Some of my favorite things about this time of year are the seasonal treats that accompany it. As days grow a bit shorter and nights become a bit cooler, I get excited for all things fall, not the least of which are homemade apple pie and fresh apple cider.
To stock up on crisp and delicious supplies, I visited Rileys at Los Rios Rancho, a picturesque, almost nostaligic, working apple farm in Oak Glen, CA. Not only were we able to pick our own beautiful apples – we loaded up on Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Granny Smith varieties – we also pressed our own apple cider. The best part: we left with the key ingredients for the apple pies and apple cocktail that I’ll be featuring later this week. XXJKE