Cheese and wine pairings for KORU®, Rockit® and SugarBee® apples


When it comes to apples, cheese and wine, three is not a crowd! This playful trio offers a world of possibility and can be the star of your next get together.  All the varieties of apple, types of cheese, and choices of wine can make your head spin, so we’ve created a guide to help you pair cheese and wine with three of our favorite and most original apples: KORU®, SugarBee® and Rockit®. (And for a decadent double-dose of apple, add our KORU® Apple Chutney laced with deep balsamic flavor to elevate any cheese and apple tasting platter.) KORU® cheese and wine pairings (pictured above) KORU® apples are [...]

Cheese and wine pairings for KORU®, Rockit® and SugarBee® apples2019-03-27T16:14:11+00:00

Grandma’s Classic Apple Pie


Every grandmother has her version of apple pie, and this is ours. This classic apple pie recipe uses a combination of different apples that are sweet, tart and firm, creating different layers of flavor and texture. Enjoy this classic that will never go out of the style topped with vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, or all on its own.  With a little practice making this classic American dessert will be easy as pie. Read our blog post “How to make perfect apple pie, every time” and you’ll be a pro in no time.  Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines  YIELD: 6-8 servings INGREDIENTS Crust (enough for one 9-inch [...]

Grandma’s Classic Apple Pie2019-02-19T22:03:37+00:00

Gooey Baked SugarBee® Apples


Recipe Development and Photography By: Annessa Chumbley, RD Try this ooey gooey homemade dessert made with SugarBee® apples! INGREDIENTS 3 SugarBee® Apples 1/3 cup quick oats 1/3 cup almond flour 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon raw and local honey METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 375º. Using a spoon, carefully hollow out the center of the apple starting at the top, and scooping out all of the seeds. (Don't go too far to the edge, or the baked apple will collapse). 2. In a small bowl, combine oats, almond flour, walnuts, cinnamon, coconut oil, [...]

Gooey Baked SugarBee® Apples2019-01-21T21:54:22+00:00

One Skillet Pork Chops, Brussels Sprouts and Apples


It's the perfect easy & healthy dinner for the New Year! Protein and side cook all in one pan. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, but bursting with flavor and makes for a gorgeous, filling dinner! Forks up! Recipe Development and Photography By: Annessa Chumbley, RD INGREDIENTS 4 center-cut boneless pork chops 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large SugarBee® apple, cored, and sliced on the bias 1 large red onion, sliced in half, and then on the bias 16 ounces Brussels sprouts, sliced in half 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary, plus more METHOD 1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet to medium high, adding [...]

One Skillet Pork Chops, Brussels Sprouts and Apples2018-12-28T20:12:57+00:00

Apple Mulled Wine


Nothing beats a steaming cup of mulled wine on a frosty winter day. This traditional spiced holiday drink will warm you to your core and tickle your taste buds. SugarBee® apples add a touch of sweetness that complements the spices beautifully. Make a big batch of apple mulled wine for your next holiday party! Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines YIELD: 4-6 servings (about 3 1/2 cups) Mulled Wine 1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine 1 1/2 cups apple cider 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup brandy 1 SugarBee® apple, cored and thinly sliced 1 orange, sliced into rounds 3 cinnamon [...]

Apple Mulled Wine2019-01-10T22:36:27+00:00

SugarBee® Apple: Meet the Growers!


The SugarBee® apple was created on a sunny spring day when an industrious bee carried pollen from an unknown variety and landed on a Honeycrisp tree and the SugarBee® apple was born. Grower Chuck Nystrom noticed the branch in his orchard as it produced a beautiful bi-colored apple that was crisp and Sweet as can Bee. The growers at Chelan Fresh agreed with Mr. Nystom and made the decision to grow the SugarBee® apple. One of these growers is Harold Schell, who manages variety development to determine what new varieties will be friendly to grow, harvest, pack, and also have consumer appeal. [...]

SugarBee® Apple: Meet the Growers!2019-05-02T19:07:51+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

SugarBee® Apple Upside Down Cake


It’s been cold out here in Chelan and we were in the mood for a slice of coffee cake to accompany our steaming cups of hot tea. Combine that with the SugarBee® apples we had around the office, and voila: our beautiful European-style apple upside down cake was born! SugarBee® apples are great for baking. Their crisp and firm texture holds up well when cooked, and their touch of acidy will balance the sweetness of any baked good. Although the end-result looks fancy, believe us when we say that this crowd-pleasing cake is as gorgeous as it is easy to make. YIELD: 8-10 [...]

SugarBee® Apple Upside Down Cake2019-01-15T20:13:02+00:00

The Best Holiday Stuffing with Apples


Your kitchen will smell like holiday heaven thanks to our recipe for the best holiday stuffing with apples! Dress your turkey with our simple homemade stuffing for guaranteed holiday meal success. This recipe is adapted from a longstanding family stuffing recipe going back generations - tried and tested! We like to use SugarBeeTM apples for this recipe but other seasonal apple varieties also work beautifully. YIELD:  8 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 8 cups coarse bread crumbs (about the size of a nickle)* 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/4 cups celery, diced small 1 cup onion, diced small [...]

The Best Holiday Stuffing with Apples2018-11-20T16:36:46+00:00

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake


Fall is a perfect time to linger over a warm slice of coffee cake and a hot cup of coffee. But to keep this cake lighter we replaced some of the fat with fresh apples, making it moist and sweet with the same great taste that we remember. YIELD: 10-12 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Streusel Topping 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg 3 tablespoons canola or safflower oil 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) Apple topping 2 large baking apples such as Honeycrisp or SugarBee®, peeled and diced (about [...]

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake2019-01-03T17:25:51+00:00