Sunday, October 09, 2011

Heirloom Apples

It's Apple Month, and I've given you some tips already...with more to come.  But faced with the plethora of apple varieties that you can find at even the most pedestrian of grocery stores, one can be overwhelmed very quickly.

And I'm about to make it worse.

Thanks to Cooking Light, here are four heirloom varieties to look for...they're definitely on MY list.

  • Hidden Rose (pictured above): Cooking Light says this one has a nice floral scent and tastes of cranberry and wine.
  • Ashmead's Kernel (Great name!): Tart and crisp with notes of citrus and Champagne.
  • Winesap (probably the least exotic of this bunch): It has a sweet-tart flavor with hints of wine and spice.  This one is good for juicing and baking.  Apple pie, anyone?
  • Tompkins King: This one is a biggie with a nice balance of sweetness and tartness.
I can't wait to check them out....

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