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The Best Apple Pie – EVER!

Queensland’s Granite Belt in the southern border highland country is home to not only Queensland’s largest wine district, it’s also a fertile region for fruit and vegetables. Stanthorpe is rightly famous for its apple orchards but before you reach town take a turn off the main road along the gravel drive of Suttons and up to a big tin shed with a green door that doesn’t give away too much away of what you’ll find inside.

Crates of bottled apple juice and shelves of cider and preserves line the corrugated iron walls. A handful of tables take up one corner of the shed with a counter and a display case that has the most temping apple pies you’re ever likely to find. The golden domes of baked shortcrust are filled to the brim with big juicy chunks of apple. If you love an old fashioned apple pie like grandma used to make, dusted in icing sugar and served up with ice cream and whipped cream then this hidden treasure is well worth a stop before you start sampling the range of exceptional alternative wines that the Granite Belt has become famous for on its Strange Bird Wine Trail.

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Images: Suttons Juice Factory and the Famous Apple Pies ready to be eaten

Suttons is located next to the New England Highway just North of Stanthorpe at Thulimbah and is open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

If you’re planning a short break in Queensland’s Granite Belt then check out Visit Queensland’s accommodation options at https://www.visitqueensland.com.au/southern-queensland-country-accommodation

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