Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fresh & Organic: Pink Pearl Apples

Don't judge an apple by it's peel! The Pink Pearl has a humble and ordinary appearance, with it's dull beige-y skin with light light pink undertones and conical shape. But, once you cut into the flesh, you are treated to a showy flash of hot pink flesh!

The Pink Pearl is among hundreds of heirloom varieties that is near extinction. Only a handful of farmers in the U.S. are still growing and harvesting them and we are lucky to have the new crop from California, here at Mana Foods.

Pink Pearl is a wonderful table apple, sweet and mouth puckering tart at the same time. They are tarter than the Granny Smith and Pippin varieties, so they are fantastic for making PINK apple tarts, apple sauce, and apple appetizers.

Simple Homemade Apple Sauce
4 apples, peeled, cored & chopped
3 tbsp. honey
Cinnamon to taste
1/2 inch water

Boil chopped apples until tender.
Add honey.
Mash or blend with mixer.
Add cinnamon.

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