It’s September, which means one thing (okay, it means a lot of things): apple season has arrived in Baja Arizona! Locally grown Arizona apples are smaller, denser, and more flavorful than those grown elsewhere, and we love their unique qualities. Eat these locally grown apples by themselves, or turn them into delicious pies, scones, and sandwiches.
What’s more classic than an apple pie? This 100% from-scratch pie yields a buttery, flaky crust filled to the brim with tender, sweet, cinnamon-coated apples. This Cinnamon Apple Pie is great on its own and even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
When you don’t want a side of apple slices with your grilled cheese, put those apple slices in your grilled cheese. Then, marvel at how well they go with the rustic bread, melty cheddar, and sweet caramelized onions. You may never want anything beside this Apple and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese ever again, and I wouldn’t blame you for it.
If you’re sick of boring salads, switch it up with this zippy Apple, Kale, and Carrot Salad with Ginger Apple Cider Dressing. It’s crunchy, tangy, sweet, and healthy. What more could you ask for?
Remember that bag of prickly pears you put in your freezer a few weeks back? Here’s the perfect way to use it. This epic Baja Arizona Apple Prickly Pear Pie with White Sonoran Wheat Crust is a wonderful way to use a plethora of locally grown ingredients. Make it alongside the Cinnamon Apple Pie (above) and you’ll be in pie heaven.
Apple Cinnamon Scones with Almond Maple Glaze that will make you think you’re stepping on crunchy leaves on a crisp fall morning instead of sweating on a 98º day. Yeah, they’re that good. Drizzle them with lots of almond maple glaze for extra happiness.