Milburn Orchards is the perfect place to have some festive fun this fall season. Conveniently located 10 minutes away from University of Delaware’s campus, Milburn Orchards grows peaches, cherries, apples, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, nectarines, plums, pumpkins and gourds. There's even an adorable farmers market on site.

What to do at Milburn Orchards

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Anastasia McGregor
Every weekend in October is a Fall Festival Weekend, which allows you to pick apples, pet farm animals, go on a hayride and enjoy fresh and delicious desserts. From country pies, caramel apples, local honey and homemade jellies to funnel cakes, you will find something sweet to satisfy everyone. You cannot leave without picking up Hershey’s hand-dipped ice cream and warm apple cider doughnuts, which are incomparable to any doughnut you have ever eaten.  Adventuring to Milburn Orchards is a great way to spend time with family and friends while frolicking through the pumpkin patches and apple orchards. If you come home with your freshly picked apples and blackberries and don't know what to do with them, here is an easy and delicious recipe to inspire the fall festive chef in you. 
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Colleen Kilburn

Apple Blackberry Crisp

  • Prep Time:25 mins
  • Cook Time:50 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 15 mins
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 6 apples peeled and diced
  • 2 ½ cups blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces plus more for coating the bottom the dish
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Colleen Kilburn
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss diced apples and blackberries together with granulated sugar. In a small dish, dissolve the cornstarch in the lemon juice and add it to the fruit mixture. Lightly coat an 8-by-8 baking dish with butter and transfer mixture into baking dish and set aside.

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    Colleen Kilburn
  • Step 2

    To make the topping, mix the oats, brown sugar, flour and butter in another bowl. Use your fingertips to blend in the butter pieces until small clumps form and the butter is well incorporated, which should take about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the apples and blackberries. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the topping appears cripsy and the apples are tender.

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    Colleen Kilburn
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Anastasia McGregor

With so many things to do, it's understandable why Trip Advisor voted Milburn Orchards the Number 1 Attraction in the area.  If you check out their website, you can find more fun recipes to make with the delectable produce you bring home.