September marks the beginning of fall and the unofficial kickoff of apple season. Expect your local grocery store or market to be overflowing with New York apples of every size, color, and flavor imaginable. What to do with all that apple bounty? We’re so glad you asked.
Back to School: Apple Slices + Toppings of Your Choice
For an easy-to-pack snack with endless opportunity, try pairing slices of your favorite New York apple with peanut butter or sharp cheddar cheese. You can even combine apples with other chopped fruit to create a salad that’s sure to delight come lunchtime.
National Peanut Day, September 13: Apple Peanut Butter Cookies There’s no beating the time-tested combination of apples and peanut butter. Rolled oats, coconut, and raisins add plenty of texture, plus the addition of applesauce to the batter makes these cookies extra moist.
National Punch Day, September 20: Sparkling Cranberry Apple Punch
No party is complete without a glass of punch. In this non-alcoholic version, cranberry juice and sparkling water give New York apple cider a lively boost. Feel free to switch up the mint sprig garnish for orange slices, cinnamon sticks, or whatever you desire.
Finger Lakes Cider Week: September 27 – October 6, 2019
Finger Lakes Cider Week celebrates the best of New York cider in more than thirty locations in western New York and the Finger Lakes. From pairing dinners to orchard tours, Cider Week pulls back the curtain on the region’s blossoming cider industry.
After checking out the best of Cider Week, try making your own wassail at home! Traditionally made with ale or wine, wassail is a mulled beverage that dates back to medieval England. Our version, Hot Cider Wassail, uses apple cider and pineapple juice for a kid-friendly take on the classic that’s no less delicious.
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