Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We have lots of Apples!

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, we at Garside's Fruit Farm sure did.  We made several dishes for Thanksgiving that contained Apples.

We made an apple tart pie, it is an absolutely delicious dish made with shredded apple.  Here is the recipe:

1 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 Cup of Butter
Combine the flour, salt, sugar and butter together with a fork until it looks like shortbread.  Then stir in 1 Tbsp of Vinegar.  Blend all together with a fork.

Press this mixture into the bottom of a springform pan, extending 1" up the sides of the pan.

Then combine these ingredients:

1 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Flour
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
3 Cups Coarsely Grated Apples (we used a 50/50 combination of the Bramley and Boskoop Apples.

Once you have those ingredients blended, spread over dough in springform pan.

Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes.  Cool on rack in pan.  Remove from the springform pan and sift icing sugar on top.  Serve with whipping cream or ice cream.

Other items we made with Apples from Garside's Fruit Farm Thanksgiving feast was our Cranberry sauce.  This recipe was told to us by a customer.  It is from Jamie Oliver's recipe collection - this is a Apple Cranberry Sauce, the recipe specifically calls for Bramley Apples!  This was absolutely delicious, and easy to make.  Even those people who are not the biggest cranberry sauce fans at the table thought it was delicious.  The recipe even says you can, preserve the sauce by canning it.  Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/apple-cranberry-sauce

The final item we made with apples was our Stuffing.  This stuffing recipe is my absolute favourite  I always make a ton of stuffing, to insure I have an ample amount leftover.   This recipe is called Wild Rice, Apple and Dried Cranberry Stuffing.  We used mostly Bramley Apples in this with a few Boskoop Apples, to add a bit of a different flavour.  As always this recipe turned out wonderfully.

Instead of the usual turkey for Thanksgiving, we used a Garside's Fruit Farm Free Range Roasting Chicken, done on the BBQ - Beer Can Chicken Style.  Super easy and delicious way to roast your chicken.  We used a 8 1/4 pound chicken and it was wonderful!

Currently at the farm we have several varieties of apples available: Bramley Apples, Boskoop Apples, King Apples, Spartan Apples and coming this week will be our Jonagold Apples.  These apples are all available for $1.25 / lb, with the exception of the Spartans which are $1.00 / lb.

We also have 1 pound baskets of delicious Cherry Tomatoes.  These baskets are available for $3.00 / lb.

Our Free Range Roasting Chickens are also available for $3.75 / lb.

Coming soon: Northern Spy Apples and Gloster Apples.  Both will be available for $1.25 / lb. b We are always taking pre-orders for these!

If you have any questions, comments or would like to place an order with us, please do not hesitate to contact us at 604.556.4273 or garsidesfruitfarm@shaw.ca. Also "Like" us on Facebook!

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