Sweetly dripping with juice and warm spices, this low-sugar apple pie comes wrapped in a flaky, gluten-free crust. You can serve this to vegans and carnivores alike, no one can ever tell it’s not a standard pie.
In October I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA. One of the Fresh Summit sponsors was Rainier Fruit, who provided these specialty apples to everyone at the opening brunch.While I did think it was a little odd to put apples in individual boxes, part of the challenge for produce marketers is making their products seem “new.” And that’s where packaging comes in. The Junami (pronounced JUNE-ah-mee) is grown in Washington State and has proven to be excellent in storage, so they will begin appearing in grocery stores in the States this month and next. It’s a large, crisp, and exceptionally juicy apple. It did make a delicious pie. Feel free to substitute a tart, firm baking apple like Granny Smiths if you want to make a pie for the holidays or can’t find Junamis. Much of Rainier’s fruit is grown organically (although not all is certified yet), and the Junami will be available as conventionally grown this year (2013) and also organic next year (2014).
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So glad I finally bought an apple corer! Makes working with apples a breeze. I also love the OXO peeler.