Sierra Beauty Apples
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This item was last sold on : 11/26/16
Sierra Beauty apples are yellow with a pink to red blush and vertical stripes. Its fine-grained flesh is crisp and juicy with a creamy yellow color. Medium sized and squat in shape the Sierra Beauty has a balanced sweet-tart flavor with nuances of spice and a floral aroma.
Sierra Beauty apples are available in the late fall season.
An American heirloom variety the Sierra Beauty apple is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae).
Sierra Beauty apples contain vitamins A and C as well trace amounts of folate and potassium. They are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which has been shown to help prevent heart disease and promote healthy digestion.
The sweet and delicately spiced flavor of the Sierra Beauty apple makes it excellent for use in dessert applications. They can be sliced and baked, hollowed out and stuffed, battered and fried or slow cooked into a sauce. Their sweetness will compliment cookies, pies and tarts. Cubed they will add moisture and flavor to muffins, breads and cakes. Sierra Beauty apples work well in savory preparations as well. Cook into to soups and stews, slice and add to green, chopped and stacked salads or serve as an accompaniment to aged meats and cheeses.
The Sierra Beauty was first discovered in the 1890s growing as a chance seeding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. In the 1920s it was again discovered growing in the Sierras near Chico and for a short while was sold by a few local nurseries then fell out of production. In the 1980s it was rediscovered by the Gowan family as a chance seedling growing on their orchard in Anderson Valley, California. This heirloom variety has since been picked up by a handful of specialty orchards in Northern and Central California where it is grown in small quantities.
Recipes that include Sierra Beauty Apples. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Food 52||Breakfast Crisp with Apples, Pears, and Cranberries|
|Figments||Grilled Opah with Shaved Apple and Fennel Salad|
|Food and Wine||Apple Polenta Tart|
|Eugenie Kitchen||Baked German Apple Pancakes|