Spread holiday cheer wit this seasonal cocktail. Ginger, nutmeg and brown sugar lend familiar flavors, while sherry adds a nutty note and apple brandy boosts the intensity. Recipe and photo reprinted here with permission of U.S. Apple Association, www.usapple.org.
Apple butter is a sweet-savory alternative to a jelly or jam. Layer it on top of your bagel’s cream cheese shmear, or go Pennsylvania Dutch and spoon it on top of cottage cheese. You can find a food mill at a kitchen supply store. This recipe appears here with permission of U.S. Apple Association, www.usapple.org.
A crostada has all the flavor of a fancy apple pie, without the fuss. This version calls for store-bought pie crust for speedy assembly. If you want to make your own crust, look in the Pepin Heights Collection for our Honeycrisp Galette. This recipe appears here with permission from U.S. Apple Association, www.usapple.org.
This dish pairs apples and applesauce with savory cheeses for a deliciously complex appetizer. Used here with permission from U.S. Apple Association, and chef/author Mark Rosenstein.
Spinach salad is the perfect meal for those early fall days, before there is too much of a chill in the air. The addition of apples and maple syrup makes this a quintessential fall green salad. The apple cider vinegar and maple syrup make for a spicy-sweet combination. Reprinted here with permission of Lunds & Byerlys.
This crisp calls for a combination of sweet and tart apple varieties, with the added zing of cranberries. An easy holiday dessert, or suitable for every day. This crisp can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated. To make this with Minnesota-grown varieties, substitute Red Fireside or Sweet Sixteen for Braeburn, and Haralson for Granny Smith. Reprinted here with permission of Lunds & Byerlys.
This is our version of an upside-down apple cake. The brown sugar-cinnamon mixture spread across the bottom of the pan caramelizes a bit, making for a delightful topping when the cake is turned out of its pan. If you are using a dark baking pan, reduce your oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
This variation on a traditional baked apple in effect steams in the apple cider. Dark brown sugar rather than light brown sugar adds a more complex hint of molasses flavor. The jelly supplies the candied effect.
Sprinkle this topping evenly over the Raw Apple Cake batter.