Andrea Darrow

Green Mountain Orchards, Putney, Vermont. (Russell Steven Powell)
How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

A FRIEND recently wrote to us, asking for advice on making the perfect apple pie for Thanksgiving. We immediately directed him…

What Is The Best Pie Apple?

AFTER TWO MONTHS of intensive research, we are forced to admit failure — once again — in our perennial quest…

Peg’s Amazing New England Apple Squares

I HAVE COOKED with apples for many years and written about them almost as long. Still, it felt a little audacious…

Apple Pies! Pies! Pies!

MORE THAN 60 pies from around New England graced the tables at the 3rd Annual Great New England Pie Contest…

Classic cookers: Northern Spy, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening apples

A CENTURY AGO they were the three most popular varieties in the Northeast. Today, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening, and Northern…

Entering apple pie zone

REV UP YOUR KITCHENS, ladies and gentlemen We have now officially entered the year’s biggest apple pie-making zone: Thanksgiving week. These…

New England apple pie crust

Apple pie should be eaten “while it is yet florescent, white or creamy yellow, with the merest drip of candied…

New England apple pie

WHAT IS the best pie apple? There are several schools of thought on this. Some people have their absolute favorites,…