

Jen

Marilyn said...

I am definitely an apple girl. My favorite is just a simple apple pie, but also make apple bread and oatmeal cookies with bits of dried apple. Then there is steam apples with cinnamon on a dutch baby, oh delicious. Green apples in the fall often go into a relish with green tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Or sometimes I just eat them plain and simple.

Mary said...

I love cooked apples, and cooking with apples, year round. I rarely eat a raw apple unless finely grated as I have a swallowing problem!

Tomorrow I'm making blackberry and apple tart - the stores and farm stands now have a plethora of apples on offer, autumn must really be close!

That looks delicious Lorrie - I could eat a slice right now.

Hugs - Mary

Cheryl said...

Heavens to Betsy, that looks good!! I may be in the minority (I am here at my house), but I'd take a good caramel sauce over ice cream any day!

materfamilias said...

We had a neighbour bring back a box from the Okanagan last week, and on the weekend I made up an apple pie. Mmmmm! Your apple cake looks delish as well. And I do love an Apple Betty!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

We are enjoying the apples from our garden these days as well...every which way. Your cake looks delicious!

aimee said...

Mia has a great blog! I love visiting there. As for apples, I like apple crisps, gourmet caramel apples, etc. Yum!
Blessings,
Aimee
PS: Haven't forgotten about the organic fruit tree trap info. Still trying to find it for you--

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh caramel is fine with me...I'll take a slice, yes please! :)

I visit her blog too ...love it :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

this looks delicious! and caramel sauce would suit me just fine :) Thanks for sharing Mia's blog.
and your package is going out today!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Yumm! We're haven't picked our apples yet, but I'm looking forward to the goodies.

Blackberry Lane said...

This looks so good. I love Waldorf salad.

Donna said...

Fried apples is a favorite was to have them in the south USA. The cooking is done in a skillet with sugar and spices. You can eat them as a side dish or for dessert.

Maggie Bryant said...

Lorrie, the cake looks delish. I wonder if it would work with pears? Will give it a try tomorrow and let you know.

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh thank you for the recipe. I am always looking for a good apple cake and caramel sauce is perfect addition!! Clarice