Apple Rhapsody

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“A WORD OF CAUTION to those entering an apple orchard for the first time: the experience can be overwhelming. Apples are seductive; anyone who has ever …

Apple Raisin Cake with PaulaReds

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  APPLES AND RAISINS go extremely well together, as in this recipe for Apple Raisin Cake. I used three PaulaRed and one Pristine apple, two …

A Corail is a Pinova, an apple crostata is like a galette

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APPLE VARIETIES have a long tradition of having multiple names. Before it became Baldwin, the apple was known as Woodpecker, Butters, and Ball; Roxbury Russet …

Mutsu and Stayman among the year’s best late-season apples

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SOME OF THE BEST New England apples from the 2015 fresh harvest are still available in stores. Cortlands and McIntosh are remarkably crisp and flavorful …

Geri Griswold's pie made with Honeycrisp apples was a sweet hit. (Russell Steven Powell photo)

Apple pie time

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GET READY to reset your inner clocks this weekend, and turn up your ovens. With the holidays less than a month away, we are transitioning …

A bin of Cortlands from Boothby's Orchard and Farm

The classic all-purpose Cortland

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THERE MAY NOT BE a better all-purpose apple than Cortland. It has long been known for its excellence in pies. It is recommended for salads, …

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A new logo on New England Apple Day!

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TODAY MARKS the official kickoff of the 2015 New England apple harvest. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan will bite into an apple at Mack’s Orchard …

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Six outstanding early apples, and an outstanding 2015 forecast

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EARLY SEASON APPLES have come a long way in the past 50 years. Today, there are a number of excellent choices to satisfy people’s palettes …