Eat An Apple a Day--In Many Ways!comments (0) December 14th, 2009
Fall and winter months, we are fortunate to have an abundance of apples and pears. My father-in-law likes to drive up to Frederick, Maryland, and buy apples at the orchard there and brings us back a bag or basketful. We have local orchards just down the road, too. We store the apples in our cold room in the basement and they keep over the winter months.
I love a crisp apple--never mushy--with both tart and sweetness, tending towards red-skinned varieties. My personal favorites are Nittany, Honey Crisp and Stayman Winesaps, which make a rosy-hued applesauce. I don’t prefer green apples, except maybe in pies with a lot of sweetener added—I guess they are too tart for me.
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I like applesauce on cottage cheese or with yogurt for breakfast accompanied by toast with nut butter. It is a very pleasant and companionable flavor combination. It is good on oatmeal, pancakes and waffles. Applesauce is a great snack food all on its own. It can be used in muffins and cake and on gingerbread and is very good on vanilla, dulce de leche or butter pecan ice cream. Make some today!
Click here for Susan's homemade applesauce recipe.
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