One a day keeps the doctor away -- here's how to get more apples in your life.
Holmsted Fines Apple Jalapeno Chutney
We love using a tablespoon of chutney in any place we’d use pepper jelly - to spike up a bowl of grits, on a cracker with a mild cheese, to glaze a pork chop or chicken breast. Rebecca Williamson of Birmingham graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in London and that’s where she gained her appreciation for this very English condiment. Back in the States, she dreamed up four chutney flavors including Balsamic Red Onion and Apple Jalapeno. Serve her chutneys with cheese, stir them into a vinaigrette or check the website for a chutney and bourbon cocktail that calls for her peach chutney but would be just as delicious with the apple jalapeno variety.
$9.99 per 12-ounce jar. Available at Cook’s Warehouse, Kathleen’s Catch, Lucy’s Market, Star Provisions and the Buckhead and Ponce de Leon Whole Foods. holmstedfines.com
Hearthy Apple Flour
We were so intrigued with the fruit and vegetable flours from Hearthy Foods. Banana flour, carrot flour, mango flour and our pick for today, apple flour. It’s nothing but apple, organic Washington state apples to be exact. We don’t know how they turn the apples into flour, but the smell and the taste are definitely all apple. The flour is sweet like apples, too, but there’s no sugar. So it makes a nice sweetener for your cup of tea as well as a flour substitute for your next coffee cake. We found we particularly liked all these flours mixed into pancake batter, but check their website for dozens of uses.
$14.99 per 16-ounce package of apple flour. Available on Amazon or at hearthyfoods.com . Coming later this year to Whole Foods.
Adams Apple Pie Jam
Or maybe you just want to eat your apples with a spoon. We found Adams Apple Pie Jam on a trip to Greenville. The recipe was created by Theresa Adams of Lexington, South Carolina. Adams Apple Eatables also offers apple butter, apple cranberry butter and apple pumpkin butter. You can buy just a jar (or several jars) or get the jar and a sweet wooden spoon decorated with a tiny half apple that makes it easy to just eat that jam right from the container. The jam truly lives up to its name. It’s tart and sweet and sings of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Yes, you can put it on toast but it’s perfect for pancakes, to use as an apple filling for turnovers or to stir into your next bowl of oatmeal.
$10.99 per 9-ounce jar and spoon. Available at Roswell Hardware and Cork Boutique and Gifts in Covington. http://adamsappleeatables.com