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 …

The McIntosh will soon be ready at Sholan Farm in Leominster, Massachusetts. (Russell Steven Powell)

Expect a Good Crop of McIntosh and Other New England Apples

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NEW ENGLAND expects a good fresh apple crop in 2018, although there will be some fluctuations throughout the six-state region. New England’s largest apple producing states, …

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 …

Winning apple pies

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  CALL IT beginner’s luck. “It was the first attempt I ever made at writing my own recipe and baking an apple pie,” says Mandie …

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. …