This weekend marks the annual Julian Apple Days Festival. It's my favorite time of year to pick a variety of apples straight from the orchard like Jonagold and Red Delicious.
The 2-day festival brings fun for the whole family from pony rides to Cider & Beer tastings and a Pie eating contest, of course.
Speaking of pie, this year I bring you a – dare I say – better alternative to Julian's famed Moms Pie House, sans the hour-long wait in line.
Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm, Apple Alley Bakery serves everything from Strudels to Gluten Free Sandwiches and 7+ types of Apple Pie. After having just one bite of their Caramel Apple Pecan, old-fashioned Apple Pie will just seem like plain old Jane.
- the best of both worlds, warm Apple Pie stacked high with sticky sweet Caramel Pecan topping and flaky crust, Caramel Apple Pecan Pie
2122 Main St., Julian, CA 92036. 760-765-2532