Mouth-watering baked goods are at the heart of the success of Apple Hill™ Farms. Kids Inc. was a big part of that success early on. In the early days, it was decided that a giant bake sale would be held, a smorgasbord, in the hopes of attracting visitors to the area. It far exceeded any expectations and the ranches had to expand to accommodate their annual visitors. We’ve fine-tuned our recipes over the years and take pride in the quality, home-made products we sell.
Below is a listing of our tasty baked offerings. Stop in to our bakeshop and taste for yourself!
Home of the Walkin’ Pie
Back when all the seven kids were young, Nanny developed this pie for her children to eat. Of course, they would always want to eat apple pie when she made it for the customers. But giving them plates and forks left her with a big mess. So she put some dough on the bottom, a circle of spiced apples for the filling, and then a piece of dough on the top. She baked it and when it cooled she handed to them and told them to go eat it outside. They ate it kind of like a hamburger. When the youngest son, Edio Jr., was six years old (back in 1974) he began calling this little creation a “walkin’ pie” because you could walk around with it. READY AND WAITING ALL THE TIME! But you can still SPECIAL ORDER NOW!
Nanny and Papa planted 2600 apples trees and you could imagine how many apples those trees produced! She began making the 5 pound “Farmhouse” pie which could feed a farmhouse full of people. Her hope was that the visitors to the ranch would buy lots and lotspples and duplicate this pie for their families. I supposed this happened but mostly, visitors just came back to buy Nanny’s Farmhouse Pie. They served it to friends and family and at big Thanksgiving dinners. It was (and still is) a big favorite! SPECIAL ORDER NOW! (Allow one week for pick-up)
This pie is the same recipe as the Farmhouse Pie but 3 pounds of apples– made with cottage-sized families in mind. SPECIAL ORDER NOW! (Allow one week for pick-up)
We probably make 200 apple crisps on any given October weekend–each container feeds three people. We use Golden Delicious apples which are sweet and so we are able to add less sugar ( healthier). Late in the season we switch to Granny Smith apples. The chopped apple filling is cooked and then topped with a brown sugar/flour/butter crumb topping. SPECIAL ORDER NOW! (Allow one week for pick-up)
French Apple Pie
Some people would refer to this pie as a “Dutch Crunch Apple Pie”. But Nanny (Joan) was French, so she called it the French Apple Pie. We use sliced apples and cook them slowly adding a touch of cinnamon for flavor. We top the cooked apples with a sugar/butter crumb topping and pop it back in the oven to brown the topping. Voila! SPECIAL ORDER NOW! (Allow one week for pick-up)
New York Style Cheesecake Apple Pie
This is our newest pie here at Kids Inc–the Delfino family loved this cheesecake so much when we enjoyed it during the holidays that we decided to top it with apples and add it to our menu! You have to try it to believe it. Creamy but not too sweet. It has a crushed graham craker crust with crushed walnuts in it. I think our visitors are glad we added it. SPECIAL ORDER NOW! (Allow one week for pick-up)
Blackberry Sour Cream Pie (Limited Availability)
The blackberries are from the thorn-less bushes grown here at Kids, Inc. This pie is great warm with ice cream! We make it in September only and you can special order it while our blackberry supply lasts. SPECIAL ORDER NOW! (SEPTEMBER ONLY: Allow one week for pick-up)
Blackberry Cheesecake Pie (Limited Availability)
The blackberries are from the thorn-less bushes grown here at Kids, Inc. We make it in September only and you can special order it while our blackberry supply lasts. It is also available frozen until it is sold out. SPECIAL ORDER NOW! (allow one week for pick-up)
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie (Limited Availability)
Cream cheese is our secret to the creamiest pumpkin pie ever. Top with whipped cream for the perfect fall dessert. SPECIAL ORDER NOW! (NOVEMBER ONLY: allow one week for pick-up)
Empanadas (Limited Availability
A ‘pocket’ of our flaky pie crust filled with either blackberries grown here at the ranch or apple butter. They’re becoming a popular dessert for those wanting a ‘little something sweet’. Take some frozen empanadas home for a great dessert for any family or friend get-together. SPECIAL ORDER NOW (allow one week for pick-up)
Chicken Pot Pie (Limited Availability)
A homestyle savoury delight. We make them fresh on Fridays or you can purchase them frozen to take home for a quick, easy and delicious meal. SPECIAL ORDER FROZEN NOW! (allow one week for pick-up)