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Schneiderman’s Out and About: A Trip to the Apple Orchard

Apple Jack Orchards sign

I spent some time on one of our recent sunshiny fall days at an apple orchard (Apple Jack Orchards in Delano, MN).

The weather was beautiful and that, combined with the rural setting and sights and smells of the orchards, made for a relaxing, yet invigorating, day.

Apple Jack Orchards Pumpkin Wagon and Flag poles

I decided to snap some pics while I was there so that I could share a mini tour with you.

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Apple Crisp Recipe

A super easy and delicious apple crisp recipe. You'll love the mix of warm apples, cinnamon/sugar and crumbly topping, especially warm from the oven!

My sister-in-law makes amazing pumpkin pie – or so I’ve heard since I’ve never tasted it.  (Not a pumpkin pie fan).  So she brings her pies every holiday and I’m responsible for making the alternative sweets.

My favorites to make are Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie and Apple Crisp, and the apple crisp recipe won when deciding on a recipe for this post.

I love the mix of warm apples, cinnamon/sugar and crumbly topping, especially warm from the oven!




  • 12 cups apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • 1 – 1/4 tablespoon flour
  • 1 – 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 – 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 1 – 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 – 1/4 cup quick-cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1 – 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • scant 1 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350.

Place sliced apples in a 9 x 13 pan.

Mix the filling ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon) together and sprinkle over apples.

Combine the crumb topping ingredients – flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter – together.

Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.

Now all that’s left to do is eat enjoy a delicious piece of freshly made apple crisp!

post updated 5/27/16


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