Yummy Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Weekly Recipe: Yummy Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese sandwiches are an American staple.  It is a great warm treat that brings back memories of childhood.  Add some soup and you’ve got a great warm and flavorful fall meal. I came across this idea on Pinterest.  Apples are a common addition to a cheese tray as a complimentary flavor.  Why not try them together in a grilled cheese?

Gouda Grilled CheeseGouda is a Dutch cheese known for its mild flavor and creamy texture.  It has a nutty flavor and a touch of sweetness.  It is one of the most popular cheeses worldwide.  Combine that with a Honeycrisp apple known for its juicy, sweet tart flavor and they mix well into a combination of flavors that is delightful!…. read more

Recipe Review: Cinnamon Apple Crescent Bites

Recipe Review: Cinnamon Apple Crescent Bites

Crescent bites are a great weeknight dessert for your family or you can make more for a special occasion.  For a weeknight meal, you will need 1 can of crescent rolls, 1 apple, cinnamon and brown sugar.  I used a Honeycrisp apple.  Honeycrisp are known for being juicy, crunchy and having a honey sweet flavor.  For the recipe and instructions, click here.

The resulting dessert is a savory and sweet three bite delight!  The crescent roll adds a buttery flavor and flaky outer layer while the apple and brown sugar provides a sweet contrast in flavor.

I used an apple cutter and sliced the apple into 8 pieces and left the skin on.  This resulted in fairly large pieces that may still have some crunch after cooking.  If you want a soft interior, I would recommend that you cut the apple into smaller pieces so that they cook all the way through.

Cinnamon Apple Crescent Bites: a quick, easy, and wonderful dessert that can be made any day of the week!


Yummy Apple Crisp with Oats!

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Making an Apple Crisp is a wonderful way to use all of the apples you just picked at Apple Holler. I made a new recipe that included old-fashioned oats as a part of the topping.  The dessert came out delicious.  The topping had a nice crispy crunch. I used Paula Red apples that had a tart and refreshing flavor that offset the sweetness of the topping.  It is a simple recipe and I had all the ingredients in the house so it was quick to make with little planning.  Add some vanilla ice cream to top it off.

If I were to make it again, I would add a few more apples to mix!  Other than that, give it a try and enjoy a delicious dessert with your family.

How We Grow Series – Twisting the Apple

How to properly pick an Apple

Apple Holler is unlike any other orchard. Our efforts in being ecologically-friendly help us grow our one-of-a-kind apples each year. In honor of apple season, we would like to share how we maintain our orchard to make it safe and the best it can be for all customers. We are now introducing a new series called “How We Grow”, which will give you an inside look at our processes. This week we are showing the correct way to pick an apple from our 30,000 trees!

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples on the outside of the tree will ripen first. An apple is ripe enough to pick if it separates easily from the branch. Another way to check to see if an apple is truly ripe is to taste it, which is included in your Apple Holler experience fee!

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Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal– A flavorful & healthy breakfast!

Want the flavors of Apple Pie but with a healthy breakfast twist?  Apple oatmeal will do the trick.  Apple oats are a great update to a classic and healthy meal.

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Overnight Apple Oats

This is a simple crockpot recipe.  You will need steel cut oats, water, Apple Holler Apple Cider (optional), cinnamon, and sliced apples.  For the specifics of the recipe, click over to the recipe section of our website. …. read more

Apple Holler has great early ripening all-purpose apples: Paula Red, Zestar!TM & Red Free

In 1960 Lewis Arends, a Michigan farmer, discovered the first Paula Red tree near his orchard of McIntosh trees.  He named the variety after his wife Paula.  They officially hit the market in 1968.

paula red apples treePaula Red apples ripen in late summer and early fall.  These apples are red with yellow spots.  They taste sweeter than McIntosh but are still tart and juicy.  Paula red apples are good for eating and cooking….. read more

Easy Apple Breakfast:  No measuring required!

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, so here is an easy apple breakfast: No measuring required!  It is also the one that we spend least amount of time preparing.  Here are a couple of super simple ideas that will break up the monotony and impress your family.

pancake blog2Apple pancakes are a simple twist on a breakfast classic.  There are two ways you can make them.  The first is with the apples in the batter.  I use pre-packaged pancake mix for simplicity.  Peel 1 or 2 apples, core and chop into small bits.  I used Jersey Mac apples that were picked fresh here at Apple Holler.  Simply add a little cinnamon and you’re ready to go.  I put the pancake on the griddle first and then add the cinnamon apples.  Jersey Mac is a tart apple but maple syrup adds plenty of sweetness….. read more

What you need to know about Pristine & Sansa Apples!

Sansa ApplesWe are going to tell you what you need to know about Pristine & Sansa Apples!  Early season apples are known as good cooking apples but not for eating fresh. Pristine & Sansa apples happen to be good for both!

Pristine apples ripen in early to mid-August.  They are a hybrid variety developed from Golden Delicious, Rome and McIntosh apples.  Developed in the 1970’s in Indiana, they were introduced to the market in 1994….. read more