The autumn harvest has officially arrived when the fields are abundant with pumpkins, and apples, when you and your family take weekends road trips to see the luscious fall foliage, and when we can finally bundle up in our oversized, cozy sweaters and sip hot apple cider and munch on cinnamon spiced donuts.
Almost two weekends ago, my family and I made a day trip over to the North Fork to Southold, where we visited the Country View Farm Stand. We brought home two pies: a sugar-free blueberry and an apple and cranberry “volcano” pie. Whenever we stop at the various farm stands, we always buy two pies instead of just one, but we find that we cannot possibly eat two pies between us. We ended up sharing the blueberry pie with some co-workers, who all raved about how scrumptious it was.
I love the combinations of apples and cranberries. What is so lovely about this melody of flavors is that it can easily transition from fall to the beginning of winter, enjoyed across several months of the year while still in season. Cranberries are harvested in the fall, when the fruit takes on a distinctive, dark red color, from September to November and sometimes even into December.
We ate the entire pie between three of us over five days. This pie was really incredible, and I would certainly go back and get another one for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Usually, I don’t eat pie crust but this particular crust was out of this world. I couldn’t pass it up. We ate it plain, and sometimes added Cool Whip (I LOVE cool whip). We stored the pie in the refrigerator, and heated it up in the oven at 325 degrees for just under twenty minutes. Each serving tasted just as fresh as the first bite.
The Farm Stand is open seven days a week beginning at 9am Monday thru Friday and at 8am on Saturday and Sunday. This is also a fantastic place for pumpkin picking. For more information, please call (631) 903-1335.