An apple a day keeps the doctor away…or so they say. Fall is in full swing and that means that apple season is here! Weather you eat apples just as they are or use them to bake a sweet treat, they are a year round staple in most homes.
Today I am sharing a recipe that my mom has been making for as long as I can remember. This delicious apple cranberry bake is perfect to add to your morning pancakes or oatmeal or even just eating it in a bowl as is! Let’s not forget it is also a tasty topping for ice cream, too. Nothing is better then warm apples with cranberries….such a great flavour combo! I love apple season!
Apple Season in BC
BC Tree Fruit farmers work hard this time of year to bring out the best product for us to use. I am always so happy to source locally grown BC fresh foods and know where my fruit is coming from.
They grow over 12 varieties of apples….and looking at the list I think there are a few I have never tried yet! They are:
- Golden Delicious
- Granny Smith
- Pink Lady
- Red Delicious
- Royal Gala
I have loved apples since I was little and it is one of my favourite snacks with some natural peanut butter. You can never go wrong with having peanut butter and apples. 🙂
This time of year I also love going out to pick my own apples. I have always enjoyed making a trip to the orchard and it is so fun to do with a friend or your family. We always went out as a family when I was young.
In my recipe below I used BC Tree Fruit Ambrosia apples. They are known to be sweet and crisp making them perfect for salads, baking and snacking. Fun Fact: Ambrosia apples are slow to brown making them a great choice for all your favourite salad recipes.
You might also like Reasons That I Love Cherry Season in BC.
Since 1936, BC Tree Fruits has been a source for apples, pears, peaches, cherries and a whole host of other fruits grown by over 430 local families in the sunny Okanagan Valley during apple season. In addition, BC Tree Fruits owns and operates BC Tree Fruits Cider Company (which I used in this recipe), Grower’s Supply Company and a fresh produce market in Kelowna.
Apple Fun Fact #73 – Apples are easier to peel when they’re cold (but keep in mind, most of the fruit’s remarkable nutritional value is found in the skin).
Apple Cranberry Bake
When shopping, be on the lookout for the BC Tree Fruits sticker leaf. Their apples are premium quality so make sure to look for the Leaf when buying apples!
Apple orchards during apple season also provide a great place to capture photos! Here are some fall apple photos from past years. 🙂
What is your favourite thing to make with apples? Let me know!
This apple recipe blog post is a paid partnership with BC Tree Fruits. All thoughts and opinions are my own.