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Apples

An apple a day makes Chowhounds happy. Here's the ultimate guide to the fruit, from apple-picking advice to apple recipes.

Apple Cores: Not Just for the Compost Bin

What’s not to love about an orchard-fresh apple on a crisp autumn day? For many people, it’s the core, which often finds itself on the fast track to the trash. But did you know that you can use apple...
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Went a little crazy at the apple farm stand!

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by AGM_Cape_Cod 5 days ago

I went over the bridge to a farm stand to buy my favorite kinds of apples- Braeburn and Baldwins. While there add some Granny Smiths and Spencers. Then went totally off the rails with a half bushel...

Cooking Apple Varieties, Yuck

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by Querencia 1 month ago

1) It is nearly October and I have not seen a single McIntosh or Rome apple. Why? 2) I am not really in love with Granny Smiths, which I find boring. 3) What I see around me is what I think are ea...

SugarBee Apples

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by jammy 2 months ago

A bag of SugarBee Apples was an impulse buy at the local grocery store. I hadn't seen this variety before and I LOVE apples. This one is going into the shopping basket on a regular basis now. It's ...

Sonoma County Apple Trail, August-October 2021

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

New this year, Sonoma County Farm Trails has set up a web resource, the Apple Trail, devoted to all things apple-related. While the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair has been cancelled this year du...

Help! I'm tired of grinding apples to avoid adding sugar :/

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by Faustable 4 months ago

I found this recipe for Apple Oatmeal Muffins and was inspired. Not only does recipe use all ALL oat flour (therefore more fiber) but I felt confident I could make these muffins w/out an added swee...

First Gravensteins!

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by Melanie Wong 15 years ago

Andy's Produce on Gravenstein Hwy in Sebastopol has a beautiful disply of the first crop of Gravenstein apples today, shown here - http://static.flickr.com/72/200709998_494c42551e_o.jpg The o...

How to Fix Apple Crumble That's Too Jammy? (I added too much flour)

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by cgxy96 4 months ago

I followed this recipe but while making the filling, there was too much liquid from my apples. I added way too much potato starch flour to thicken it and then baked it as instructed. This is in add...

Heritage Apple Search and Apple Trees for Sale

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by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

This website landed in my inbox today, offering heritage apple trees for sale in the fall. Perhaps more interesting is the effort to find and save lost, heirloom varieties. The site can also help i...

The Ms. stews Ballarat apples, or, Rhubarb revisted

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by mordylishus 7 months ago

See the previous discussion of rhubarb and my English wife: https://www.chowhound.com/post/rhubarb-969783 Well, she was at it again. I got about 10kg of an excellent English cooking apple, Balla...

Holiday Festivus Meals 2020 -- Positives and Negatives, Share Your Stories

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by mushroomaffairs 10 months ago

Hope everyone is having or had a nice holiday. My Christmas Eve dinner was successful with only a couple of hiccups. We did have one friend come so we had a party of 4. I centered Christmas Eve ...

Less than ideal apples - what can I do with them?

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by LulusMom 1 year ago

We've gotten a lot of apples from our CSA, and some of them are not much fun to eat. I'm looking for ideas for things to do with them. But nothing that involves canning, etc. I don't think they'd b...

Can You Make Apple Sauce From Peels Without Apple Fruit?

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by westes 1 year ago

I read that most of the pectin in an apple is in the peels, not in the apple fruit. If you cook the peels alone - leaving out the apple fruit - will it become a viscous fluid like an apple sauce?...

Baked Apple Desserts - Home Cooking Dish of the Month (October 2015)

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by meatn3 6 years ago

This was a close vote! Baked Apple Desserts got a last minute surge and reached the finish line narrowing beating Braised Short Ribs! (Pause while I go turn in my tickets on the race at the pay win...

Silvas Orchards | Watsonville

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by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Intrigued by the signs near the road offering peaches, I pulled into Silvas Orchards (2599 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA) . This is actually across the street and a little bit south of Silvas Apple...

Lady Alice Apples

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by Steve 1 year ago

Bought Lady Alice from a mainstream grocery store. Never heard or seen this variety before, which hails from Washington state. I was very surprised by the flavor. Very wine-y and sweet. Qui...

If you wanted really good apples for a pie where would you buy them?

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by Aston01 1 year ago

A lot the apples I buy at the various grocery stores look really good but don't necessarily have a great deal of flavor when you actually attempt to make them the centerpiece of a dessert. They tas...

Cosmic Crisp Apples

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by Got_Wood 2 years ago

These were supposed to roll out 12/1/2019 but I haven't been able to find them in the last two weeks. Does anyone know where they might be available in the metro area (preferably VA)?

Looking for Recipe from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library

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by GeorgiaMom 2 years ago

I'm looking for a recipe from the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library Chicken cookbook, published in 1999. It's a recipe for chicken with leeks, apples cut into rings, Calvados, cream, and thyme. When ...

Snow-Line Orchard & Winery | Oak Glen - San Bernardino County

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Apple season is back in the mile-high orchards of Oak Glen. I confess to being completely unaware of this growing area until a friend clued me in last year. On November 1 on my way to Palm Springs,...