Tag: apples

Summer Fest: Marrying the Apple With New Flavors

by in In Season, September 12, 2012

When you think of apples, two classic combinations come to mind: apples and cinnamon and apples with peanut butter. Who doesn’t love a hot, gooey apple cinnamon cobbler? Or some crisp, fresh apples dipped in creamy peanut butter? These popular pairings are certainly delicious, but the repertoire of our tart and fruity friend certainly does not end there.

This week, we are highlighting some ingredients you might not have thought to pair with apples, but that nonetheless make for a perfect—not to mention tasty—marriage. I now pronounce you apple and wife. You may cook the bride.

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Apple Recipes for Every Variety

by in In Season, October 29, 2011
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Sunny Anderson bakes apples and oats for a seasonal dessert.

Now apple season is in full swing, there’s even more reason to get your “apple a day”—and then some. According to the US Apple Association, US orchards produce nearly 100 varieties of apples, but 15 varieties make up about 90 percent of production. Those 15 include Braeburn, Crispin, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Idared, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Delicious, and Rome apples. For more details on their respective taste and textures, check out the US apple association’s chart

In October, Braeburn, Crispin, Idared, and Jonagold apples are just starting their harvest season. While most apple varieties stay in season for many months, harvest for the Ginger gold ends in Novermber, so grab them while you can!

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The Veggie Table: Apple Walnut Wheat Berry Salad

by in Uncategorized, October 7, 2011
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The ultimate fall salad.

I’m an apple-a-day kind of girl: I just can’t get enough of that sweet, crunchy, sometimes tart snack that comes in a myriad of different varieties. Apples are portable, satisfying, pair wonderfully with peanut butter, and travel well (I always have one in my carry-on). But sometimes I’m looking for another way to enjoy my apples, which brought me to create this sweet, savory, chewy and crunchy wheat berry salad.

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Fall Fest: 31 Days of Apple Recipes

by in Uncategorized, September 29, 2010
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Farmers' Market Apples

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.


What would fall be without apples?! We love them in pies, salads, soups, muffins and, of course, raw.  We were inspired by Food Network Magazine’s Apple-a-Day calendar, so we came up with 31 healthy ways to use apples — one for each day in October.

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Weekly Bits: Apple & Peanut Butter Picks

by in Uncategorized, September 26, 2009

We were all about apples this week, and you were right there with us. Check out our favorite reader-submitted ideas for that favorite fall fruit. Plus, someone had a great peanut butter mixing tip.

Read on to see if your comment made our best-of list.

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Spotlight Recipe: Waldorf Salad

by in Healthy Recipes, September 26, 2009

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This Food Network Kitchens’ version is true to the classic: crisp apples, crunchy celery, raisins and walnuts. All of that is held together with a honey, mayo and yogurt blend (the last two are low fat to slim down this heavy hitter). For some variety, mix up the apples — maybe Gala and Granny Smith for a tart twist. Or make this a holiday dish by trading the raisins for dried cranberries.

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Safety Tip: Buying Apple Cider

by in Food Safety, September 25, 2009

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Every fall, my mom brings out her special tray of warm apple cider flavored with a cinnamon stick. Although delicious, not all apple cider is the safest. Find out what you should be looking for when purchasing your next container.

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Apple Pie, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, September 22, 2009

Apple-Cranberry Galette
With apple season here and the holidays fast approaching, it’s hard not to crave homemade apple pie, but all the fat and calories can help pack on the pounds over winter. How about some lighter options?

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In Season: Apples

by in In Season, September 21, 2009

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A few years ago I started a new family tradition: apple picking. My son loves climbing the apple trees and my daughters giggle as they munch the freshly picked ones. Get ideas for adding more apples to your fall menu, and learn just how good an apple a day can really be.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: My Ode to Apples

by in Healthy Recipes, September 20, 2009

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We’re kicking off Apple Week here at Healthy Eats, and I thought what better way than to share some fun facts and a few recipes (both savory and sweet) that star this simple fruit. Make it a day of apples.

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