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Rent an Apple Tree

Are you searching for the perfect gift for a great gift for the upcoming holidays, or perhaps a birthday or anniversary? Or, maybe you have always wanted your own apple tree, but More »

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Growing Apples

Part of the pleasure of growing apple trees on your own property derives from biting into freshly-plucked fruit. So getting a bumper crop from your orchard in fall, eating a few of More »

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Apple Orchard takes a bite at Organic

PLEASANT MOUNT – An apple orchard on a Wayne County farm predating the Civil War may find new life as an organic operation. “You take a chance with any agriculture,” said Dolores More »

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Growing Apples: Pollination

While I am, indeed, recommending the staggered approach, I must emphasize that by no means do I suggest you should be growing apple trees of just one variety per season. Rather, you More »

Apple Slaw

Looking for a way to savor Summer while welcoming Fall all at the same time? Well, RentAnAppleTree.com, with the help of All Recipes, thinks we may have found a way!

If you’re anything like me, coleslaw is a food group. Any type! Broccoli slaw is a personal favorite, and I’m sure this apple slaw is going to fit right up there with the others once I try it! With harvest season upon us, now is the best time to try this amazing recipe with your even more amazing Rent an Apple Tree apples! Check it out-

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded napa cabbage
  • 1 (1 pound) jicama, peeled and shredded
  • 2 cups shredded daikon radish
  • 2 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and shredded
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 firm pear, shredded
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the cabbage, jicama, radish, apple, carrot, pear, and cilantro into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Toss until evenly blended and serve.

Enjoy! Let us know how yours turns out!

 

 

What to do, what to do!

We all know what it’s like when life gets hectic- rushing from here to there, no time for anything, especially not cooking an extravagant meal! Life here at RentAnAppleTree.com is no different! We know just how busy you can get and unfortunately sometimes that means that food gets pushed to the wayside and goes bad.

Fear not! Thanks much the TheNeeds for these nifty ideas on how to salvage those amazing apples. Check it out-

1. Make applesauce

Even if your apples are old and starting to get a little mealy, that’s ok! Cut away and bruised areas and get cooking. Once the apples cook down, they’ll be totally delicious.

2. Cook apple butter

If you think applesauce is great, just wait until you try apple butter. It’s absolutely amazing! Apple butter is made by slow cooking apples past the point of applesauce, until it becomes a thick, glossy, glorious spread.

3. Blend into smoothies

Older and softer apples are great to blend into smoothies! They pair especially well with peanut butter, banana, and yogurt.

4. Stir into oatmeal

Stirring chunks of apple into oatmeal as it cooks, is a nice way to add some extra flavor to your meal. And, the apple acts as a natural sweetener. If you’re feeling motivated, we recommend roasting the apples beforehand!

5. Bake an apple pie

Fall is not complete without apple pie! This just might be my personal favorite way to use up old apples.

6. Dry apple chips in the oven

No dehydrator? No problem! It’s easy to make apple chips in the oven. Dried apples make a nice nutritious snack and a lovely garnish for desserts.

7. Blend with soup

Apples pairs well with so many different kinds of soup! They play especially nice with parsnips, butternut squash, carrot and pumpkin.

8. Bake apples

I like to think of baked apples as inside-out apple crisp. They’re a simple, weeknight-worthy dessert with just a few ingredients. The apple core is scooped out and filled with a mixture of oats, brown sugar, and warm spices, then baked to warm perfection.

 

So, how are you going to use every single one of your amazing Rent an Apple Tree apples? Let us know on our Facebook page or here on this Blog!

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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

So, I know it’s not even harvest season yet (sorry to all the farmers!), but as soon as I see those instant pumpkin bread boxes in Wegmans it’s Fall in my eyes!

However, we here at Rentanappletree.com don’t believe in boxed mixes when fresh apples and sugar are readily available! Check out this amazing recipe compliments of All Recipes! Click here for the original recipe or continue reading below!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Let cool and enjoy! Let us know how yours turn out and don’t forget to check out our RentanAppleTree.com webpage!

It Smells Like Fall…

And you know what that means!!

Fresh, crisp, Rent an Apple Tree apples delivered to yours or your loved ones front door! We’ve been undergoing changes this summer to bring you the best service and apple quality possible.

Rentanappletree.com is dedicated to bringing you the highest level of produce we can manage and we can’t wait to start the season right! As you know, apples are available in your local grocery store year round. What you may not have known, however, is that the actual harvest season for apples runs from about September-November and that is the peak time to get apples!

Rentanappletree.com is available all year round to order our amazing apples to be delivered at this opportune time, and provide you and your loved ones with the perfect flavors to get the season up and running!

Don’t take my word for it, though! Find out for yourself at rentanappletree.com!! Any questions or comments can be directed to info@rentanappletree.com, and we will respond as quickly and completely as possible.

We here at Rent an Apple Tree hope you are as excited for a fantastic harvest seasons as we are!!

Baked Brie 2.0

So, the baked brie with apples recipe we shared earlier in the year has officially been taken to the next level! I was experimenting in the kitchen the other night and this is what I came up with… Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Brie
  • Granny Smith Apple
  • Brown Sugar
  • Crescent Rolls
  • 3 Tbs Butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Slice the brie in half and layer the brown sugar and thin slices of apple in the middle

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2. Replace the top half of the brie and repeat the process of another layer of apples and brown sugar.

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3. Wrap the brie in the crescent rolls and coat with melted butter and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

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Enjoy!

Mulligatawny Soup

mull soupNeed a little more spice in your life?  No, you don’t need to learn how to salsa or mambo, you could just try this delicious recipe for mulligatawny soup  Mulligatawny, meaning “pepper water” and curry give this the little bit of kick you’ve been craving.  And the best part?  It’s got apples!  Thanks to all recipes for the awesome guide!

 

Mulligatawny Soup

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, heated

Directions

  1. Saute onions, celery, carrot, and butter in a large soup pot. Add flour and curry, and cook 5 more minutes. Add chicken stock, mix well, and bring to a boil. Simmer about 1/2 hour.
  2. Add apple, rice, chicken, salt, pepper, and thyme. Simmer 15-20 minutes, or until rice is done.
  3. When serving, add hot cream.
  4. Enjoy!  Be sure to have some water handy in case it’s too hot! :)

 

 


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