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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

Kale-Apple Smoothie

Green is the color! With green smoothies, power greens, and Wheatgrass taking over lately, it’s only appropriate that apples get the recognition for being the superfood they are! Here’s an energizing smoothie to start your day (or end it! Blend with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to transform it to a sweet treat at the end of the day). Check it out-


  • 3/4 cup chopped kale, ribs and thick stems removed
  • 1 small stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/2 banana
    ½ apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender or NutriBullet
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy

Enjoy! Let us know what you add to make this recipe your own at RentanAppleTree.com!

Spiced Apple Bread

Summer is almost upon us and you know what that means, the season of potlucks, cookouts, and bonfires! This spiced apple bread is sure to be a hit and made with fresh Rent an Apple Tree apples, what’s not to love? Check it out:



  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped apples
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla, then stir in chopped apples, raisins, and pecans. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well blended.
  3. Grease 2 9×5-inch loaf pans and line bottoms with waxed paper. Greased waxed paper. Pour batter into pans, smoothing the top with a spatula or spoon. Bake for 20 minutes at 325°.
  4. Pull out rack and sprinkle loaves with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes; turn out onto a rack. Slice and serve or freeze.

Apple, Beet, and Goat Cheese Salad

Looking for the perfect salad for a cool spring afternoon? This perfect mix of tang and warm flavors (and crunch!) is guaranteed to hit every spot. With spring drawing to a close and summer on its way, we are one season closer to our favourite season- apple season!! Head on over to our official RentanAppleTree.com website, and start squirreling away recipes for fall to make with your fresh apples… Here’s one to add to the collection!


  • baby greens
  • 1 beet
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 apple
  • 2 ounces of goat cheese
  • 1/4 C shelled chopped pistachios
  • Honey Vinaigrette -
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbs honey
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place baby greens on plates, top with thinly sliced raw beets (I like to chop mine into little matchsticks), carrot shavings, thin apple slices, and crumbled goat cheese and pistachios.
  2. Shake all the salad dressing ingredients together in a jar and drizzle over salad – enjoy!


Let us know what you think, and what little changes you make to let it hit your palate just right!


Pecan Crusted Chicken with Apple Cream Sauce



  • Sauce:
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped green onions or shallot
  • ½ c. water
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • 1 cup (half pint container) heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • Chicken:
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  1. For sauce: Melt butter and olive oil in medium saucepan over low heat. Add onions or shallot and stir until softened. Add apple juice and water.
  2. Increase heat to high and boil until reduced to about ½ cup. Reduce heat to medium. Add the cream. Cook about 5 minutes (careful not to boil the cream over).
  3. Add the salt, pepper honey and vinegar. Heat for a few more minutes, or until thickened a bit more. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, blend together flour, pecans, thyme, salt and pepper in a food processor. Dump pecan mixture onto a large plate. Pour milk into a medium sized bowl.
  5. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Dip each chicken breast one at a time into the milk and then the pecan mixture. Pat to help adhere to the chicken.
  6. Cook chicken in prepared skillet, turning once until golden brown on both sides. Serve with apple cream sauce. Enjoy!

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites

Looking for a delicious mix of tart, sweet, and crunchy? Well look no further! Rentanappletree.com has the perfect snack, and it’s just as easy as it is delicious! Check it out-



  • 2 apples, sliced into wedges
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup granola, your favorite
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for sprinkling
  • Semisweet chocolate chips, optional*


  1. Coat tops of apple wedges in peanut butter and sprinkle with granola and cinnamon.
  2. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring in 30 second increments until melted. Be careful not to overheat.
  3. Drizzle wedges with melted chocolate, set on a large platter and serve.


Not Your Average Chix Salad


Looking for a twist on your average chicken salad? So were we!



  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 green apple, coarsely chopped
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ⅔ cup green grapes, halved
  • ¾ cup greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste
  • buns, bread or wrap, for serving


  1. Shred rotisserie chicken, set aside.
  2. Chop onion, apples and grapes, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir to combine.
  4. Season to taste, and serve as a sandwich or wrap.
  5. Enjoy!



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