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Apple breakfast recipes for Christmas morning


It’s the most important meal of the day on one of the most exciting days of the year! With all the present-opening ahead, make sure to kick off Christmas with a gorgeous breakfast spread. Apples are plentiful this time of year and offer the versatility you need to make a range of exceptional Christmas morning treats. Here are a few of our favorite apple breakfast recipes to delight your family and friends around the table on Christmas day. Eggnog French toast casserole Start Christmas with this holiday-ready breakfast bake! Eggnog, apples and cranberries are delightful together. Source: Chelan Fresh Easy applesauce [...]

Apple breakfast recipes for Christmas morning2018-12-11T19:56:39+00:00

Eggnog French Toast Casserole


Kick off Christmas with our eggnog French toast casserole. This family-friendly dish is infused with eggnog, warm spices, apples and fresh cranberries. It also smells divine and will spread holiday cheer throughout your kitchen! To simplify cooking on Christmas morning we suggest you cube the bread the night before to let it dry out in a cool oven. Don’t worry if you forget, the bread can be lightly toasted on the day instead (see instructions in notes below recipe). You can also prepare the apples a day ahead but make sure you use our anti-browning kitchen hack  to keep them oxidizing. [...]

Eggnog French Toast Casserole2018-12-11T19:56:51+00:00

In Season: What to make with SugarBee® apples


The SugarBee® apple is a new variety that owes half its parentage to the fan-favorite Honeycrisp apple. Harvesting starts at the start of October, so SugarBee® apples are available in time for the holiday season. This premium-grade apple variety is bright with a crimson skin that ranges from 30%-100% red. The firm skin and creamy white fresh offer a nice snap with each bite. Its juicy sweetness is balanced by just the right amount of acidity. This crisp and juicy apple makes an excellent raw snack but is also very versatile in the kitchen. The SugarBee® holds its shape well when cooked, making it a great variety for baking and roasting. All in [...]

In Season: What to make with SugarBee® apples2018-11-16T22:31:38+00:00

Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose Apple Galette


The new Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose apples create a stunning color contrast in our deceptively simple apple galette. Crumbled gingersnap cookies are added to the filling for extra warmth and depth of flavor, but they also serve to soak up the cooking juices and maintain a nice crisp crust. The two Lucy™ apple varieties are tart, sweet and juicy – just perfect for baking! The Lucy™ Glo variety shows off its gorgeous red color and adds visual interest to baked goods. YIELD: 10-12 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Galette dough* 2 cups all-purpose flour  1 tablespoon sugar  1/2 teaspoon [...]

Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose Apple Galette2018-11-16T20:28:39+00:00

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and SugarBee® Apple Side Dish


No holiday table would be complete without a selection of mouth-watering side dishes to complement the main event, be it turkey or ham. But that doesn’t mean holiday side dishes play second fiddle! Each one is a chance to display creativity and make use of the season’s best produce. Cooking up delectable veggie-packed accompaniments is also the opportunity to offer vegetarian guests more options come mealtime.  SugarBee® apples take center-stage in this twist on classic roasted Brussel sprouts. Use fresh chestnuts if you can get find them, otherwise walnuts are a wonderful substitute. Check the notes section for instructions on how to roast fresh [...]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and SugarBee® Apple Side Dish2018-11-20T16:36:13+00:00

An apple a day: What makes apples so healthy?


You’ve probably heard the proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This saying was first recorded in Wales during the 1860’s with the original wording “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Clearly apples have been recognized as a health food for a very long time, and for good reason.  Apples are one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits on the planet. They are very rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber, which elevates the humble apple to the rank of bonafide superfood. Studies suggest that apples may help reduce the risk of developing medical [...]

An apple a day: What makes apples so healthy?2018-11-09T21:12:34+00:00

Apple Donut Muffins


Savor warm fall spices in these apple donut muffins topped with crisp cinnamon sugar. Soft chunks of apple pepper these original muffins that are reminiscent of old-fashioned sugar-dusted donuts. The apple donut muffins are made healthier and extra-moist by swapping eggs for applesauce. This also makes them easy to adapt to egg-free and vegan diets, for which we have provided notes in the recipe below.  YIELD: 12 muffins   Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS   For muffins  1 cup all-purpose flour  3/4 cup whole wheat flour  3/4 cup sugar  2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg  1/4 [...]

Apple Donut Muffins2018-10-11T02:12:13+00:00

Rockit™ Apple Halloween Monsters


Get spooky with our pint-sized dipped Rockit™ apple Halloween monsters. This kid-friendly activity is a chance to get creative by making edible goblins, witches, skulls, mummies, and more!  Rockit™ apples are perfect for these dipped Halloween treats as they are child-sized and in season.  YIELD: 12 dipped apple monsters  Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines  INGREDIENTS   12 Rockit™ apples  12 oz. white melting chocolate  12 oz. assorted colored melting chocolate (we used orange and green)  8 oz. dark chocolate chips   12 candy sticks or popsicle sticks  Plastic ziplock bags or piping bags, one for each kind of chocolate (do not mix colors)  Assorted decorations of choice: colored sugar [...]

Rockit™ Apple Halloween Monsters2018-10-11T02:12:21+00:00

Easy Applesauce


With fresh apples coming off the trees this month, it’s time to stock the pantry with Fall staples! This easy applesauce recipe can be used in many ways: tucked into a lunchbox, stirred into some morning oats, or baked into muffins to make them extra-moist and nutritious. You won’t run out of ways to savor this classic apple treat. We like using a mix of apple varieties as it makes for a more complex sauce, but feel free to use what you have on hand. Depending on the type of apple used you may need more or less sugar to reach [...]

Easy Applesauce2018-10-11T02:12:52+00:00

Fall spice recipes with apples and pears


Autumn conjures up images of stunning foliage, warm cardigans, gorgeous seasonal produce and Fall spices. Heartwarming spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, not to mention the ubiquitous pumpkin spice blend, pair beautifully with this season’s abundant apple and pear varieties. Fall spice recipes are popular with adults and kids alike. Here are some of our favorite cozy Autumnal recipes featuring apples, pears and Fall spices. Pear Fall spice recipes  Butternut squash and pear soup with spiced chickpeas  Put on your coziest sweater and warm your heart with this original spiced butternut squash and pear soup featuring baked Moroccan spiced chickpeas.  Source: Chelan Fresh  Roasted pear chai rice pudding  [...]

Fall spice recipes with apples and pears2018-09-28T05:29:25+00:00