Thanksgiving Apples

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Linda Quinn from the New York Apples Association discusses how to use apples to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.

    Linda Quinn: Hi! I am registered dietitian, Linda Quinn with New York Apples. Nothing says welcome home better than the delicious aroma of baking apples. Apples can warm anything giving tradition. Whether you add them to turkey stuffing, cook up some fresh apple sauce with cinnamon and nutmeg or baked that classic apple pie, you'll be sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater.

    Thanksgiving is a great time we give thanks to all that we have and no holiday table is complete without locally ground apples. Just like at the first Thanksgiving American farmers work hard to bring delicious and nutritious apples to your dinner table.

    Apples are the second most popular fruit in America and they are in season right now. Try these delectable holiday recipes and you'll see for yourself. Try a new take on the traditional stuffing recipe by adding some walnuts and delectable apples.

    Another Thanksgiving favorite is sweet potato casserole and they could be sweetened up with juicy apples and apple cider. Try red cabbage and apples that old fashion recipe that goes great with the glass and cold cider.

    Apples can even be in addition to your table by providing this natural, edible and beautiful center piece. Just simply fill a large basket with apples, autumn vegetables, gourds and flowers. To create a festive and edible arrangement that will bring color in focus to your holiday table.

    Show your family how much you love them by adding nutritious apples to your holiday recipes. Apples are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and vital nutrients that your family needs to protect their health. And good health is something we can all definitely give thanks for.