Available in more than a dozen varieties from Ontario orchards starting in early September, apples have a mild sweet flavour and a lovely crunch. All varieties are good choices for snacks and slicing onto salads.
If you’re cooking with apples, try these ideas for great results:
- Sauces: Ontario Crispin, Golden Delicious and McIntosh are wonderful varieties for making homemade applesauce. Enjoy it spooned over waffles or slices of Ontario pork tenderloin.
- Baked goods: Ontario Cortland, Jonagold, Northern Spy and Spartan make delicious apple pie, crisp and crumble fillings. If you prefer a tarter flavour in your desserts choose the Idared variety.
- Bread stuffing: Diced and combined with bread, thyme and sage, Ontario McIntosh, Empire or Cortland apples are a great addition to bread stuffing recipes.
Visit a farm or orchard this season to buy Ontario apples or pick your own. Go to ontariofarmfresh.com,
farmersmarketsontario.com or harvestontario.com to locate one near you. (source: Foodland Ontario)
Read about our food writer, Lynn Ogryzlo’s favourite Ontario apples and our Bustrengo Italian Polenta & Apple Cake recipe in our current issue!