Fall means it’s officially apple season! Take advantage of the not-so-cold weather to visit a local apple orchard and stock up on this delicious fruit. Try picking a variety of types so that you have a nice mix of color, tartness, and sweetness.
Did you know there are over 100 apple varieties grown in the U.S.? Here are some of the most popular varieties and their characteristics to help you know which to pick!
|Empire||Sweet and tart; combination color; good for eating, salads, sauces, and baking|
|Fuji||Very sweet and juicy; red/yellow color; good for eating, salads, and sauces|
|Gala||Mildly sweet and juicy; yellow-red color; good for eating and in salads|
|Golden Delicious||Mildly sweet and juicy; pale yellow color; good for eating, salads, sauces, and baking|
|Granny Smith||Very tart; light green color; good for eating and in sauces and pies|
|Honeycrisp||“Honey sweet” and a little tart; light red/yellow color; great for eating, salads, sauces, and baking|
|McIntosh||Sweet and tart; red/multicolor; good for eating, sauces, salads, and pies|
|Red Delicious||Mildly sweet; dark red color; good for eating and in salads
Apples carry a rich flavor that is very versatile. Pair them with cinnamon and bake into a dessert or use them to enrich the flavor profile of a savory dish – however you use them is sure to be delicious!
To get you started on some ideas, here are four yummy recipes proving that apples with Martin’s Potato Bread is one delicious combination!
This delicious dessert is a mix between a cobbler and an apple crisp, with alternating layers of sweetened breadcrumbs and apple filling. The apples pair perfectly with the other flavors like lemon, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream on the side for a great nighttime treat!
This sweet-and-savory recipe combines some great fruit flavors with tangy gruyere, melted to perfection using a panini maker or grill pan. Use Whole Wheat Potato Bread for added nutrition, or try it with our Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Potato Bread!
This fun recipe uses muffin cups to form mini fruit-filled bread pockets, flavored with cinnamon and sugar and topped with apricot preserves!
This is the perfect fall dessert to serve at your next party! Try using a variety of apples to get a nice mixture of sweet and tart flavors.
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