It's Apple Season: Recipes, Crafts and Tips!

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher September 14, 2021

Apple harvest time marks the change of seasons here in Greater Lowell. Apples used to be a major agricultural product locally. A history of Westford from 1883 says "Large orchards abound on Frances Hill and Tadmuck Hill, and the annual product of apples is very large. In some years thousands of barrels of apples are shipped to England."  While local orchards still supply grocery stores, we think of apple orchards mostly now for weekend apple-picking visits, cider doughnuts, apple crisp, and hay rides.

Here are some wonderful recipes, crafts and activities that we've published over the years on Lowell Macaroni Kid, Macaroni Kid EATS, and other regional editions. Gather the kids and celebrate the Apple!

Apple Orchard Guide for Greater Lowell

5 Tips for Going Apple Picking with Kids


Grandma's Apple Pudding

Paper Bag Apple Pie

Easy Apple Crisp

Apple Cider Floats

Jewish Apple Cake

Apples, Apples & More Apples (no-bake apple treats)

Cameron's Homemade Applesauce

Toasted Coconut and Caramel Apple Nachos

Nanny's Apple Pie

Apple Pie Cake

Caramel Apple Cones

Caramel Apple Sangria (for the grownups!)

Baked Caramel Apples

Spiked Brown Sugar Apples

Apple Crisp Mix-in-the-Pan Bars


Apple Core Craft

Apple Butterflies

Apple Sewing Craft

History of Westford Mass 1659-1883, Rev. Edwin R. Hodgman, 1883.

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