How do you like them apples?
Vermont’s State Fruit
It is officially apple season here in Vermont, and there’s a million ways to enjoy them! The apple happens to be Vermont’s state fruit and there are apple orchards scattered throughout the State growing multiple varieties of apples – some as many as 75 varieties! The Vermont Tree Fruit Grower’s Association is a great resource for finding an orchard where you can pick your own apples.
Bring Fall into Your Home
What to do with all those apples you picked? Make your own apple sauce of course! Homemade apple sauce is a family favorite and it tastes so much better than store bought. It is super easy to make and will make your home smell like fall. The best part of making your own is that you can customize it to your own tastes. You can tweak the sweetness or tartness by choosing a different apple variety, add sweetness with maples syrup or honey, or keep it naturally sweet and just add cinnamon. Here’s a great resource for making your very own.
Discover the Many Tastes of Apples
Our next stop on our Vermont apple journey is Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Cold Hollow is famous for their delicious apple products including cold or hot cider, cider donuts and a variety of other apple products like apple butter. They recently started their own Hard Cider line of drinks as well. Make a day of it and tour their shop, eat breakfast or lunch at the Apple Core Luncheonette and Brew where you can also taste their hard cider.
Enjoy a Unique Apple Treat from Stowe Bowl
Almost everyone loves a great apple pie or apple crisp, but have you ever tried cider donut bread pudding? If you haven’t, be sure to try ours at Stowe Bowl! We use cider donuts from the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and whip up our own homemade batch. Or how about a bacon and apple flatbread with beer cheese! We’re pretty sure you’ve never had that. Check out our menu for more details.
Whichever way you like your apples, we are sure to find a way here in Stowe, Vermont to suit your tastes.