Surrounded by Apples

Ryan and I are about to head out to the ALR Walk to Cure Lupus but before we do, I wanted to share some pictures from last weekend’s apple adventure at Stribling Orchard!

Note: If you can guess from the first picture, someone [ahem, Ryan] remembered to charge the camera battery before we left BUT forgot to bring it with us [haha], oops!

Do you know the difference between a cobbler, a crisp, or a crumble?!  I didn’t and honestly thought the words were interchangeable buttt I was wrong according to this website

Cobblers:  American cobblers are considered “fruit stews with dough dropped on top before baking” (ochef.com) They involve a bottom layer of fruit that is then topped with ingredients for a biscuit dough. The result is a dense, rich dessert. Not to be confused with British cobblers (made with meat), popular cobbler ingredients include: apples, peaches and cherries.

Crisps:  Crisps also have a bottom layer of fruit, but their topping is much more crunchy than cobblers. Instead of a dough-like pastry that rises, the crisp is topped with a different proportion of butter, sugar and flour that is sort of crumbly, and only briefly browned in the oven. Crisps might include oats or granola in their topping as well.

Crumbles:  The crumble also begins with fruit at the bottom, but is topped with a different butter-flour-sugar mixture called a ‘streusel’. The three ingredients are mixed just until crumbly and then poured on top of the fruit. This dish is very similar to a crisp but the crumble originated in Britain whereas the crisp is seen as more American. Crisps are also more rich than crumbles with higher amounts of sugar, butter and flour.

XOXO,

Allison

P.S.  I shared a picture of some of the apple goodies I found in the country store on Instagram and people asked if they could order them online…  Yes you can, check out Stribling Orchard’s website!

Question:  Have you ever been apple picking?  If not, I highly recommend that you do!  We may have picked for hours and brought home more apples than we can eat, but there still are some left on the trees for you ;)

Question:  Are you more of a cobbler, crisp, or crumble apple eater?  I like the hearty texture of crisps and crumbles but I certainly won’t turn down a slice of pie or chunk of cobbler!

— Allison

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