Authors: Food Network
It’s only mid-September but I’ve been enjoying apples for months –thanks to these early varieties.
- Delightfully crisp Gala are super crunchy and sweet with rosy skin. They’re good for applesauce or snacking.
- Streaked pale green and red Honeycrisp are slightly tart and fabulous for baking or applesauce.
- Red and shiny with a touch of green, MacCoun have the best of everything – sweet, tart, crunch. Fabulous for vegetable, chicken or tuna salads
- Petite, Early McIntosh have the aroma of an orchard and are perfect for little hands (my kids gobble them up). They make a sweet and delicious pie, too.
Top 5 Things to Do with Early Apples
1.) Make Waldorf Salad.
2.) Add fresh strawberries to homemade applesauce.
3.) Slice and drizzle with local honey and granola.
4.) Make figure-friendly apple desserts.
5.) Dice apples over oatmeal and mix in some cinnamon and walnuts on a chilly September morning.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »