Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Apple Websites and Info

The Michigan Apple Committee
Recipes and serving ideas. Which apples work best for what.

Pastry Wiz
Loads of recipes of all kinds.

US Apple
Click on consumer and then recipes

Apple Products Research and Education Council
Recipes, nutrition information, and more.

In a nutshell:
Best apples for baking: Rome, Northern Spy, and Gala
Best for eating: Honeycrisp Braeburn, Fuji (Did you know that Fujis don't discolor when you cut into them?)
Eat or Bake: Ida Red, Golden Delicious, Jonathon, and Empire (best for caramel apples!)
Best for applesauce: Golden Delicious (my fav), McIntosh, and Northern Spy
Best for slices: Ida and Empire
Best dehydrating: Jonathon


Barb said...

After years of my Mom making applesauce and making applesauce myself (!) I've decided I like combination flavors -- especially 1/3 golden delicious plus 2/3 jonathon. Yum! I add a teeny bit of sugar and lots of cinnamon. One time I tried it with cinnamon red-hot candies mixed in and a friend of mine told me I should start a business! I didn't care for the super sweetness of it, though, so I haven't done that one too often. I love applesauce!

Maureen Wittmann said...

Oooh, I just have to try the red hots next year. That sounds soooo good.

All of our friends go nuts for our Berry Applesauce. We just throw in loads of berries -- whatever we have -- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. Yumcious!