FRUIT ENCYCLOPEDIA


PIPPIN APPLES

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PIPPIN APPLES AVAILABILITY

Availble Fall-Winter-Spring Newtown Pippin is typically harvested in September, and with proper storage we can bring them to you through the spring.

ABOUT PIPPIN APPLES

Discovered on Long Island in 1759, the Newtown Pippin is one of the oldest original US varieties. Thomas Jefferson grew it and Benjamin Franklin took samples to the English royal court, causing it to become one of the first US apple exports to the UK. Also known as Albemarle Pippin, the Newtown Pippin is a distinctive green, often with yellow highlights. It has a sweet, rich flavor that improves with age and is a robust variety in the kitchen. Its aromatic, tangy flesh makes the Newtown great for use in pies and applesauce. Unfortunately, it just doesn't have the high-gloss perfect appearance that American consumers have come to expect in produce, and Graany Smith has driven it from the market. If you are buying an all-purpose apple to eat rather than stare at, Newtown is your variety.

PIPPIN APPLES TASTE & RIPENESS

Newtown Pippin is a distinctive green, often with yellow highlights. Its aromatic, tangy flesh makes the Newtown great for use in pies and applesauce. Primarilly a processing variety, most U.S. supplies are used commercially. Apples are harvested at their peak, and then put into cold storage to maintain that perfect level of ripeness. When you receive delicious Newton Pippin apples from The Fruit Company, they'll be ready to eat, no waiting required.

RECIPES FEATURING PIPPIN APPLES

APPLE SQUARES:

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine - melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  4. Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  5. Blend in the flour mixture until just combined, then stir in the apples and walnuts.
  6. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  7. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the remaining cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle over the top of the bars.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven; finished bars should spring back when lightly touched.
  9. Cool in the pan and cut into squares.

Recipe courtesy AllRecipes.