The apples are crisp and wonderful in their raw form. I have some waiting to be enjoyed in my refrigerator, but want them to retain their crisp texture. Here is a fun recipe to try. It would be a great Halloween treat to share at a party or with your family. Enjoy.
Amy Hetager, CSA Blogger
Spiced Pickled Apples
2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
2 tsps Kosher Salt
1/4 cup Ginger, peeled and diced
1 tsp Allspice Berries
1 tsp Peppercorns
2 Cinnamon Sticks
2 Star Anise
1 lb Apples, cut in half or quarters
Prick the apples in a few spots. In a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, water, sugar and all spices. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Add apples. Cover and simmer for five minutes or until a pairing knife meets resistance. Transfer the apples and liquid to a bowl and cool completely.
Transfer to a clean glass jar and refrigerate at least eight hours before serving. Can be stored in your refrigerator for a month.