A sample of entries in the Great New England Apple Pie Contest. (Russell Steven Powell)

Apple Pie Bakers, Start Your Ovens!

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ANY TIME is a good time for apple pie, but the bountiful fresh harvest presents plentiful opportunities for experimenting or perfecting a favorite pie recipe. …

Apple Raspberry Crisp (Russell Steven Powell)

Apple Raspberry Crisp

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FOR A SPECTACULAR variation on apple crisp, add raspberries. The resulting mix of flavors is complex and superb, as both fruits combine sweet and tart …

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 …

An apple dessert easier than pie, and Baldwin apples

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  AS A CERTIFIED nurse assistant, I have developed many close relationships with clients and their families. A good example is Esther, a recent widow in her early 90s. One …

A corporate giant slams New England apple growers

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JONAGOLD is one of the finest apples grown in New England. In taste tests, consumers rate it highly — as high as Honeycrisp in some cases. …

A tale of two delicious apples

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THEY ARE BOTH mostly sweet, conical in shape, late-season apples. Their names are identical except for their predominant coloring. They began as chance seedlings, and …

Try Empires in Apple-Pear Cobbler with Cheddar

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WITH THE ARRIVAL of classic mid- to late-season apples like Cortland, Macoun, and McIntosh, and newcomers like Gala, Honeycrisp, and Mutsu, Empire can sometimes get …

New England’s apple crop approaching its peak

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A BRIEF TOUR of Vermont orchards Monday shows how New England’s 2016 apple crop is shaping up. Mid-season varieties like Cortland, Honeycrisp, and McIntosh are …

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 …