New England apple varieties

Glazed Apple Cookies (Russell Steven Powell)
Ron Hackett’s Cider Donuts and Favorite Apple Cookies

RON AND CELIA HACKETT have been growing apples for more than 50 years in South Hero, Vermont, on the southern…

Winning Apple Pies

CONGRATULATIONS to the wife-and-husband team of Lori and Michael Meiners and their four-year-old son, Jack, winners in this year’s Great…

Mutsu apple at Mack's Apples, Londonderry, New Hampshire (Russell Steven Powell)
Pies, Brownies, and Late-Season Apple Gold

WITH FROST expected over most of the region over the next few days, the fresh apple harvest is likely headed…

Baldwin apples, Pine Hill Orchards, Colrain, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell)
Classic Heirlooms: Baldwin and Northern Spy

THEY NO LONGER dominate the New England apple industry, but Baldwin and Northern Spy are two delicious heirlooms that remain…

Empire apples, Dowse Orchards, Sherborn, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell)
Empire and Jonagold: Great Apples By Any Name

EMPIRE AND JONAGOLD apples have a lot in common. They are mid- to late-season apples with outstanding flavor and texture….

Apple Raspberry Crisp (Russell Steven Powell)
Apple Raspberry Crisp

FOR A SPECTACULAR variation on apple crisp, add raspberries. The resulting mix of flavors is complex and superb, as both…

The apple trees at New Salem Preserves in New Salem, Massachusetts, are framed by well-maintained stonewalls and surrounding forest. (Russell Steven well photo)
An Apple Stuffing Packed with Flavor

JUST IN TIME for Thanksgiving is a recipe for stuffing packed with flavor. It has a rich blend of savory…

Sunday Morning Apple Omelet. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Sunday Morning Apple Omelet

APPLES CAN MAKE an exquisite omelet, especially if they are caramelized first. In addition to softening the apples, caramelizing —…

Kaleidoscopic Apple Salad

APPLES CAN BE TRICKY in salads. They add great flavor and interest, but their crisp texture and tart flavor can…

Apple McIntosh and Cheese

  APPLES AND CHEDDAR are no strangers to one another. Cheddar cheese with apple pie is a New England tradition….

Apple Rhapsody

“A WORD OF CAUTION to those entering an apple orchard for the first time: the experience can be overwhelming. Apples are…

An apple dessert easier than pie, and Baldwin apples

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