SELAH, Wash., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This December serve up Grapple® Brand Apples as a twist to the usual holiday food, especially where kids are concerned. Grapples are from Washington State, the world's finest apple growing region, with an innovative method for enhancing the natural flavor of apples with grape. A Fuji or Gala apple is bathed through a patented process, taking on the essence and mouth-watering taste of Concord grapes. The combination is outstanding, and is especially appealing to kids.
"The holidays can be a tough time to keep kids eating healthy snacks with so much temptation on display. Because Grapples are no ordinary apple, they fit into the mood and spirit of the season- something special," said Suzanne Wolter for Rainier Fruit Company.
Add a new twist to these favorite old-fashioned recipes by using Grapples -- kids will enjoy them.
Grapple Apple Rings
4 medium unpeeled Grapples, cored but left whole
1/4 cup peanut butter
1-1/2 teaspoons honey
1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and honey; fold in chocolate chips and cranberries and mix well. Fill centers of apples with peanut butter mixture; refrigerate 30 min. Cut into 1/4-in. rings. Makes about 2 dozen
Grapple Oven Pancake
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter
2 Grapples, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp. brown sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
Juice of ½ lemon
Powdered sugar for serving
Preheat oven to 425° F.
In a blender, mix eggs, milk, flour, sugar, and salt
Put butter in baking dish and place dish in oven until butter is melted.
Mix Grapple slices with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and lemon juice in a bowl.
Add Grapple slices to baking dish and leave in oven until butter sizzles. This can take
about 5 minutes. Do not let apples brown. Remove baking dish from oven and pour
batter over Grapples. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Return to oven and bake 20 minutes or
until browned. Serve immediately.
Grapple Brand Apples are widely available in grocery stores nationwide from October through May. They are sold in a 4-pack clamshell with an average MSRP of $3.49-5.99 or in a 4-pack poly sleeve with an average MSRP of $2.99-$3.99. To find a store that carries them or to order online visit http://www.grapplefruits.com or ask your local store to carry them.
About Grapple® Brand Apples
Grapple® Brand Apples are the quintessential perfect healthy snack for kids of all ages. Through a patented process, premium Washington State apples are infused with grape flavor to create a product that "Crunches like an Apple, Tastes like a Grape™". For more information call 800-232-2636 or visit www.grapplefruits.com and Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/Grapplebrandapples.
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