Today we went to Apple Hill, located in Placerville, CA. Just at the base of the Sierra Mountains. We went there to pick some yummy Apples and to get McIntosh Apples, which you can’t seem to find in the stores here in California. Only 9 growers, grow them in Placerville and there are 100’s of Apple growers in this area. We couldn’t pick any, but we did get some!
Here are some pictures from my day, plus a quick recipe I made tonight just for you! It’s is light, flaky and mostly healthy, not to mention, Amazing! You’ll love it!
These are Hello Kitty shoes someone made for the craft show. Aren’t they cool? They were heavy and not in my size! Darn!!
Just a beautiful view!
A train ride for the kids! I was to big for it! 🙁
Hubby Picking Apples
Me, picking an apple
My Stepdaughters boyfriend, who said he picked the perfect apple!
Lunch for me! Apple Cider Sundae! My one splurge a year. My Hubby’s french fries in the back ground, yes I stole a few! I bought the sauce, so I can try to duplicate it! He he!! So expect that this week!
Pony Rides, I was to big for that too!!!
Love this sign! SO true!!
Old Tractor for Hay Rides
I thought this was funny!
My Dinner, Tri Tip Sandwich! Soft bread,lots of BBQ sauce! So good!!! I ate bad today!!
Mums every where with some Zinnia’s mixed in.
Ladies coring, peeling and slicing apples, for all the apple pies and treats!
My purchases of the day! Can’t you tell I love BBQ sauce? Especially Habanero! This stuff is so tasty! I stock up every year. You can order online too!
I also bought this apple peeler. I need one for that box of McIntosh Apples I bought, plus I am going to make sweet potato curly fries with it! I am so excited, I can’t stand it!!
Waiting for today’s recipe? I modified it from this cookbook! Look familiar? It’s the old Better Homes, red plaid cookbook that my Grandma used. It’s an oldie but a goodie!
I made this…
From this recipe
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
1 cup of Flour
1 tsp of Baking Powder
1/3 Cup of Sugar (I started with 1/2 cup, but after all the sprinkling I only used a pinch of the 1/4 cup left over)
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
5 1/2 tbsp of unsalted butter
1 Egg – I used Reddi Egg
1/2 Cup Non-fat Milk
3/4’s of a Medium McIntosh Apple -core, peeled and diced
1 Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish
2 In a medium bowl, whisk vigorously together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
3 In a separate small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp. of the sugar with the cinnamon, set aside.
4 Using an electric mixer, beat the butter with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Beat in the egg until blended. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk, beating after each addition until just combined.
5 Pour half of the batter in the bottom of the baking dish. Lay the apple slices on the batter so they just cover the batter. Sprinkle the apples with 1 Tbsp. cinnamon-sugar mixture, reserving 1 Tbsp.to sprinkle on top. Spread the rest of the batter over the apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar on top.
6 Bake the cake for 23 minutes or until it is golden brown and apples start to bubble at the edges.
Note: The batter is thick so be patient spreading it!
This will be perfect to share with my co workers in the morning! Calories you wonder?
I cut my cake into 16 pieces
Calories: 88, Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 10.8, Sodium: 41, Potassium: 24, carbs: 11, Fiber: .4, Sugar: 5, Protein: 1.5
Now you don’t have to feel guilty having a piece or two!
Have a wonderful week!!
P.S. The pictures didn’t do this dessert justice. It’s 9pm, and I don’t have any good lighting. It seems everything has a yellow tone.
That apple coffee cake looks wonderful! As do the stats 😉 Love your Fall photography as well 🙂
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
Thank you so much! 🙂
Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl says
Wow! I like the apple orchard you went to. We just went picking this last weekend, too. Unfortunately, it was the end of season for them and all were about gone. We did get some decent apples and raspberries. But the apples are small.
Isn’t that cool how they press the apples for cider? I asked what they did with the apple pulp and was told they fertilize the tree with it. That nothing goes to waste. Too cool. Like the apple coffee cake. YUM!
This recipe sounds like the perfect combo. Apple, cinnamon and coffee, yes please!