Gravenstein apple

McIntosh, Still the Gold Standard

THE APPLE is an amazing food. It comes in all colors and shapes. It is extremely prolific, and it is…

Apples for All Ages and Places

IF, as the English poet and hymnodist William Cowper (1731-1800) said, “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all…

When To Pick Apples, and Apple Pie Pancake

APPLE SEASON is full upon us! But depending on where you live, you may find some varieties are earlier than…

Get Early Season Apples While They’re Hot

THERE ARE some outstanding early season New England apples that are already being harvested, or soon to be picked, from…

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 and…

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…