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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…

Sizing Up the 2019 Apple Crop, and a Fulfilling Apple Hero

NEW ENGLAND EXPECTS an average to above-average 2019 apple crop in most locations. The season has been running a little…

Macoun apples earlier this month at Easy Pickin's Orchard, Enfield, Connecticut, are now available at most New England orchards. (Russell Steven Powell)
Macoun Lovers, Rejoice!

MACOUN LOVERS, rejoice! Your apple has come in. This exquisitely flavored apple, the favorite fresh eating of many, is now…

The Perfect Apple Brownie

AFTER THUMBING THROUGH Linda Beaulieu’s excellent The New England Orchard Cookbook (Globe Pequot, 2016), a beautiful homage to the apple…

Apple Rhapsody

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

Winning apple pies

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

A corporate giant slams New England apple growers

JONAGOLD is one of the finest apples grown in New England. In taste tests, consumers rate it highly — as high…

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…

The McIntosh will soon be ready at Sholan Farm in Leominster, Massachusetts. (Russell Steven Powell)
10 things to know about McIntosh, and Apple Banana Bread recipe

The McIntosh apple was discovered by John McIntosh on his farm in Dundela, Ontario, Canada, in 1801. It was a…

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…