New England Apple Association

Picking PaulaRed Apples

AN EARLY SPRING BLOOM followed by a hot summer means early apples in New England, beginning with varieties like Ginger…

New England Apple Brown Betty and Apple Bread Pudding

IT’S HARD TO CHOOSE between Apple Brown Betty and Apple Bread Pudding, two desserts that combine apples with bread and…

New England Apple Pandowdy with Idareds

AN EASY-TO-MAKE, satisfying-to-eat late-winter dessert is apple pandowdy. It’s really a deep-dish apple pie, with a thick apple filling and no…

Valentine’s Day Apple Cheesecake

THERE IS STILL TIME to make a big splash on Valentine’s Day Tuesday. If you are looking for a gift…

Lady, or Christmas, Apple

LADY APPLE PROVES THE ADAGE that good things come in small packages. Lady is small but intense! Its bright white…

Beautiful Ugly Apples (Golden, Knobbed, and Roxbury Russets, Pomme Grise, and Pitmaston Pineapple)

PERHAPS THE MOST OVERLOOKED apples are the russets, undoubtedly due to their dull, rough-looking skin. It is a shame, as they…

Apple Gifts

WHAT COULD BE more deliciously bold than a gift of New England apples this holiday season? Imagine the pleasure of receiving…

Late Season Gold (Delicious, Mutsu, and GoldRush) In Apple Bread Pudding

GOLDEN APPLES have been potent symbols of beauty, desire, and power over centuries in cultures around the globe. They appear in…

New England Apple Cobbler with Fuji

ONE OF THE WAYS Americans have made the apple distinctly our own is in the kitchen. Of course there is Waldorf…

Winning New England Apple Pie Recipes Feature Cortlands

THE BIG WINNER at Mount Wachusett AppleFest’s second annual apple pie contest October 15? The Cortland. It was the only…

Pears with Apples (Like Shamrock, Honeycrisp, and Hudson’s Golden Gem)

PEARS PLAY a supporting role to apples in New England. You never hear of a pear orchard with a few apple…

Notes from an Apple Pie Judge

THIRTY-FIVE APPLE PIES in less than two hours. I paced myself this year, taking two bites from each — just…