Apples can be eaten raw, topped with yogurt, tossed into salads or baked into desserts.
How to Select
Pick up the apple and gently press a small area of the fruit's skin. It should be firm to the touch. Avoid apples that are noticeably soft, discolored, or indent easily after you press the skin.
How to Store
Apples should be stored in the refrigerator and are best if used within 2 weeks.
How to Prepare
Recipes with this Vegetable
Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Buy apples while they are in season and on sale and make batches of these muffins to put in the freezer for later. You can also substitute whole wheat flour to make your muffins heartier and more nutritious.
Apple Pistachio Crisp
Fruit-based desserts can contribute to making half your plate fruits and veggies. True to their name, Honey-crisp apples are sweet and crunchy, perfectly delicious raw, but also ideal in baking. And their sweetness lends potential to reducing added sugar, as we did with this apple crisp.