An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Research has also shown that if you eat half of an apple about an hour before your main meal, you’ll eat significantly less. Remember that if you’re trying to lose weight.
You’d be hard pressed to find another food that is so good and good for you straight from the tree and also makes the most fantastic desserts. In Nor Cal, we are lucky enough to have Apple Hill, which boasts tons of apple farms where you can purchase just about every variety of the fruit along with every apple dessert and pastry you can image. Its a super fun outing on a fall day.
Last Christmas I made Alton Brown’s apple pie and used my new little pie birds. The man is wacky, but knows his stuff (and, I think, everyone’s else’s stuff as well. He’s a foodie super computer in a human body.) It was so good because it really celebrated the flavor of apples and not cinnamon sugar. I did have to buy the grains of paradise online, so make sure you plan a few weeks ahead if you want to use his recipe. I think I’ll go make the house smell heavenly.