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A fruit grown throughout the world in temperate climates for at least 3,000 years, there are now thousands of varieties from yellow to green to red, tender to crisp, sweet to tart and simple to complex. The apple tree and pear tree are related to each other--They are both part of the rose family. "Baking" apples are varieties that hold up well when cooked and don't turn mushy. Good baking apples are:
Rome Beauty (Queen of the bakers because cooking accentuates its flavor)
Golden Delicioius (holds it's shape well, unlike Red Delicious which should not be used for baking)
Granny Smith (tart and tangy)
Cortland (good sweet tart balance)
Pippin (good sweet tart balance)
Winesap (tangy, winelike)

plural: apples


Season: September - November

How to select: Available year round from storage, but high season is at harvest (September to November). Select firm, smooth skinned apples, free from bruises. For cooking or baking use: baldwin, cortland, northern spy, rome beauty, winesap, and york imperial.

How to store: In a cool dark place or in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for months, though they may get a bit mealy.

Matches well with: almonds, bacon, blackberries, blue cheese, brandy, brown sugar, butter, Calvados, caramel, celery, cheese, cider, cinnamon, cloves, Cognac, coriander, cranberries, cream, currants, custard, dates, ginger, hazelnuts, honey, horseradish, lemon, maple syrup, nutmeg, nuts, oatmeal, oranges, pears, pepper, pine nuts, pistachios, pralines, raisins, rosemary, rum, sauerkraut, sausages, sour cream, sugar, vanilla, walnuts, yogurt

Substitutions: 1 cup chopped apples = 1 cup chopped firm pears + 1 tbsp lemon juice; 1 cup chopped apples = 1 cup dried apples, reconstitued; 6 tart apples = 2 (20 oz) cans sliced pie apples, drained

More Apple Recipes
Popular Apple Recipes
Yummy Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie
Dutch Apple Pie
Edna's Apple Crumble (Aka. Apple Crisp)

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 medium (3" dia)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 94
Calories from Fat 2 (2%)
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 194mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25.1g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 17%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 0.5g 0%

How is this calculated?