Honey Crisp Apples
I love apples, especially this time of year when they’re in season. For the past few years though, I’ve lost interest with all the bland, mealy apples in the grocery stores. I still get red delicious for apple sauce and we still try to go picking at least once a season, but that’s more of a chase-the-kids-around-the-orchard event than serious gathering.
This season though, my faith has been restored. Earlier we got some Jonathans from John Goode at Goode Acres that were really tasty – certainly more flavorful than the store bought version. But the real jewel has been the phenomenal Honey Crisp apples that have been coming from him. They are everything an apple should be – sweet, tart, and crisp, full of apple flavor. They’re perfect for cooking, baking, and just plain eating.
We’ve used them for our house-made apple butter, the apple crostada, and we’ll feature them in the apple-pear-cranberry crisp for our dinner on the 14th. They’ve practically been dinner at my house for the past week. I’ve always assumed they were an heirloom variety that has recently regained popularity, but it turns out to be a new variety. There’s some interesting info on this page.