Apple Picking.

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Photos by Kim Bixby!

UTILITY VEST: Nordstrom Rack | JEANS: BlankNYC  | SHOES: Splendid old {similar here } | BACKPACKVera Bradley | NECKLACE: Forever 21 {under $6!} | NAILS: OPI {hot & spicy}

And just like that, it’s October. September passed by so quickly that I can hardly believe it! The weekend before last, my girlfriends and I decided to do what every other preppy person in New England does and went apple picking! We chose Nashoba Winery {50 minute drive from Boston} because 1. it looked gorgeous, tasting and 3. apples…the perfect combo for a beautiful fall day! After picking {and eating} what felt like 3673 apples, we went for a wine tasting at the vineyard. I’m still thinking about the wine slushies they served, soo yummy!! Growing up, apple picking was a yearly activity, but fast forward 15 years,  I’m pretty sure I had as much {if not more} fun than I did when I was a kid. 

I also wanted to share a new inexpensive clothes & jewelry website {we all know thats my jam} I recently discovered! I ordered this $19 necklace and can’t get over how unique and gorgeous it is! Definitely worth taking a look if you’re in the market for fun costume jewelry 🙂 

As mentioned here, fall always puts me in the mood to bake so with a large bag of apples still in my fridge, I thought it would be fun to share my baking bestie, Becky’s apple crisp recipe!! She is one heck of a baker! She’s so good I gained 5lbs my senior year of college when we were roommates from all the amazing treats in the house 😉 

For The Apple Base

6-8 Tart Apples (I use a mixture of McIntosh and Cortland, but Macoun also work)

1 tbsp orange zest

1 tbsp lemon zest

1 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp fresh squeezed orange

1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon

½ cup granulated sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground cloves

¼ tsp nutmeg

For The Oat topping

1/2 cup flour

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ cup light brown sugar

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp cinnamon

¾ cup oats

½-3/4 stick cold unsalted butter, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the dish of your choice. I use an 8×8 inch square baking pan so that the crisp is thick and full of yummy apples.
  2. Peel, core and cut the apples into large wedges. I leave a few peels on to add texture and additional flavor. Place chopped apples into a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine the chopped apples with the zests, juices, vanilla, milk, sugar and spices and cover the apples completely.
  4. Pour the apples into the prepared baking dish
  5. In the same (now empty) mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugars, spices, oatmeal and cold butter and mix until combined and crumbly. Note: I use my hands to mix because I love to get dirty while baking, but if you’d rather keep your hands clean, you can use a standing mixer with the paddle attachment.
  6. Scatter the oatmeal mixture on top of the apples in the pan so they are distributed evenly
  7. Place the crisp in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the apples are bubbling and the top is slightly browned
  8. Let cool on the counter and serve warm with vanilla ice cream

Tip: If you fresh pick your apples at an orchard, pick up a bag of fresh apple cider donuts on your way out and crumble a donut or two on top of the oat mixture. Apple crisp AND donuts in one delicious dessert….yum!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!



    • [email protected] says:

      Pumpkin picking is next on my list! I bought a few baby pumpkins from Trader Joes yesterday for decorating the house but want to get to the actual pumpkin patch too! Thanks so much for reading xx!

  1. Kelsey says:

    I love apple picking and such a cute outfit! And wine tasting sounds so much fun I need to do that at an apple orchard! Did they have an apple wine??
    Xo, Kelsey

  2. Kristin Bassett says:

    You are seriously too adorable for words. I love the color combo of your sweater/vest and you know I’m crushing on those leopard sneaks. If that apple crisp isn’t on my desk come Monday morning, we’re going to have some serious issues 😉

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