Fresh Local Apples Are Here
Honeycrisp | McIntosh | Golden Supreme | Cortland
It’s not my imagination, those crates of apples at the Goffle Brook Farm’s farmers markets are looking might tasty. There’s Honeycrisps, McIntosh, Golden Supreme and Cortlands to choose from. Nothing says nutrition better than freshly picked apples. Apples are a simple, delicious and nutritious choice for a snack or dessert. One apple has about five grams of fiber, which supplies about 20 percent of the daily fiber recommendation that most health experts recommend. The high fiber ensures the fruit’s natural sugars are slowly released into the blood stream. Apples also are a natural source of health-promoting phytonutrients.Make sure you eat the skin to reap the benefit of fiber!
available at Goffle Brook Farms
This is our desert-island apple. Its crisp texture is guaranteed to hold firm, whether they show up in apple dumplings or an elegant tarte tatin. We wouldn’t blame you if you just ate them straight-up.
Pies, Applesauce, Fruit Salad – Crisp and aromatic like a sweet tart
Nothing evokes fall better than the aromatic fragrance of McIntosh apples. The McIntosh style is typified by attractive dark red or (more often) crimson colors, and a crunchy bite, often with bright white flesh.
Applesauce Juicy, sweet, pinkish-white flesh, red skin
Picture a fresh fruit cup featuring beautiful, snow-white apples. A hint of tartness, juicy and tender with snow-white flesh. Cortlands also make excellent cider and juice apples.
Pies, Applesauce, Fruit Salad Tart, crisp, larger than ‘McIntosh’
As one of the more mellow and sweet varieties, Goldens are great for eating out of hand, baking and salads. The pale yellow flesh resists browning, making it a good choice for salads and other dishes.
Pies – salads – applesauce
Honeycrisp Apple Pie
8 medium honey crisp apples washed,peeled cored, & sliced thinly
2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 refrigerated pie crust – room temperature or use homemade (home made pie crust recipe)
3 Tbsp evaporated milk
1 1/2 Tbsp white decorator sugar crystals or use regular sugar
1 – Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash peel core and slice apples into thin slices.
2 – Add apples to a large bowl. Then combine sugar and spices with flour in a separate bowl and stir to blend together.
3 – Pour sugar mixture over apples, and stir to blend in then sprinkle with the lemon juice and stir till thoroughly mixed together.
4 – Unroll pie crust and position into a 9 inch glass pie plate. Press down to conform to pie dish.
5 – Fill pie crust with sliced apple mixture. Then top with second crust. Tuck the edge of top crust to the bottom edge of the base crust then crump together.
6 – Now brush top of crust with evaporated milk or an egg wash. Make 5 or 6 slits in top of crust so steam can escape during cooking. Then sprinkle top with decorators sugar.
7 – Place pie plate on a shallow baking sheet to catch any potential drips during baking. Then place in preheated 425 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, you may want to cover the edge of pie with aluminum foil to prevent over browning of the edges. Then continue baking for an additional 30 minutes, or until top crust is golden brown.
8 – Remove pie from oven and allow pie to cool for at least a few hours before cutting. Serve plain as is or with your favorite ice cream