Apple Barn

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Apple Barn Market

Not only can you learn about how a wide variety of products are made from the fruits and veggies grown in the Kimmel Orchard, you can take them home with you! These tasty treats are available in our produce market year-around and in the Kimmel Kitchen as available. Be sure to stop in and stock up on your next visit.

What’s better than a refreshing cup of chilled cider on a warm summer day? Perhaps a tall, warm glass cider on a chilly winter evening.

Our cider is made from freshly picked orchard apples processed on-site by squeezing the juicy goodness out of sweet and tart apples. Nothing is added—it’s purely delicious and available year-round.

Get in on the action: Visitors can watch cider making demonstrations in the Apple Barn from September to November. Free smells included!

Smells and tastes like heaven—our apple doughnuts are a mouthwatering breakfast or snack. The recipe was perfected in the Kimmel Kitchen and they’re made daily just for you.

This seasonal sweet treat is an orchard classic, available September – October. Just the right mix of health and happy from our apple fields to you.

It’s hard to believe something that tastes this good can also be so good for you! Made from the same tart Montmorency cherries found growing in the Orchard, this delicious cherry cider is packed with antioxidants that will have you coming back for more.

Drizzle these dressings on your salad or use as a dip for just about anything.

Spice up your next barbecue with a host of different sauces, including our sought after cherry barbecue sauce!

We’ve partnered with a local winery to give our apple cider a bit of a kick for the 21-and-over crowd looking for a refreshing way to unwind. Enjoy a glass at the orchard or purchase a growler to take some home.

The perfect gift for family, friends, coworkers and (especially) yourself, our homemade fudge is to die for.

These jars of spreadable goodness are a delicious addition to pancakes, toast, piping hot biscuits and more. Fruit is our jam, which is why we offer a variety of regionally produced selections such as peach, plum, strawberry and cherry. We’re proud to support this quality jam producer by offering this product in our Apple Barn. Grab some today!

Our jam producer also makes a mean jelly. Forget chunky fruit and opt for the smooth, silky, spreadable treat that makes any meal or snack even tastier. There’s a variety of regionally produced fruit flavors to choose from.

The answer is, “yes, please.” Our delectable apple pies begin their journey to your belly from—you guessed it—the orchard. We spend about 15 minutes peeling, slicing and coring each 100-apple batch (about a bushel) in preparation for freezing. Then, we deliver the goods to Stauffer’s Café & Pie Shoppe in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Stauffer’s master pie makers then stir in the spices, add a dab of sugar and place the fresh mixture into a flaky crust. A quick trip to the oven and voila—a Kimmel signature pie is born.

Pies are made at Stauffer’s on Fridays and sold on Saturdays and Sundays. Each Kimmel apple pie is chock-full of fruit and awesome goodness. Don’t forget the ice cream!

Spicy quail eggs, pickled asparagus, dill pickles, marinated mushrooms and so many more tasty healthy treats!

From spicy to fruity, these salsas are sure to be a hit on tortilla chips, Mexican dishes and even eggs

We’re All Family Around the Table in the Kimmel Kitchen

Mid-April–Mid-August
Open for festivals only.

Late-August–Late-October
Wednesday–Sunday
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

November – April

Closed

Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that make it memorable. The Kimmel Kitchen offers a traditionally delicious selection of meaty sandwiches, refreshing beverages and delectable deserts—all made with grandma’s secret ingredient: love.

Sandwiches
Hot Dog $4.00
Braut $4.00
Pulled Pork $5.50
Pulled Chicken $5.50
Brisket $6.00
Drinks
Lemonade $1.75
Pop $1.75
Bottled Water $1.75
Cold Cider (apple or cherry) $2.00
Tea $1.75
Coffee $1.00
Dessert
Pie Slice $2.75
Pie à la Mode $3.50
Pie – The Works $3.75
Caramel Apple Cookie $0.75
Turnovers $2.00
Apple Doughnuts $0.80

Homespun Recipes

Kimmel's Orange Chicken

3-4 CHICKEN BREAST (CUT UP)

1 BUNDLE FRESH KIMMEL ASPARAGUS (CUT UP)

1/4 CUP VEGETABLE OIL

1/2 ORANGE (SQUEEZED)

1 JAR KIMMEL ORCHARD MEDIUM ORANGE SALSA

1/2 TSP ORANGE PEEL

2 CUPS WATER

1 3/4 CUP LONG GRAIN RICE

1 TBSP KIMMEL ORCHARD SHALLOT & LEEKS SEASONING

In a large fry pan, heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil, add cut up chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add jar of medium orange salsa and mix. Add asparagus, orange juice, orange peel. Cover and cook. Add cooked rice and fluff with fork. Cornstarch may be needed if thicker sauce is desired.

Orchard-fresh Blackberry Peach Salad

1 PACKAGE SPINACH

1 PACKAGE FETTA CHEESE

1 PACKAGE KIMMEL ORCHARD CANDIED PECANS

1 BOTTLE KIMMEL ORCHARD BLACKBERRY DRESSING

2 KIMMEL ORCHARD PEACHES (SLICED)

1/2 QUART KIMMEL ORCHARD BLACKBERRIES

In a bowl toss spinach, pecans, peaches, and blackberries. Drizzle Kimmel Orchard Blackberry Dressing as desired.

Kickin' Chicken

4 CHICKEN BREASTS

1/2 CUP MAYO

1/2 CUP KIMMEL ORCHARD JALAPENO MUSTARD

1 PACKAGE OF CORNFLAKE CRUMBS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix the mayo and Kimmel Orchard Jalapeño Mustard. Smother chicken breasts in sauce and dip in cornflake crumbs. Place in baking pan and cook for 30 minutes.

