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 Rings4 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 6 eggs 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.