Thanks to the Michigan Apple Committee for inviting me to their recent event to cook with and learn more about Michigan apples.
I have loved apples for a long time. When I started baking, my go to recipe was thick apple crisp.
We recently moved and our home has a few apple trees. About 8 to be exact, so we were thrilled. They produced a ton of apples and we were able to share with our friends and make apple pie and crisp and everything apple.
Michigan’s soil and climate make it perfect for producing high-quality delicious apples.
I recently went to a blogger event with the Michigan Apple Committee to make some recipes using Michigan Apples. Chef Paul was there to help us out. Chef Paul is a very talented, patient and amazing.
I got to cook with my blogger pal Kerri from Momma of 4 Cutiez. We made some tasty dishes using those delicious Michigan apples. We used apples in as many ways as we could in the recipe. Apples, apple cider, apple vinegar, and chopped apples. In my mind I was on Iron Chef to complete the meals.
We learned some great tips from Chef Paul on how to fix meals when the might not turn out how you planned. He also taught us some great techniques to improve our cooking skills, and save our fingers.
We made some delicious recipes. Chef Paul made it so we were using apples in about 5 different ways in our dishes and challenged us to use the recipe as a template and come up with our own version. We used the recipes as a guideline.
I think we did a pretty good job.
Michigan has more 9.2 million apple trees in commercial production on 36,500 acres on 850 family-run farms in Michigan producing approximately 24 million bushels in 2015. That doesn’t count my 8 trees or those of the neighbor or anyone else who has their apple grove.
I have several apple recipes you can use to make delicious treats. What is your favorite way to eat apples?