A Catskills Apple a Day…Fun Facts!

  • 1 apple has 5 grams of dietary fiber (always eat the peel, which has two-thirds of the apple’s fiber!)
  • An amazing 2,500 apple varieties are grown in America, but only the crabapple is native to North America.
  • It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce a single apple.

Catskills Seasonality

Late August Through Early November

Apple Storage Tips

  • Apples should be stored in the refrigerator and are best if used within two weeks.
  • Want an unripe apple to hurry up and get ready for eating? Leave it at room temperature, and it will ripen 6-10x faster than in the fridge.

FEATURED RECIPE: Easy, Homemade Apple Cinnamon Chips

INGREDIENTS (♥=Fresh from the Catskills!)

♥4-5 of your favorite Catskills apples
3 tablespoons of sugar (or less, to taste)
2 tablespoons of cinnamon (or less, to taste)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Slice all of your apples into very thin slices.
3. Lay out parchment paper on a baking sheet(s), and then place the apple slices on them.
4. Sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar.
5. Bake for one hour. Then flip over the slices, and bake for another hour and thirty minutes. Watch those slices carefully so they don’t burn!
6. Cool, serve, and enjoy! Store at room temperature for easy snacking.