Apple Profile

Gingergold

One of the first apples picked each August, Gingergold is attractive, aromatic and has a gingery-sweet to mildly tart flavor.

Gingergold apples are bright golden-green with flesh that is fine-textured, crisp and creamy white.  This apple is great for snacks, salads and especially baking in pies.

It’s sometimes called the variety brought by Hurricane Camille because a Virginia apple grower discovered the first Gingergold apples among the washed-out remains of a Golden Delicious orchard destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969.  The first Gingergold apples were noticed in the early 1970s, and the variety brought to market soon after.

Gingergold shares many attributes of mild-mannered, thin-skinned Golden Delicious, yet it matures much earlier.

Get Gingergold quickly when you see it!  Although a decent keeper, it’ll be gone by October.

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Recipes

Pure Bliss Apple Ginger Scones

Scone Ingredients:

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. cold butter
  • 2 Michigan Gingergold apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 tsp. lemon zest

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Using a cheese grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture.  Stir.  Add chopped Gingergold apples and candied ginger.  In a small bowl mix together the egg, cream and lemon zest.  Gently mix into apple mixture.  Stir until dough forms.  Knead dough 6 times.  Place on parchment paper, form into an 8-inch round about 1-inch thick.  Cut into 8 wedges; separate slightly.

Bake for approximately 15 minutes until just lightly golden.  Cool slightly.  Combine glaze ingredients, drizzle over scones.

Apple Gingered Fish

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. tilapia or salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup Michigan apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger root

Apple Relish Ingredients

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  • 1 cup diced Michigan Gingergold apples
  • 1/2 cup diced mangoes
  • 1 sliced kiwi, cut in 4
  • 1/4 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger root

Wash fish and cut into serving pieces.  Combine Michigan apple cider, garlic and the ½ tsp. ginger root.  Place cider and fish in airtight container or plastic bag and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.

While fish is marinating, prepare relish.  In small bowl, combine relish ingredients.  Cover and  refrigerate.

Grill or broil fish until fish flakes and is done.  Serve hot with Apple Relish.