Growing up in Arizona I never really got to do a lot of fun fall activities! Mostly because when it is still 100 degrees out, you don’t really feel the ~fall vibes~. So, now that I live in Iowa I am trying my best to experience fun fall activities! One of those being Pumpkin Patches!
I have never been to a pumpkin patch before this year, so I was very excited to pick a pumpkin from the farm and not the grocery store! I ended up going to Willis Family Orchard. I’m not going to lie I am have over-hyped the experience in my head before going, because you literally just pick a pumpkin from a dirt field, but it was still a lot of fun to do with friends!
One thing I didn’t realize is that patches patches have a lot of other fun fall activities to participate in. There was a hay ride, corn maze, apple picking, a petting zoo, and a cute little shop! Everyone reading this is probably like duh, of course those things were there, but it was my first time going to a pumpkin patch okay?!
Do y’all paint or carve your pumpkins? This is a serious question because I have never not carved a pumpkin, like I didn’t even think painting pumpkins was a thing. Like it looks cute enough, but I thought the whole point was to create a fun face for the Jack o’ Lantern. I guess that is just what I grew up used to anyways. After talking to friends, painting pumpkins is very common, so now I feel like I have been living under a rock. And, it seems like a smart idea because then the pumpkins will last much longer.
While at the pumpkin patch they gave me a recipe for a fall treat, so I thought I would share it with y’all too! They are called Apple Pie Bites, and of course they recommend using the Willis Family Apples in the recipe.
- 2 cans crescent rolls
- 1 can apple pie filling (made with Willis Family Apples)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 375. Coat muffin tin with baking spray
- Unroll and pull apart crescent rolls, placing one triangle of dough in each muffin tin.
- Add one heaping spoonful of apple pie filling on top of each crescent roll.
- Mix together the cinnamon and sugar, sprinkle a little over the pie filling.
- Pull the edges of the crescent rolls up and over the pie filling.
- Sprinkle a little more of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the dough of each pie
- Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.