I myself don't really subscribe to the cheese and apples rule, but my Grandma always recites that saying and it makes me laugh!
I just could not get over the size of these apples! Uncle Rog has a bumper crop and their pickin' is in full swing with Jayne at the helm of the pallet sled. It was cool to watch them all in action. These apples are awesome for pie-baking, you can scale down your peelin' and corin' from 5-6 apples to just 3-4 of these monsters. For kid snackin', I liked this idea...
And if you're swimming in red and golden goodness like we are (but don't need to make applesauce because your 91-year-old Grandmother supplies the entire family!), here's another winner recipe:
2 C sugar
2/3 C oil
2 C flour
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
C chopped walnuts
5 green apples, thinly sliced
Beat eggs and oil until foamy, Add rest of ingredients. Bake in a greased 9 x12 pan 45 min. at 350 degrees. Frosting (If you're lucky enough to have Manda's frosting recipe, I substitute that instead--) Beat 2 C powdered sugar. 3 Tsp melted buter, 2 tsp vanilla and 6 oz cream cheese. Frost cake. Eat. Enjoy, Then eat another piece.
This recipe is pretty good too, Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/caramel-apple-cheesecake-bars-with-streusel-topping-recipe/index.html. *If you're appletite is still unsatisfied, you can always try your hand at Apple Brandy, recipe below.
This piece of fruit is amazing, crazy to think that China produces more apples than we do!
- China is the largest grower, followed by the U.S.
- Washington State accounts for 60% of the U.S. commercial apple market
- Often made into apple pie, applesauce, apple juice and vinegar.
- High in fiber
- Fermented apple juice becomes Hard Cider
- Fermented and distilled apple juice produces Applejack or Apple Brandy
- Pippin is the name used instead of apple for several tart varieties.
- United States (Top Grower: Excelsior Farms)
Popular Apple Varieties