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Carters Mountain

September 28, 2016

I went apple picking yesterday on Carters Mountain in Charlottesville with Wells' class.  The rain held off thankfully and we ended up with the most perfect overcast day!  It's such a gorgeous spot with lots of history!  You can see Monticello from the top of the mountain.  I imagine this place is crazy on the weekends but it was really pleasant on a weekday morning.  Not really crowded at all.  I want to go back again soon!

Anyone have any good apple pie recipes they want to share?  I now have two big bags full that I need to do something with in the next few days!

I absolutely love the mountains of Virginia in the fall.  So gorgeous!

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  1. Apple cake recipe 😀

  2. No apple pie recipes, but I love making applesauce...just simmer a big covered pot of sliced apples for several hours with just a little water in the bottom, and add seasoning to taste (cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar if the apples are tart). I like to cook mine until the apples are soft, but there are still some good chunks of apple in the mix. It's a fall ritual in my house...and it makes your house smell so good!

    Good thing you got to go on a weekday. We went on a weekend a few years ago, and by the time we left the line of cars to get to the top of the moutain was backed all the way to the interstate!

  3. http://www.southernliving.com/food/entertaining/tempting-apple-dessert-recipes/easy-skillet-apple-pie-recipe
    and this cake rocks (actually all of her stuff is super ah-mazing (and she is a friend of a friend). http://www.onceuponachef.com/2011/09/french-apple-cake.html
    Come back to Carter's for peach season...my favorite. Hike the monticello trail w the littles too, so fun.


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