Gravenstein Recipes

The Press Democrat’s MicheleAnna Jordan shares her favorite gravenstein recipes and asks her readers for theirs

by MicheleAnna.Jordan

which you can read here, I talk about Sebastopol’s signature fruit, the Gravenstein Apple. In that column, which includes recipes for Spicy Apple Chowder with Bacon and Spicy Wine Country Applesauce, I promise to post links to some of my favorite dishes from the Seasonal Pantry archives and so, here they are. If you have a minute, please share your favorite ways to enjoy Gravensteins in the comments section.

What I sensed in that column, written ten days ago, has unfolded exactly as I suspected it would. Fall has arrived early this year and its evocative scent is every where now.

Quail & Bacon with Apple Cider Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Apple Cider Sauce

Boudin Noir with Apple & Potatoes

A thin-crusted apple tart is probably my favorite way to enjoy Gravenstein apples.

Thin-Crusted Apple Tart

Gravenstein Cole Slaw

Gravenstein Apple & Peach Compote with Raisins & Pine Nuts and with Bellwether Crescenza

link to the recipes