apple picking party: dessert

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Today we’re sharing a great and party friendly recipe for a sweet dessert just perfect for after apple picking.  This recipe from is the perfect recipe to have children help with and is ready in just 30 minutes!
We’ve been making these with kids the past few falls and they have been a big success (and have even been served as a special breakfast treat once or twice too).


  • 2 baking apples (a sweet Gala , McIntosh apple, or our favorite the Honeycrisp as opposed to a tart Granny Smith, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 package/tube (7.5 oz) of pre-made  biscuit dough – 10 biscuits 
  • flour for rolling out the biscuits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and grate apples and place in a bowl.  In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Then stir 3/4 of the sugar mix in with the apples. Roll each biscuit to a 5 inch circle with a rolling pin.   Be sure to flour the biscuit or the rolling pin a little bit so that they don’t stick to each other.   (Kid’s love to do this part!)
Place equal portions of apple mix in each 5 inch biscuit circle and then fold the circles in half. Pinch the edges together so your pocket stays shut (this is another part kids love to do).  You can use a fork to make decorative edge.

Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool a bit and then enjoy!

Try this recipe it is sure to be a big hit with your family! Thanks to!

apple picking party: apple stamped totes

Using apples as a stamp has long been a favorite craft.  It’s a great way to use those apples that might be a little too bruised for eating or are too tart for your recipes.  We think making an apple stamped tote would make a great party favor for your apple picking party!  It is a great tote to take to the farmer’s market, grocery store, and of course the apple orchard!

We used a basic canvas tote from the craft store, red and green fabric paint, an apple, and a sharpie marker.  Be sure to have a piece of cardboard or some newspaper to slip inside your tote (where you will be stamping) so that the paint/ink does not leak through.

Dip an apple half in the red paint and then stamp carefully onto your tote.  Our little green leaf is a thumbprint. Our stem was made with a fine point permanent marker.

Finally we added the year underneath the apple, with hopes that next year after apple picking we’ll add a new apple stamp and thumbprint leaf. It will be a great way to remember all those fun times from the fall.