Granny Smith's Caramel Pie

  • 7 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 pie crusts
  1. Peel 7 Granny Smith apples, remove core and slice evenly. Place in large bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Over medium heat on the stove top, melt 1/2 cups butter. Add 3 tablespoons flour and whisk until thickened. Add the 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Whisk until blended and let simmer for a minute.
  4. Remove mixture from heat and mix with the sliced apples in the bowl and mix well. Set aside a small amount of sauce mixture to put on top of the pie as a drizzle.
  5. Pour apples into pie crust.
  6. Using the second pie crust, make a lattice or any other design now to cover over top using the pastry wheel.
  7. Pour the remaining sauce that was earlier set aside on top of crust and cover pie with foil.
  8. Put pie into oven for 12 minutes. On the rack below pie, set a baking sheet down to catch any pie drippings.
  9. After 12 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook 50-60 minutes.

Hot Buttered Rum w/ Kimmel Cider

1 gal. Kimmel Apple Cider

4 packages Hot Buttered Rum Mulling Spice

1 package whole cinnamon sticks – optional

Spiced Rum – optional

In a large saucepan, heat the cider until warm (do not boil). Add the Hot Buttered Rum Mulling Spice and stir until dissolved. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

For a tasty adult beverage, add rum and heat with the cider. Amount varies based on taste.

Zesty Zucchini and Corn

INGREDIENTS:

2 TBSP OLIVE OIL

2 CLOVES KIMMEL SPICY GARLIC, MINCED

1 LARGE ZUCCHINI

1 KIMMEL ORCHARD CORN RELISH, RINSED AND DRAINED

1/4 TSP DRIED BASIL

1/4 TSP DREID OREGANO

JUICE OF 1 LIME

*OPTIONAL: GRATED PARMESAN

INSTRUCTIONS:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over a medium high heat. Add garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add zucchini, corn relish, basil and oregano. Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender and cooked through (3-4 minutes). Stir in lime juice. *Sprinkle on parmesan. 

Strawberry Asparagus Summer Salad

INGREDIENTS:

1 PACKAGE MIXED GREENS

1/2 QUART OF STRAWBERRIES

1 BUNDLE OF KIMMEL ORCHARD ASPARAGUS, WASHED AND DICED

3/4 CUP OF CHEESE (YOUR CHOICE)

1/2 CUP OF KIMMEL ORCHARD CANDIED PECANS, DICED

1 BOTTLE KIMMEL ORCHARD VIDALIA ONION APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE

INSTRUCTIONS:

Pour the package of greens into a bowl. Add strawberries, asparagus, cheese, pecans and dressing. Toss salad for the perfect flavor!

*Try adding chicken for your protein needs!

Peach Macadamia Cake

INGREDIENTS:

6 LARGE PEACHES

1 CUP SUGAR

A TEASPOON CINNAMON

1/4 TEASPOON NUTMEG

1 BOX YELLOW CAKE MIX, DRY

1 CUP BUTTER, MELTED

3/4 CUP BROWN SUGAR

3/4 CUP MACADAMIA NUTS, CHOPPED

WHIPPED TOPPING/ICE CREAM

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a bowl, slice 6 peaches. Add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, mix and pour into a greased 13×9 pan. Evenly pour dry yellow cake mix over peaches and pour butter over mix. Sprinkle brown sugar and macadamia nuts over top. Bake at 350 Degrees for 30-35 minutes. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired!

Zucchini Bruschetta Bites

INGREDIENTS:

1 MEDIUM-LARGE ZUCCHINI SLICED 1/2 in THICK

2 LARGE EGGS- BEATEN

1 CUP CORNFLAKE CRUMBS

1 CUP PANKO CRUMBS

1/2 TEASPOON ONION POWDER

1/2 TEASPOON GARLIC SALT

KIMMEL ORCHARD BRUSCHETTA

*OPTIONAL PARMESAN CHEESE

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a bowl, mix together cornflakes, panic crumbs, onion powder and garlic salt. Dip sliced zucchini into the eggs then into the curb mixture. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Top each with 1 teaspoon of Kimmel Orchard Bruschetta sauce. Return to oven for 5 minutes. Then, sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired!

Zesty Garden Salad

INGREDIENTS:

1 PKG GARDEN ROTINI

1 MEDIUM CUCUMBER, DICED

1 SMALL ZUCCHINI, DICED

1 SMALL RED OR YELLOW PEPPER, DICED

1 SMALL GREEN PEPPER, DICED

1/2 CUP DICED ONION

1 SMALL CAN OF BLACK OLIVES, CHOPPED

1/2 PINT GRAPE TOMATOES, SLICED

1 CUP CHEDDAR CHEESE, CUBED

1 JAR KIMMEL ORCHARD ZESTY CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a medium pan, boil 4 cups of water to a boil. Pour in Rotini and boil until soft. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pour into a large mixing bowl and add all vegetables, olives and cheese. Pour dressing over top and mix. If desired, add pepperoni. Chill for 2-3 hours until you are ready to eat!

*Use as much dressing as desired!

Kimmel's Apple Donut Sundae

INGREDIENTS:

1 KIMMEL ORCHARD APPLE DONUT

1 SCOOP OF VANILLA ICE CREAM

KIMMEL ORCHARD APPLE PIE A-LA-MODE

INSTRUCTIONS:

Warm an apple donut in the microwave for 10 seconds. Place ice cream in the center of the donut. Drizzle Kimmel Orchard Apple Pie A-La-Mode and other syrups overtop of both as desired, then enjoy this fine dessert!

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