It's the Time of the Season

It's been said that "apple" was my first word, and I have loooooved apples for as long as I can remember.  Fortunately, this life has provided me with bushels of apples, and a few years ago I started picking some of my own bushels.

Here I am in 2011, 2013, and this year picking apples at my favorite place, Barthel's.

I know there are many places to pick apples in south-eastern Wisconsin, but this place is inexpensive, non-commercial, and pretty straightforward.  We were let inside to pick by a straight-shootin' kid who advised us to read the rules for picking, the first being "don't climb trees!"  

Barthel's has strawberries to pick in season, pumpkins and gourds, juicy pears, and a beautiful garden.  We've picked our pumpkins there before, and we'll be going back next weekend to pick them for this year!

We've been munching on apples in their glory for weeks now and haven't been too concerned about recipe making or exciting new ways to enjoy a classic fave.  What are your favorite apple recipes?