To identify a high quality BC Tree Fruits apple, "Look for the Leaf" and you'll see its iconic green leaf sticker.
Did you know that the BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is owned by 520 local grower families who account for 7,894 acres of orchards in the Okanagan?
More fun facts about BC Tree Fruits:
- The apple season is one of the busiest times of the year for BC Tree Fruits' growers.
- Apples are the largest crop grown by BC Tree Fruits orchardists, with this season’s apple harvest estimated at 2.5 million cartons.
- There are 14 different varieties of BC Tree Fruits apples – see them pictured below.
One of my favourite afternoon snacks is a big, juicy apple, a handful of almonds, and a hunk of aged cheddar cheese. Yum!
But when I really want a treat, I gather everything I need for an apple crumble, and rub my hands together in anticipation as it bubbles and bakes.
The addition of walnuts and ginger give it a wonderful crunch and zing. I hope you'll love this recipe too!
- 6 of your favourite BC apples (McIntosh are mine for baking and snacking), cored and chopped (I leave the skin on for two reasons: less work and more nutrients)
- 2 tbsp fresh, grated ginger
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp cinnamon (read about cinnamon's amazing antioxidant properties here)
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In large bowl, combine apples, ginger, lemon juice and cinnamon.
- Place apple mixture in casserole dish and sprinkle walnuts over top.
- In separate bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, butter and coconut oil.
- Pour flour mixture over apple mixture and gently press down.
- Bake for about 35 minutes or until apples are bubbling and topping is crispy.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.