Oak Glen, CA – Apple Picking

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Before the end of Apple Picking season, a couple of friends and I went off to Oak Glen, CA to pick some apples. It’s one of my favorite things to do.

I would go every year but sometimes life gets in the way.

We got Winesap, Arkansas Black, Pippens, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious. I found that of these, I really enjoyed the Winesap. Arkansas Black was also very good but Winesap was the best.

I also learned that the sweeter apples ripen earlier in the season around August/September while the more tart apples are later. My friends and I made a note to try coming in August. It tends to be very hot around here at that time, so it’s not usually top of mind to go apple picking in August.
With the apples, I made Apple Sauce with my new Instant Pot. It was delicious but not sweet enough. I’m currently eating a spoonful at a time with my morning Oatmeal. I plan to make more this weekend but mix more sweeter apples with the tart apples to help with the sweetness.

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