At the Meadowmere Resort , October is a month we look forward to all year. Decorations cover the town and our Ogunquit hotel throughout the month. Even better, the smell of homemade apple cider fills the lobby and the journey along the back roads gives new meaning to “beautiful place by the sea”. The tradition of apple picking brings families and couples, locals and visitors together at a number of Maine farms and orchards. It’s the simple things that make great memory with friends – like a day of picking apples surrounded by the unrivaled foliage of New England in good company.
As you escape to the Meadowmere Resort this year and continue the tradition of apple picking, we know you will leave with more than just a bag full of apples. Really, a trip to Maine with loved ones is about the heartfelt memories and the experience of the natural beauty of Maine’s full fall color. Upon returning home we hope you share those memories with friends and family. And just in case you really miss us, we’ve complied our Top Favorite Fall Treats from Ogunquit for you to enjoy and share.
#1 Apple Cider Doughnuts
There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and mixing up a batch of homemade Apple Cider Doughnuts to share with friends over a hot cup of coffee on a cool fall day.
What you’ll need:
1 Cup Maine Apple Cider
½ Cup Fresh Maine Apple Grated & Peeled
2 Tablespoons Sugar
¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
¼ Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups dry Pancake Mix
Simmer Maine Apple Cider until reduced to ¼ cup, let cool.
Mix in the grated Fresh Maine Grated Apples with Sugar, Egg, Nutmeg, Vanilla and Pancake Mix
Roll the batter into 1 inch balls and deep-fry in 375 degree oil
Drain on a paper towel then roll in cinnamon sugar
#2 Caramel Apple Pie
Nothing says fall like a homemade Maine Apple Pie after a long day!
What you’ll need for the caramel:
1 Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Water
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ Cup Heavy Cream
¼ Teaspoon coarse salt
What you’ll need for the Maine Apple Pie:
3 Pounds Fresh Maine Apples peeled, cored and cut into ½ inch slices
½ Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
¾ Teaspoon coarse salt
Pie Crust (homemade recipe)
¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Large egg, beaten
For the caramel mix water and sugar in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil, stirring regularly until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking, stirring periodically until it’s a deep golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in butter, heavy cream and salt. Let mixture cool.
For the pie combine apples, sugar, lemon juice, flour and salt in a large bowl. Add ¾ cup of the caramel mixture and toss to combine. Follow the instructions for the pie crust and pour the filling into the pie crust. Roll the remaining pie crust on a lightly floured surface and cut into 16 ½ inch wide strips. Lay the strips across the pie weaving a lattice pattern, brush with egg and place the pie in the freezer for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees with the rack in the center of the oven and tin foil on the lower rack for easy clean up.
Bake the pie in the oven until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling the center. About 1 hours and 20 minutes allow it to cool completely on a wire rack for above 4 hours and enjoy!