(just take a look at those little crystals of sugar and the tiny flecks of cinnamon. oh golly)
It was a productive trip. After taking in all the sites, eating my fill of fall-flavored food and getting a ton of eggplant (more on that later), I headed home, hoping to convince my friends to go apple picking with me later in the week.
My powers of persuasian worked. I got a bunch of my very wonderful friends together and we trekked down to Media Friday afternoon. Despite rush hour traffic, tick scares and getting pegged with rotten apples (thanks, Ben), we had a blast. I now have 18 lbs of apples at my disposal. I have a feeling this will be a delicious fall...
Here's a little taste of the first fruits of my labor (har har).
I wanted a recipe that used real ingredients rather than just melting store-bought caramels. I was in a hurry, so I had the heat on higher than I should have (hence the brown flecks of caramelized bits), but they were a hit!