Pick Your Own Apples at Lake-area Orchards

Apple favorites from three lake-area orchards.

Dumas Apple House Rich in tradition, this orchard has been growing apples for more than 70 years. Fresh picks: Fireside, Prairie Spy, Redwell and Regent Dumas Family Apple Cobbler:5-6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced2 eggs 1 cup sugar 8 Tbsp. butter, room temperature 1 cup flour 1 pinch salt Place apples in a buttered 8-inch square pan; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. In a bowl, beat the sugar and butter together with a spoon and stir in the rest. Drop mixture over apples and bake at 325 degrees for 40–45 minutes. 3025 W. Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake; 952.473.9538. Minnetonka Orchards Enjoy a hayride after picking apples at this fun family orchard. Fresh picks: Cortland, Haralson, Honeygold, Keepsake, Macoun and Regent 6530 County Road 26, Minnetrista; 763.479.6530. Arboretum AppleHouse Proceeds from this shop benefit the University of Minnesota’s apple research program. Fresh picks: Connell Red, Fireside, Frostbite, Honeygold, Keepsake, Regent and Snowsweet 3675 Arboretum Drive, 1.5 miles west of Arboretum entrance on State Highway 5, Chanhassen; 952.443.1400.