Reducing and spicing apple cider makes a delicious sauce equally good on pancakes or waffles, mixed with seltzer for soda, or topping ice cream.Read More
Hot Mulled Cider
Stop in the farmstand for our fresh pressed cider- available by the pint and gallon. Apple cider is fantastic cold or hot, but is especially comforting when warmed and spiced. There is nothing more New England than the scent of cider simmering on the stove filling the house with it's spicy aroma! Make hot, mulled cider at home by following this simple recipe.
Pour 1 gallon of Pietree Apple Cider into a large sauce pan. Wrap 1 TB cloves, 1 TB all spice and 1 TB cardamon seed OR 3 TB pre-mixed mulling spices in a small square of cheese cloth. Drop the spice sachet in the pot of cider with 2 whole cinnamon sticks. Simmer over medium heat until warm and spiced to taste- about 20 minutes. The longer you simmer, the stronger the spice. Remove from the heat once warm and spiced to taste. Drink right away or store in a insulated, vacuum sealed thermos to stay warm and serve as needed.
*use 3TB. of spice for every gallon of cider
This hot cocoa is what we serve in our farmstand during the fall and winter months. It is just the right amount of sweet with a hint of spice from cayenne pepper. This is a dry recipe perfect for storing in your cupboard for making by the cup. This cocoa also makes a great homemade gift! Make a batch and put it in decorative tins or canisters to gift out. Make sure to attach a label with ingredients and heating instructions! Enjoy!
Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/4 cups cocoa, 2 1/2 cups powdered milk, 1 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch, 1 pinch cayenne pepper (or more to taste) in a bowl. Stir the dry ingredients to blend evenly. Store in air tight container to make by the cup.
To make by the cup heat a mug of water or milk, then stir 2-3 TB of cocoa mix in. For an extra special treat top with fresh whipped cream or marshmallows.
Wow! What a great time we had with all of you Maine Maple Sunday! It was our first year participating and we were overjoyed with the response from the community. We hope you all had a sweet time celebrating Maine Maple Sunday at Pietree Orchard’s farmstand.Read More
For the week beginning with the weekend of September 28-29, we are still going strong with pick-your-own apples in both Macs and Cortland.Read More
It is no secret that folks from Maine love apples – and we share that love of the fruits that fed our ancestors and will feed the future!Read More
For us, eating apples is an experience in gratitude. We’re grateful for the good fruit, the delicious flavors and differences between the varieties, and for the loyal and wonderful customers who make it possible for us to be here. This Thanksgiving we have some terrific apples, for eating fresh, making into pies or sauce, for soups (apple and winter squash is a classic) and salads.Read More
For a leisurely hearty breakfast, brunch, or supper. We originally tested these cakes in a silver dollar pancake pan. A more set batter is recommended for an open griddle or frying pan.Read More
We love apples. We love apple cider. We love applesauce. There are three kinds of apple flavor in this tender, wholesome cake with warming spices. Take the autumn chill off and serve your loved ones something sweetly spiced and delicious. You can even make this cake gluten-free and/or vegan!Read More
For many of us, the taste of autumn is not complete without freshly pressed apple cider. Whether drinking fresh, mulling with spices, boiling down into cider syrup or using in any number of family favorite recipes, fresh apple cider is part of Maine’s heritage.Read More