Empire apple

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…

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….

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 —…

Winning apple pies

  CALL IT beginner’s luck. “It was the first attempt I ever made at writing my own recipe and baking…

A tale of two delicious apples

THEY ARE BOTH mostly sweet, conical in shape, late-season apples. Their names are identical except for their predominant coloring. They…

Try Empires in Apple-Pear Cobbler with Cheddar

WITH THE ARRIVAL of classic mid- to late-season apples like Cortland, Macoun, and McIntosh, and newcomers like Gala, Honeycrisp, and…

Suncrisp apples, Tougas Family Farm, Northborough, Massachusetts (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Good now, better later: Idared and Suncrisp

SOME APPLES, like fine wines, improve with age. Two relatively new varieties, Suncrisp and Idared — are examples. Their flavor…

Geri Griswold's pie made with Honeycrisp apples was a sweet hit. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Apple pie time

GET READY to reset your inner clocks this weekend, and turn up your ovens. With the holidays less than a…

Empire apples on the tree at Ragged Hill Orchard, West Brookfield, Massachusetts. (Russell Steven Powell photo)
Mid-season pleasures: Empire and Spencer

IT TAKES YEARS, sometimes decades, between the time an apple variety is discovered and it becomes available to the public….

You say ‘gal-la, I say ‘gay-la’

NO MATTER how you pronounce it, Gala is among the very best sweet apples. It has more character and nuance…

How To Eat A Fresh Apple

TWICE A DAY at least I reach into a paper bag in my refrigerator and pull out an apple. It…

What Is The Best Pie Apple?

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