crate of farm fresh apples

From Happy Girl Kitchen Cookbook, It Starts with Fruit

As the seasons start to turn to shorter days and the crisp autumn air starts to make its presence known, there’s no better way to embrace the quintessential fall experience than by making your own applesauce. And what better way to kick off this beloved tradition than by heading to Live Earth Farm, where the bountiful apple orchards await your arrival. 

Apple-picking at Live Earth Farm is a magical experience, with rows upon rows of trees laden with ripe, juicy apples, just waiting to be plucked. Once you’ve gathered your bounty, it’s time to head home and embark on the heartwarming journey of making applesauce. The process itself, with the comforting aroma of simmering apples, spices, and cinnamon, turns your kitchen into a cozy haven. 

Live Earth Farms u-pick apple orchards truly provide the perfect backdrop for this timeless autumn tradition, making apple picking and applesauce making an activity that engages all your senses. It’s a reminder of the simple pleasures of fall and the importance of savoring the moments that this season has to offer. So, gather your loved ones, head out to the orchard, and bask in the magic of fall by making applesauce – an activity that’s as much about the journey as it is about the end result.


  • 5lbs apples
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • Spices (optional, we recommend cinnamon or garam masala)*


  1. Add apples to a nonreactive pot with the apple juice and any spices you choose to add.  Bring the contents to a strong simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until the apples soften and break apart.  If you’d like your sauce to be smoother, you can blend with an immersion blender.
  2. That was fast! Enjoy your bowl of applesauce.  Applesauce keeps for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.