a match made in apple heaven

October 28th, 2009 by sarah

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Ah, the humble Golden Delicious, that girl next door, mild-mannered and sweet. She’s never turned heads like that pretty Pink Lady, never sassed up a crowd like that tart Granny Smith. A little bit plump, with a blush on her cheeks, she was content enough to spend her days lounging about unnoticed.

That fellow Winesap, more than 70 years her senior, took one look at that blushing maiden in her soft yellow gown and declared her his own. He’s rough around the edges and scarred with age, a hard man really. She softens his edges though, she sweetens his tartness. And he, well, he helps that girl to stand up tall.

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Here at Frog Creek, the apple pies are not too tart, not too sweet, and they come out of the oven just as tall as they were when they went in. The applesauce is perfectly sweetened by nature’s goodness: 50 percent Winesap, 50 percent Golden Delicious and not one pinch of refined sugar. Thank heaven for this perfect match.

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8 Responses

  1. Mary

    Sounds utterly delicious!

  2. UK lass in US

    Sounds delicious. I always loved the huge sour cooking Bramley apples from back home, but haven’t found anything similar over here yet. From what I’ve read it’s mainly a British apple. Kind of sour when raw (which I loved, but I think that puts me in the minority), but just right cooked.

  3. Michele

    I love the names of apples. No wonder you couldn’t help but write a yummy tale about them.

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    i can’t see an apple pie without thinking of your line about the apple pies at frog creek. delicious.

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