3 Toppings for Apples During Apple Season in New York
Apple season is here in the Hudson Valley and I am super excited. I enjoy eating apples all year long but the first apple off the tree each fall is pretty special.
I love picking up local apples I just don't particularly care to pick my own. I do love to do things with apples. Doing recipes with local apples is really tasty. I am not a great baker so Apple Pie will not be part of my plan.
Toppings for Fresh Picked Hudson Valley Apples
I could not find any statistics on what the most popular apple topping is but I am guessing the three I chose here are on the top of the list.
Caramel might be my favorite thing to add to a fresh-picked Hudson Valley apple. It can be a little messy while you are making them but they are easy to eat if you include the stick. I am a fan of the dip and hardened caramel, not the wrap kind. The wrap always seems to fall off and doesn't allow you to dip into other goodies as the caramel dries.
Salt was always my Dad's favorite for some reason. Anytime he had an apple he had the salt shaker out. The salt on the apple actually tastes really good. If you sprinkle it directly on the apple slices the salt melts right into the apple leaving you savory and sweet.
Peanut Butter is amazing. My Mom always put peanut butter on apples. I discovered if I put my daily lump of peanut butter on an apple slice I didn't have to do dishes. Yes, I was a spoonful of peanut butter kid. The apple was so much tastier than the spoon.
And of course, if you are a talented baker then by all means put them in a pie.
Places to Pick Apples Near the Hudson Valley