Sweet, Crunchy Apple Makes A Cameo Appearance

An apple a day can keep the doctor away, but it’s also a healthy reminder of favorite flavors and aromas, like homemade cider, fresh apple pie, and fall harvest adventures in the orchard.

There is now a new apple in grocery stores likely to satisfy the most demanding palates: the Cameo® apple is a gourmet variety known for its thin skin. Whether eaten fresh by hand or used in a favorite recipe, cameos have an irresistible combination of sweet taste and crunch.

Native to the United States, the Cameo apple was discovered as a random seedling in the 1980s and has been in commercial cultivation for six years. Cameos are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium, and are high in cancer-fighting antioxidants.Moreover, a medium apple contains only 80 calories.

Here’s an easy, delicious and flavorful way to enjoy this Washington beauty:

Cameo Apple Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Chill Time: 1/2 hour

Quantity: 4 cups

2 cups Cameo apples, diced

1/2 cup red onion, diced

1/2 cup (1 large) Anaheim pepper, finely chopped

1 jalape├▒o, finely chopped (optional)

1/4 cup lime juice

1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Tip: For a snack, serve with tortilla chips or use as a garnish to complement a meal of grilled chicken, fish or pork.