A Day in the Orchard Recipe

A Day in the Orchard Recipe

One of the best ways to spend a family day in the fall is by gathering armfuls of ripe fruit from a pick your own orchard. Whether you and your family forage for your personal treasures or you buy the pre-picked bags, a day at an orchard is always filled with fresh air and healthy snacks from mother nature. Oftentimes, it’s hard to stop your children from picking every shiny ripe orb that they see resulting in bulging bags filled to the brim with the day’s harvest. (It really is hard to say no to an apple!) Luckily, the fun can continue in the kitchen as you teach your children how to transform what they have gathered into a delicious dessert. And smelling that baking fruit after a day outside, well, that is a recipe for pure delight. 

While the cobbler is cooking, pull out our Orchard products, such as My Very First Games: First Orchard, Orchard Maze Magnetic Game, and our Orchard Threading Game for even more fun and learning in the orchard. 

Apple Cobbler Recipe

This simple and delicious recipe is adapted from the Apple Cobbler Recipe made at Hope Orchards in Hope, Maine. 

Time: 30 minutes preparation; 35 minutes baking


  • 6-8 peeled and cored apples
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For topping:
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup oats
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • ½ cup melted butter

Although the following quick and easy recipe uses apples, it can be adapted to most fresh fruit. 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9" x 13" baking dish.
  3. Peel and core the apples and combine them with sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Toss together until well mixed.
  4. Place all of the ingredients in the 9" x 13" baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl mix the flour, oats, and brown sugar with the melted butter.
  6. Press the brown sugar mix onto the apples to form a topping.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until the apples are just beginning to get soft. If they are cooked too long, the cobbler will feel too mushy.
  8. Enjoy topped with a little ice cream or whipped cream! 


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