Tuesday, October 9, 2012

You had me at Honeycrisp!

It's Honeycrisp apple season!!!  Excited?!  I am!  If you aren't familiar, Honeycrisp apples are super scrumptious, juicy and full of flavor-- if you haven't tried them before, I highly recommend picking some up next time you are at your local market.  There are tons of ways to enjoy the fabulous Honeycrisp... A few of my all-time favorites include:

1.  Slice it up, grab some peanut butter and make a Honeycrisp Apple Sandwich
2.  Cut into pieces and sprinkle some cinnamon and a pinch of Sugar in the Raw- the crunchy consistency of the sugar combined with the flavors of the Honeycrisp and cinnamon are AMAZING
3.  Slice it up and add a thin slice of your favorite cheese on top- my personal favorites are a very sharp cheddar or gruyere...so delicious.
4.  Alone- the Honeycrisp is amazing all by its delicious self.

This is a great snack or breakfast for adults AND children!

And stay tuned for my Persian Apple and Chicken stew featuring both Honeycrisp and Granny Smith Apples!


aek said...

OMG! OMG! (Had to get that outta the way). I just read you for the 1st time on KevinMD and liked your thesis and style. So I meandered over here to see your blog and what do I read, but a scrumptious recipe that features Honeycrisp apples. So I intended to right a comment there - "you had me at Honeycrsip". But NO, you went and posted with that very title on my favorite apple! I'm a Honeycrisp addict, and I'm proud of it.

The only thing I can add is that there is a very close varietal called SunCrisp, and it's grown largely in Ohio. I used to pick them in the orchard, and they tend to have a greenish tint and are enormous. Their texture is almost identical to our beloved HC, but the flavor is just slightly different in its complexity.

Looking forward to more of your perspective - and recipes!



aek said...

Write - I meant to write, "write".



Solmaz Amirnazmi said...

Thanks so much! So great to hear there are other Honeycrisp enthusiasts out there- they are absolutely amazing! And thanks for the SunCrisp suggestion- will definitely look for them. Stay tuned for more recipes soon which just may feature the extraordinary HC!