An Appetite for Apples

Apples create serious temptation when baked into desserts, roasted with fall vegetables and sautéed with aromatic spices. Take a bite with these favorite apple recipes.

Certain foods (like certain people) have unique and interesting reputations. Apples are a good example. Well-noted for “keeping the doctor away” and forever famed for causing temptation in the Garden of Eden, apples are rich in folklore and tradition. Remember Johnny Appleseed, the kind, yet eccentric humanitarian who wandered the frontier early in the 19th century planting thousands of miles of apple orchards? Many are well-documented and still exist today!Apples are harvested in autumn, in perfect time for cool-weather cooking and baking. Truth be told, apples create serious temptation when baked into crisps, stirred into pancake and muffin batter, roasted with fall vegetables, baked into casseroles, pureed into soups, or sautéed with aromatic spices. Far more than myth and lore, the ancient appeal of the tempting apple is downright reality!Apples range in color, flavor and texture. Most can be eaten fresh and raw, but not all are good when it comes to cooking. These common varieties tend to hold up well in the kitchen: Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Fuji.Here are some common and not-so-common ways to honor the apple:

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