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 jalapeño, 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.