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Popular Apple Varieties and Tasty Fall Recipes

By Susan Patterson (spattersonSeptember 18, 2013

There is nothing like the crunch or the taste of a fall apple. If you are lucky enough to have some trees in your landscape, be sure to take full advantage of them this season. If not, head to your local farmerís market where you will discover an abundance of apples.

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There are plenty of varieties to suit every taste. 

Popular Apple Varieties

'Pink Lady' - This apple has red skin with some pale green on it. The flesh is sweet, crisp, and juicy and is usually a white to pale yellow color.
'Fuji' - The Fuji apple has a pink splashed looking skin over a pale yellow background. The flesh of the apple is pale white and is very crisp and sweet.
'Granny Smith' - The granny smith apple may be one of the best know apples around. This bright green and large apple has a white to pale green flesh. The apple is firm which makes the fruit crisp to bite into. The flavor is slightly more sharp than other apple types.
'Golden Delicious' - This apple is sweet and juicy and usually slightly smaller in size. The skin is yellow or golden and the flesh is a cream color. This is one of the most popular apples for baking.
'Red Delicious' - Although slightly similar to 'Golden Delicious', this variety is completely its own type. These bright red apples have softer white flesh that is very juicy and sweet. Usually, these apples are on the smaller side.

Tasty Apple Recipes

Try some of these delicious recipes that are sure to please the whole family.

Apple Chips
• 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
• 1 sweet, crisp organic apple
• 2 teaspoons of organic powdered sugar

1. Heat your oven to 200 degrees. Put some wax paper on a baking sheet.
2. Fill a medium size bowl with ice water and add in the lemon juice.
3. Slice the apple into slices as thin as possible. Place the slices in the ice water and soak for 5 minutes.
4. Place the apples on the baking sheet and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Bake for 90 minutes or until crisp.

Apple Beet Soup
• 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
• 6 cups of organic peeled beets, chopped
• 1 cup of organic chopped onions
• 3 cups of organic apples, chopped
• 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 1/2 a teaspoon of pepper
• 5 cups of organic apple cider
• 1/2 a cup of organic sour cream
• 1 teaspoon dried mustard

1. Put oil in a saucepan and cook beets and onions until soft.
2. Add the apples to the mix and cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Add the seasoning, 4 cups of water, and 4 cups of the cider to the mix. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 40 minutes.
4. Puree the mix in a blender, add in the remaining cider to smooth it out. Chill soup.
5. Mix mustard and sour cream. Serve the chilled soup with a dab of the sour cream mix.

Cranberry Stuffed Apples
• vegetable oil
• 6 organic apples
• 1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice
• 1/2 a cup of dried organic cranberries
• 1/2 a cup of granola
• 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
• 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
• 1/2 a teaspoon of nutmeg
• 2 tablespoons of organic butter

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking dish with vegetable oil.
2. Wash, dry, and core the apples, leaving the bottoms on them.
3. Mix the cranberries, sugar, and spices together. Spoon the mixture inside each of the apples, stuffing tightly.
4. Top the apples with a small piece of butter and place in the baking dish.
5. Bake for 55 minutes then serve warm.

Black Apple Tea
• 1 organic sweet apple
• 2 teaspoons of organic lemon juice
• 2 teaspoons of organic powdered sugar
• 1/2 a cup of organic loose black tea
• 15 whole organic cloves

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with wax paper.
2. Slice the apples and soak them in a bowl with ice water and lemon juice for 5 minutes.
3. Sprinkle the apples with the powdered sugar and bake for 90 minutes,
4. Combine the apples chips, tea, and cloves in an airtight container.

  About Susan Patterson  
Susan PattersonSusan is a contributing writer for Dave's Garden. She is a Master Gardener and a sustainable living researcher who is always on the lookout for ways to simplify and make environmentally conscious decisions. With a background in nutrition and extensive knowledge of whole foods and wellness, Susan incorporates sustainable living practices that will improve the health of her family while reducing their carbon footprint

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