Envy ™ apples are part of a growing trend of premium apples. People are demanding better-tasting apples, and Envy ™ is one of the hottest apples on the market!
What is an Envy apple and what does it taste like?
Envy is cross between Braeburn and Royal Gala and have a naturally higher citric acid content which prevents the ‘browning’ enzyme from activating. This means they are VERY slow to brown, which makes them ideal for kid’s lunches, picnics, salads, charcuterie boards and party platters – they will look great for hours!
Envy apples are non GMO — naturally in Washington State and New Zealand. They can be found at grocery stores nationwide including: Central Market, Whole Foods, King Soopers, Publix, IGA, Wegmans, Walmart and more.
Lucky for us, Central Market is hosting an Envy Apple cooking class on January 16. At the class, you’ll learn how to make incredible recipes including Envy Apple & Blueberry Baked Oatmeal; Envy Apple, Arugula, Fennel & Roasted Walnut Salad; Butternut Squash & Envy Apple Soup with Sage; Sheet Pan Roasted, Fennel-crusted Pork Loin with Envy Apples & Onions; and a Roasted Envy Apple & Pear Compote with Candied Ginger. Is your mouth watering yet? I just know the smell (and tastes) from that kitchen will be amazing!
If you can’t wait for the class, take a look at this easy apple chip recipe.
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips
2 Envy™ apples, cored, and thinly sliced on a mandoline*
1 T ground cinnamon
¼ cup sugar
*It is important to slice the apples on a mandoline so they are thin enough (hard to do with a knife) and so that they are uniform in thickness.
Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
Stir together cinnamon and sugar.
Line large baking sheet trays with parchment paper and then spread out the apple slices evenly making sure they do not touch each other.
Sprinkle the tops of the apples with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, flip, sprinkle other side with cinnamon sugar, and then bake for another 30 minutes.
Remove apple slices from oven and then spread out on a rack to cool completely (if you do not have a rack, move the chips to a fresh piece of parchment on your countertop. Chips will harden and become more crunchy as they cool. TIP: you can remove one slice from the oven and let cool to see if it is as crunchy as you would like. If not, bake in the oven for longer.
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