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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.
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.
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!
My very, very favorite is a Pink Lady apple…………mmmmmmmmm delicious!!!
These are my favorite apples! Just picked some up last week…I am getting as many as I can until they’re gone. It seems that the stores don’t carry them long.
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.
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!
I am loving honeycrisp apples right now!
Cant wait to find the Honeycrisp on our store shelves. I’ve been waiting but I haven’t seen any yet. 🙁
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.
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.
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.
Golden Delicious!! Since I was little.
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.
Honeycrisp! Engineered at the University of Minnesota – my alma mater!
Juicy, crunchy with just the right amount of bite. Yum.
Had some honeycrisp apples this week. YUM!
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!!
I like Honeycrips, but I adore Gravensteins. I’ve never seen them outside the Bay Area, and their season is very short. Now that I don’t live there anymore, I can’t get them. They grow them near Russian River in Sonoma county.
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.