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Apples are Available in Season:
Depending on the variety of apples, they are harvested fresh August
through September and October. They can be found in the grocery
store throughout the year.
How do Apples Grow:
Apple Trees blossom in the spring and the blossom grows into an
apple by autumn time.
What to Look For When Buying Apples:
Pick apples that are firm and well-colored. Avoid shriveled, bruised
or soft apples.
Apple Storage Tips:
Store apples in the refrigerator. They can be stored at room
temperature but will soften faster. Don't store with green
vegetables and salad greens because of ethylene gas that apples give
off can damage the vegetables. Apples can last up to 6 weeks in your
How to Cook Apples:
Wow! There are so many ways to cook apples. Shredded in quick
breads, chopped in apple pies, whole in baked apples, eat as is!
Apple Nutrition Facts:
1 medium apple is one serving. Apples are high in fiber and Vitamin
C. They also contain potassium, antioxidants, iron, calcium and
8 lbs. apples, peeled, cored, diced
1 1/2 Cups apple juice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Add ingredients together in crock pot. Cook on low 10 hours or until
deep brown color. If youd like a smoother texture, run through the
blender. Freeze in containers. You can also mix varieties of apples
for your 8 lbs. Enjoy!
Easy Baked Apples Topped with Granola
Baked Candy Apples
red hot candy pieces
Core apples half way. In a microwave safe dish, place cored apples.
Place red hots and mini marshmallows into the center of each apple.
Cover with plastic wrap. Cook 5-7 minutes. Turn apples and cook
another 6 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes. Drizzle each apple with
caramel sauce if desired. Serve.
See another recipe for stuffed
Sweet Apple Dessert
1 crisp Gala apple
1 tbsp of sweet dried cranberries
1 tbsp of brown sugar
2 tsp of margarine
1/2 C of granola
Cut the apple in half, cut out the core, scoop out the seeds and
place the halves in separate bowls.
Sprinkle the cranberries evenly over both halves of the apple.
Sprinkle each apple with brown sugar.
Place 1 tsp of margarine onto each apple half.
Cover the bowls with plastic wrap leaving a little of the bowl
uncovered so steam can be released.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the apple is just beginning
Sprinkle with the granola before serving.
Makes 2 servings