Gravenstein apple

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…

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…

Apple Banana Scones with Red Gravensteins (and a good 2017 apple forecast)

THERE’S NOTHING like a good scone for breakfast or a snack, lightly sweetened with fruit and with a crumbly, cake-like texture. But sometimes…

Apple Raisin Cake with PaulaReds

  APPLES AND RAISINS go extremely well together, as in this recipe for Apple Raisin Cake. I used three PaulaRed…

Table of apple pies by Geri Griswold (Russell Steven Powell photo)
The apple pies of our eyes

THE APPLE’S unique status as a cultural icon takes on special meanings in America when baked in a pie. Apple…

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…

There is no ‘A’ in McIntosh

MANY PEOPLE, and some orchards and supermarkets we have visited, want to stick an “a” between the capital “M” and…

The cult of Gravenstein

MANY HEIRLOOM APPLES have one or more flaws that keep them from mass cultivation. It may be that the variety…

My favorite apple

NEXT TO “What is the best pie apple?” the question I am asked the most — and which I frequently…

What Is The Best Pie Apple?

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

Trans-Atlantic Flair: European Apples In New England

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES have produced only a few new apples in recent years. But several venerable heirlooms still grown in New…

2012 New England Apple Crop Forecast; Going Gravenstein

THERE WILL BE PLENTY of apples in New England’s orchards this fall, despite a smaller-than-normal crop. The region as a…