Last weekend we headed over to Steinsel for apple picking. We went later this year and were disappointed to find barely any apples left for picking. Most had already been picked and were for sale in large bins. But, we were pleased to see we arrived for the apple festival! At the orchard there was cider being pressed, beignets being fried, and general merry making was occurring. We managed to pick about 8 apples and spent the rest of the time enjoying a gorgeous autumn day in the orchard.These men are making apple cider. One machine turns the apples into pulp. The other presses the pulp to get the juice. The men with the black bin are about to dump the pulp into the press.
These are the apple beignets. Such a treat! Thin apple rings dipped in batter and fried. Topped with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Yes, please.
Any idea what these are? Some kind of pear? Their shape reminded me of a chayote squash.