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Apple Dips

Dip it real good with these candy inspired apple dips.

Peanut Butter Cup Apple Dip

Peanut Butter Apple Dip with Peanut Butter Candies and Apple Slices

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup butter, softened

¼ cup brown sugar, packed

½ cup peanut butter

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup peanut butter cups, chopped

Sliced apples for dipping

Directions

In large bowl, mix butter and cream cheese until smooth and well combined

Add in brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract

Fold in chopped peanut butter cups

Serve dip right away or keep in refrigerator. Allow dip to soften at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving if refrigerated.

Caramel Apple Candy Dip

Apple Dip with Chocolate and Peanut Candy and Apple Slices

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons caramel syrup, divided

6 fun size caramel, nougat, and peanut candies, chopped

Sliced apples for dipping

Directions

In large bowl, mix cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons caramel syrup until well combined

Fold in half of the chopped Snickers.

Top with remaining Snicker pieces and drizzle on the remaining 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup.

Serve dip right away or refrigerate.

Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

Caramel Apple Dip with Toffee Crumbles and Apple Slices

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

½ tablespoon vanilla extract

3 toffee candy bars, crushed

3 tablespoons caramel sauce

Sliced apples for dipping

Directions

In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, add in powdered sugar and beat until well combined.

Mix in milk and vanilla.

Fold in crushed toffee candy bars and then drizzle caramel sauce on top.

Serve right away or refrigerate.

Apple crisp with scoop of ice cream

Apple Crisp

Yummy, sugary, buttery topping with delicious apple filling – this dessert will definitely become a favorite!

Ingredients

Apple Filling

4 cans apple pie filling

1 cup white sugar

1 heaping tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup water

Crisp mixture

2 cups quick-cooking oats

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups packed brown sugar

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup butter cubed, cube while still cold

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F

Grease 9 x 13” baking dish

In a bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Cut in cubed butter until entirely coated and about pea-sized. Press half of the mixture, about 3 cups, into greased pan.

In another bowl, mix together apple pie filling, sugar, flour and cinnamon, spread evenly over top. Pour water over entire dish.

Spread remaining crisp mixture over top of the apples and bake for 35-45 minutes

Serve warm and with a scoop of Red Button Vintage Creamery Canadian Vanilla ice cream!

Caramel Dipped Apples

Dip into Fall with the perfect caramel dipped apples! You can’t go wrong with any combination of chocolate, caramel, and toppings. Here are our favorites:

Caramel and milk chocolate dipped apple with white chocolate drizzle.

Caramel and white chocolate dipped apple dusted with cinnamon.

Caramel and dark chocolate dipped apple topped with peanuts.

Caramel dipped apple topped with toffee bits.

Guide to Apples

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Fall is here and the holidays are fast approaching. It’s time to turn on the ovens and start baking. Apples are one of the best fruits to bake with, especially this time of year. No holiday is complete without fresh apple pie, warm apple cider or tasty caramel apples.

Their are many apple varieties and we want to make sure you are using the perfect apples for your holiday baking. We have put together an easy guide to apples to help you narrow down your choices.

Baking: Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Pink Lady

Cider: Gala

Pies: Jonagold, Honey Crisp, Cortland

Caramel Dipped: Pink Lady, Galas, Fuji, Red Delicious, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious

Happy fall and happy baking!

 

Apples, a healthy treat

The Iconic and Nutritious Apple

“American as apple pie” and “an apple a day…” say it all. As one of the first foods cultivated in America and a common symbol of nutrition and health, apples are intertwined with American culture and viewed as an especially healthy food. But how did apples become so American and do they truly warrant their status as a health symbol?

Culturally, the apple likely became prevalent due to its hearty nature. When stored appropriately, fresh apples can last an entire winter. This made them an important part of the traditional American food system. Their versatility as an ingredient was also a significant contributor. Originally used in ciders and ales primarily, apples quickly were incorporated into pies, cakes, and muffins, and are now frequently featured in granola, cereals, salads, casseroles, and even meat dishes. Here are a few tips on how to store your apples so you can stock up now and enjoy delicious apple dishes all winter:

  • 40° is ideal – keep apples cool to slow the ripening process but be careful not to freeze apples, they’ll turn into a mushy mess. Garages or cellars can be great cold storage during the winter.
  • Humid is good – fridges are the right temperature but too dry and can make apples go soft if precautions aren’t taken. When refrigerating apples, place them in a perforated plastic bag to allow air to circulate but help retain some of the water content.
  • Avoid bad apples and potatoes – bad apples and potatoes both release a gas that can increase the ripening process and therefore decrease the shelf life of your apples. Before storing, make sure none of your apples are bruised or damaged and keep them as far from potatoes as possible.

In addition to being hearty and versatile, recent scientific advances have shown that apples truly do help keep the doctor away. When consumed as part of a healthy diet, apples have been associated with improved cardiovascular health, blood sugar regulation, weight management, and even a reduced risk of certain types of cancer. While not the most impressive fruit in vitamin and mineral content, apples are a good source of fiber and have a high polyphenol content – both of which are thought to be primarily responsible for the health benefits of apples. To harness the nutrition in your apples, just remember a few rules:

  • Keep the skin – the majority of polyphenols and fiber are found in the skin of apples. If a recipe calls for peeled apples, consider processing the skins in a blender and incorporating them back into the dish. Alternatively, apple skins can be repurposed in smoothies.
  • Look for cloudy – the filtration process used to get clear apple juice removes a significant amount of fiber and polyphenol content. Buy cloudy apple juice for the most nutritious beverage possible.
  • Eat them raw and cooked – both polyphenols and fiber in apples are surprisingly stable, even when baked, boiled, or otherwise cooked. No matter how you like to prepare your apples, they’re still likely to be a health powerhouse.
  • Watch the sugar – many apple dishes are also high in sugar. Apples aren’t a magic bullet that can transform a sugary pie, smothered in ice cream and whipped cream, into a healthy dish. Watch your portions of sugary apple dishes and focus on eating those with no added sugar.

Enjoy your healthy and American fall apples!

Caramel Apples Made Easy

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Caramel Apple Box, a sweet deal for only $7.

 

Caramel apples are a fun fall tradition that date back to the early 1900’s. William Kolb, a candy maker, is known for creating the first candied apple by experimenting with red cinnamon candy. He placed the apples in his store window and they’ve been a big hit ever since. People loved the candied apple so much that they started making their own variations; one being the caramel apple.

Making caramel apples are a fun, but collecting the sticks, caramels and toppings can be a challenge. Don’t worry; we have made it easy for you! Pick up our Carmel Box and create the perfect caramel apples.

For just $7 you get:

  • Two 5 oz. bags of Werther’s chewy or soft caramels
  • One bag of Diamond almonds
  • One 30 ct. package of apple sticks
  • One jar Cake Mate sprinkles

Don’t forget to stop in the produce department for apples. We have a great selection at great prices!