Honeycrisp Apples

Fall is apple time. Prime time for fresh apple pie, apple cobbler, apple dumplings, apple sauce, or maybe just the simpleness of a crisp apple cut up and eaten alone. So last week when I was dashing through the grocery store and saw my favorite apple, the honeycrisp, on the end cap, I quickly snagged a bunch. They go quickly around here.

Honeycrisp Apples

Honeycrisps are a popular snack apple. Crisp and sweet, they certainly live up to their name. I just read that in 2006 the Andersen Elementary school in Bayport, Minnesota petitioned the state legislature there to claim the honeycrisp as their state fruit.

Smart kids.

Honeycrisp Apples

So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these beauties next time you’re at the grocery store, and let me know what you think. I’d be surprised if they wouldn’t become one of your favorites too.

Tell me, what’s your favorite apple variety? Or favorite apple recipe?

Have an apple of a day!

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    I love honey crisps too. But since that is a relatively new variety I’m still partial to the fuji and gala, any one of those are typically in my home. As for favorite apple recipe, it’s a tie between homemade applesauce (chunky with no added sugar or sweetener) and old fashioned apple pie. I have even perfected the flaky crust with gluten free flour! I love to cook and I love fall because it is apple season!

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    GreigeGirl says

    When we moved to Washington state we found Honeycrisps. I’ve always loved apples, but these are like nothing I’ve ever tasted! They are so delicious fresh or baked. My guy LOVES apple pies, so we always buy plenty extra to make him one (or two!)

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    We are gala eaters but sometimes I buy granny smith just for me. They usually don’t make it more than a couple of days before the kids steal them. I did see honeycrisp at the store yesterday and they were enormous!

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    Jennifer K says

    We love Honeycrisp and Fuji. My mom’s apple cake with Caramel frosting is one of my favorite apple dishes.

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    I love fuji, gala, golden delicious, and honeycrisp. We don’t often buy honeycrisp though because they never seem to be on sale. I like anything that is crisp and sweet.

    My favorite apple recipe is probably apple crisp. Just made one last weekend for my in-laws and it was delicious!

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    Rose in Ohio (@RoseMillsOhio) says

    Gala for eating out of hand, Granny Smith for stewed apples. I’m certainly interested in trying Honeycrisp, but usually go for the less expensive varieties (keeping a sharp eye for Honeycrisp sale)!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl says

    Funny, this is the exact sort of apple that I bought at the market yesterday. I usually buy Granny Smiths- I like the tartness. These just happened to be staring at me all pretty and rosy, so they made their way into my basket instead. Then I took a peek at the price– they were the most expensive of the apples! I love to dunk them in PB.

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    Love all kinds of apples, but these are definitely favorites. Just pure deliciousness!

    Love these photographs.

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    Laura Armstrong says

    My very, very favorite is a Pink Lady apple…………mmmmmmmmm delicious!!!

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    Robyn Q says

    Oh Honeycrisp…a long time friend of mine! I discovered these at a local orchard here in Idaho about 10 years ago. I am so so happy to have them available in select stores now, too.

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    SMITH BITES says

    Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji – love them all BUT they MUST be crisp – do not like mushy apples!! Favorite recipe would have to be apple pie, apple tart, apple hand pie – anything with gooey fillings and a crust! Beautiful pictures Amy!

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    Cant wait to find the Honeycrisp on our store shelves. I’ve been waiting but I haven’t seen any yet. :(

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    Heather @ Multiply Delicious says

    What beautiful photo’s Amy! The last photo makes me want to reach and grab a slice.
    Hmmm…I think we are a Fuji apple house, but we do like a Granny Smith every now and then. Our only requirement is they are crisp and cold. No mushy apples.

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    nikki says

    I made Bakerellas Easy Apple Cake yesterday and it was a total hit with 10 people who came to Sunday dinner. I left out the dates and walnuts and put in a half cup of rum soaked dried cranberries instead. WOW was it moist and delish. I have a huge bowl full of honeycrisp but didn’t want to waste any on a cake recipe so I used a few gala. I tore out an old recipe for apple cake from my recipe binder and replaced it with Bakerellas, it’s that good.

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    Debbie says

    I love Granny Smith’s, Rome or Empire apples. I like tart or tart/sweet apples. I’m not a fan of the sweet ones.

    This is a recipe I got years ago from a magazine. It was from a selection of Kraft Foods recipes. My daughter loves it. It is good.

    Harvest Time Apple Squares

    2 cups flour
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 cup Parkay spread (or use 1 stick butter)
    1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
    1 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened
    2 Tbsp milk
    1 egg beaten
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    3 1/2 cups chopped apples

    Combine flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar and cinnamon, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Reserve 2 cups crumb mixture and press the remaining mixture onto bottom of 13 x 9 baking pan. Combine cream cheese and milk, mixing until well blended. Add remaining white sugar, egg and vanilla and mix well. Pour over crust, top with apples and remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool, chill and cut into squares.

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    Ali @ Three Baking Sheets says

    Out of the 30-40 Honeycrisp apples I’ve bought over the past few years, I don’t think I’ve had one bad apple (ha!) They are consistently crunchy, juicy and awesome.

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    Honeycrisp! Engineered at the University of Minnesota – my alma mater!
    Juicy, crunchy with just the right amount of bite. Yum.

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    sheri says

    Well – my son who is involved with FFA just told me that his advisor told him how good the Honeycrisp apples are and that was the first I heard about them until seeing the post on your blog. I just made a trip to the apple capital of Georgia yesterday – Ellijay – and picked up some Fugi and Arkansas Black apples. I was hoping that the Pink Lady apples would be in because they are great!! I will have to wait a few more weeks for them. Fresh apple cider and handmade fried apple pies – I love apple season!!

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    I so agree–they are great apples! I did a comparative bake-off to see which apples were best for baking whole–and honeycrisps were a fave. And just a couple days ago I posted my super-easy, 2-ingredient microwave-baked apple recipe featuring honecrisp. Sooo good and on the table in less than 20 minutes.

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