Experience the Delight of Aravada Springs’ Apricots and Peaches
One of the primary highlights of your visit to Aravada Springs is being able to hand-pick your own apricots and peaches along with other ripened fruits from our fruit trees. The orchard’s lush trees are laden with plump, juicy fruits just waiting to be discovered. Strolling through the orchard with your loved ones, picking the ripest fruits straight from the trees, is truly an enjoyable experience.
There are so many ways to enjoy fresh peaches and apricots. Although we at Aravada Springs do not provide meals or desserts like Dutch oven peach cobbler or apricot jams and jellies, we do provide the venue and opportunities to gather together as family and friends to pick fresh fruit from our orchards while in season. It’s not unusual to see groups and gatherings use our commercial kitchen and commons areas for Dutch oven cooking. It’s amazing how such memories of the food aromas stay with us through the years.
June and July are when Aravada Springs comes alive with the vibrant fruit colors and irresistible flavors of its apricots and peaches. This idyllic destination offers not only a bountiful harvest but also the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories with your family and friends.
Nestled between Gold Butte National Monument and Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, Aravada Springs enjoys temperatures that are around 15 to 20 degrees cooler than the neighboring towns of Bunkerville and Mesquite, making it an ideal retreat from the scorching summer heat. As you step into this natural springs oasis, you’ll immediately feel a sense of tranquility, accompanied by the sweet aroma of ripening fruits.
Once you’ve gathered your fill you will want to take some home as a reminder of your delicious day. Ella’s Country Store, located inside the registration office, offers convenient packaging solutions. They provide sturdy cardboard flats and bubble wrap to ensure your harvest remains intact during transportation. This way, you can savor the flavors of Aravada Springs even after you’ve returned home.
There’s a certain measure of joy in cooking Dutch oven peach cobbler, especially when serving a gathering of family and friends. It brings them together in a heartwarming way. This simple dessert creates lasting memories and traditions. Its rustic charm adds to any occasion, whether you’re indoors or outdoors. Sharing a slice of cobbler brings people together and makes them feel good. It’s a delicious treat that warms the heart and strengthens bonds with family and friends.
Here’s a popular recipe you will enjoy.
- 6 cups sliced peaches (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- Vanilla ice cream (for serving, optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). If using a Dutch oven, preheat it by placing it over the coals or on a stovetop burner set to low heat.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
- Pour in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir until the batter is smooth.
- If desired, sprinkle ground cinnamon over the sliced peaches and toss them gently to coat.
- Grease the inside of your Dutch oven with butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Pour the batter into the greased Dutch oven, spreading it evenly.
- Arrange the sliced peaches on top of the batter, distributing them evenly.
- Place the Dutch oven in the preheated oven or over a few hot coals, and cover it with the lid.
- Bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until the cobbler is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
- Remove the Dutch oven from the oven or heat source, and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the peach cobbler warm, either on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy your delicious Dutch oven peach cobbler!
Aravada Springs offers an unforgettable opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while engaging in the joy of harvesting fresh apricots and peaches. So, gather your loved ones, embrace the beauty of Aravada Springs, and embark on a journey of taste, togetherness, and treasured moments.
Book a stay today for a getaway vacation at Aravada Springs. We look forward to seeing you!