Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sowing the Seeds of Appley Greatness

Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!

Johnny Appleseed was a squealingly awesome apple-loving, animal-loving dude...he planted apple nurseries throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and West Virginia which helped early Americans establish settlements, and of course gave them yumful applesauce and apple cider! He was also exquisitely kind to animals and eventually became a vegetarian. September 26th was Johnny Appleseed's birthday, so dig into some appley treats and celebrate!
There is some debate over exactly what kind of apples old Johnny planted but most historians lean towards the glowingly green tart are some Pippin-friendly recipes to get your apple party started.  ;)

from Cookie and Kate

from Reboot With Joe

from Raley's

from Judi and Shari Zucker via VegKitchen

from Janet at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs

from Nikki at Fresh Young Coconut

from Lisa at Raw on $10 a Day (or Less!)

from Zel's Vegan NutGourmet

Check out just a few of the over 7500 apple varieties!
What's your favorite kind of apple? Do you enjoy baking with apples? Care to share a favorite apple recipe link?


  1. Replies
    1. I just spied your Apple and Cashew Cream Tart...I agree, pastry +"cream" + fruit = pie heaven. Fabulous recipe!

  2. I love baked goods with apples and all of these look fantastic! I think my faves are galas, pink ladies, and granny smiths!