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Different varieties of apples enclude Fuji, gala, ginger gold, golden delicious, and red delicious.
Colors of apples range from red, to yellow, gold, and green. The shape of a apple is round with a gap on the top and a small gap on the bottom. An apple is crunchy and juicy but varies for which kind of apple you are eating. An apple is round with bumps all around it, with a stem poking right out the top of it.
Apples provide vitamin C, carbohydrates, fiber, and pottasium.
They can be cooked for pies, butter, custard and sauce
1. Apple Crisp
Heat oven to 375°F.
Lightly grease a 13x9 glass pan.
Cut fruit into slices (removing pit or seeds) and layer in bottom of pan.
Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and then cut in butter with a pastry cutter (cut until crumbly).
Sprinkle mixture over fruit.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Top should be browned.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
2. Apple sauce
- Peel the apples and cut them into small pieces. Throw out the core.
- Put the apple pieces and lemon juice into the blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture is very smooth.
- Pour the mixture into two small bowls and stir in the sugar and cinnamon.
- Enjoy your awesome applesauce!
3.Place the cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and orange peel on the cheesecloth. Pull the corners up, and tie with kitchen string.
In a large Dutch oven, combine the cider, orange juice and spice bundle. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove and discard the spice bundle before serving
Some interesting facts are
- More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.
- Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.
- Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
- Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated.
- Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit. The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds.
- Apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each.
- Apples are a member of the rose family.
- The top apple producers around the world are China, United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy. Apples account for 50 percent of international deciduous fruit tree production.
- A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds. A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds.
- It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.