#ygkChallenge: Apple Baked Goodness

baked apple treatsWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Cook up some apple flavored treats. Now you might be asking yourself, “how does this week’s challenge better the local community”? Remember the saying sharing is caring, and delicious food is a sure way to a loved one’s heart.

My grandmother used to make the best apple pies. Now I know yours probably did too, but if we were to have a taste off, it really would not be a competition. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve her pies. As apple season reaches its peak, it makes sense to make the most out of the one of the Fall’s best fruits. With numerous orchards around the city and in the county, a trip to pick and taste your favorite can be a great way to spend a weekend. I’ll be following my Grandma’s famous recipe and trying to recreate her perfect pies.

Get picking, get cooking, and if your so inclined, share your favorite apple-based recipes below!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Edward Kimber for today’s photo.

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Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

2 thoughts on “#ygkChallenge: Apple Baked Goodness

  • October 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm
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    "…sharing is carrying…" A great typo to blame on autocorrect, but still true in more ways than one <g>.

  • October 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm
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    I just made home made chunky applesauce to go with thyme pork chops last evening. Cut up abt. six large firm apples, I use honey crisp or granny smith. Use one quarter cup of dark brown sugar and one quarter cup of maple syrup. Place two ceylon cinnamon sticks in the pot, one quarter cup of water and one good chai tea bag. The Chai spices add a deeper richer flavour to the apple sauce. Cook over low flame stirring occasionally for about twenty min. Do not let this boil down so the apples are all mush. You want some large apple pieces left in there. Sometimes I will add a quarter teaspoon of freshly ground pepper just to give it a little more spice. Sweet, spicy and made with fresh apples and far better than canned mushy apple sauce. You could make this and then put in a phyllo dough mini tart shells, then top with a small amount of old cheddar cheese then broil.

    Serve on top of well seasoned pork chops.

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