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Pretty little girl biting an appleSaying farewell to summer fruits and vegetables can be hard. But, once you remember all of the delicious produce that the autumn harvest brings, the season just gets better and better. Apples are one of my favorite fruits of the fall. There are many varieties grown right here in New England. Some of these are sweet and mild (like Fuji or Gala) while others are tart or sour (like Granny Smith). The different varieties can be used in all sorts of recipes from desserts to savory meals. Aren’t apples a perfect crispy snack, too?

One medium-sized apple counts as a cup of fruit. After eating one apple, you’re on your way to meeting your daily fruit servings of 2 cups for adults or 1-1 ½ cups for preschoolers. They offer many health benefits such as fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C.

These days, apples taste great in many recipes, not just in pies and desserts! Dice up an apple and add it to a salad or stir fry. I recently began adding chopped apples to my side dishes, like brown rice, to bring a new flavor. Everyone’s preference is different based on their personal taste. Choose an apple you like the most to add to your salads or sides.

Here are several examples of apple varieties that are recommended for different uses:

Apple Type Best For:

  • Pies for baking – Cortland, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Baldwin
  • Cooking in sauces – Pink Lady, McIntosh, Empire, Gala
  • Making applesauce- Gala, Melrose, Rome, Jonagold

How do you like to eat apples in the fall?

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