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Apple Meatballs with Shitake Mushrooms

I LOVE meatballs, and I decided to mix it up with some apples. Sure enough, these Rockit™ Apple Beef/Pork Meatballs are a hit! With apples as an added element, it gives the meatballs a mix of sweet and savory. This simple dish was enjoyable to...

I LOVE meatballs, and I decided to mix it up with some apples. Sure enough, these Rockit™ Apple Beef/Pork Meatballs are a hit! With apples as an added element, it gives the meatballs a mix of sweet and savory. This simple dish was enjoyable to make and only took 30 minutes! I hope you enjoy the recipe, let me know in the comments what your go-to simple and clean meal is to make!

Recipe by: Truong Nguyen

Yield: 15 Meatballs (0.75 ounce scoop) 

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ Pound Ground beef, Organic – 100% Grass Fed  
  • ¼ Pound Ground pork (Best Quality Available) 
  • 1 Rockit™ Apple, Peeled- Apple Core Removed 
  • ¼ Yellow onion, Large Dice
  • 2 Garlic cloves, Roughly Chopped 
  • 1 Egg yolk 
  • 2 Tbsp. Gluten-free Breadcrumb 
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt 
  • ¼ Tsp. Black pepper 
  • 1 cup Shiitake Mushrooms, Quarter Chopped 
  • 1 cup Beef Bone broth 
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried or fresh thyme 
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin Olive oil 
  • 1 Lemon, Juiced and zested  
  • 1 Tsp. Cornstarch 
  • To taste Kosher Salt

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat Oven to 400 Fahrenheit 
  2. In a food processor fitted with chopping blade. Add Rockit™ apple, onion, garlic ,egg yolk and breadcrumb. Purée until fine paste. Set Aside.
  3. In Large bowl, Mix together Ground beef, ground pork and apple paste mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until incorporated, Don’t overwork your mixture.
  4. Scoop into meatballs and place on oiled baking sheet. 
  5. Bake for 15 Minutes.
  6. While meatballs roast. In sauté pan, sauté mushrooms till golden brown.  Deglaze with Beef Broth. Add thyme and lemon zest.
  7. In separate bowl mix cornstarch and lemon juice together. Add to  mushroom sauce, Simmer till sauce slightly thickens. Season to taste.

PLATING  

Place 5 meatballs in center of plate. Ladle Mushroom sauce over meatballs. Enjoy! 

TIP:

Use wet hands to roll  meatballs. This keeps the mixture  from sticking. If mixture  begins to stick, wet hands  again. Repeat till all  meatballs are formed.

Rockit™ Apple Waldorf Salad

Celebrating the freshness of Washington-grown produce and welcoming spring with this simple yet delicious salad! Easily put together in a flash with lots of contrasting texture and flavors. This apple waldorf salad is sure to be a hit around the family dinner table! Yield: 4 servings Recipe...

Celebrating the freshness of Washington-grown produce and welcoming spring with this simple yet delicious salad! Easily put together in a flash with lots of contrasting texture and flavors. This apple waldorf salad is sure to be a hit around the family dinner table!

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe created by: Michelle Tsang@petitesweetsnz

Ingredients

  • 3 Rockit™ apples
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 20 red seedless grapes
  • 1 hear of cos lettuce
  • handful of parsley leaves
  • handful of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

Method

  1. Slice celery and Rockit™ apples into thin pieces of similar size. Washing and slice the grapes in half.
  2. Roughly chop cos lettuce and parsley.
  3. Toast walnuts in a dry pan.
  4. Mix yogurt with lemon juice.
  5. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Apple Cardamom Tonic Mocktail

An elevated drink that is non-alcoholic and punchy for enjoying any time! Recipe tips: Chopping the apples into batons helps increase the surface area for the beautiful flavors to develop. Macerate the apples with sugar for 2 days before adding the cider vinegar - it gives...

An elevated drink that is non-alcoholic and punchy for enjoying any time!

Recipe tips: Chopping the apples into batons helps increase the surface area for the beautiful flavors to develop. Macerate the apples with sugar for 2 days before adding the cider vinegar – it gives you the best rosy color and amplifies the apple flavors. It takes about 5 to 7 days before its ready, but can keep for a month if stored in the fridge!

Yield: 1 cup Tonic base

Recipe created by: Michelle Tsang, @petitesweetsnz

Ingredients

  • 5 Rockit™ apples, cored and chopped into thin batons
  • 5 green cardamom pods gently cracked open
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

To Make the Apple Cardamom Tonic:

  1. Chop Rockit™ apples into batons. Place them in a medium bowl, add brown sugar and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add in the opened cardamom pods and seeds. Transfer to a covered jar for 48 hours till all sugars have dissolved.
  3. Add in apple cider vinegar, stir thoroughly and leave in a cool dark place (eg Pantry or garage) for 3 to 5 days. Every day, give the contents a good stir. Taste it each day from day 3 onwards.
  4. Once the flavor is intense enough for your liking and all the sugar has dissolved, strain out the solids.
  5. Store the tonic in the refrigerator for up to a month.

To Make an Apple Cardamom Tonic Mocktail:

  • 1/2 cup Apple Cardamom Tonic
  • 1 2/3 cup Sparkling or soda water
  • Ice cubes, regular and large
  1. Fill a large mixing glass halfway with regular ice cubes.
  2. Add Apple Cardamom Tonic, top with sparkling or soda water.
  3. Stir well and pour into individual glasses with large ice cubes to serve. Garnish with extra apple slices.

Note: Find your own favorite ratios by testing different quantities of Tonic and with flavored sodas too. To make it alcoholic, try adding ciders.

Rockit™ Apple Bacon Poppers

Instead of putting out the jalapeños poppers this year for the Super Bowl, try these little Rockit™ apple poppers! Its a great way to lighten up an old favorite and enjoy a serving a fruit as well. To make the poppers more kid friendly, try...

Instead of putting out the jalapeños poppers this year for the Super Bowl, try these little Rockit™ apple poppers! Its a great way to lighten up an old favorite and enjoy a serving a fruit as well. To make the poppers more kid friendly, try swapping out cheddar cheese and ham for the spicy pepper cheese and bacon. Go team Rockit™!

YIELD: 6-8 servings
Created by: Meg Raines

INGREDIENTS 

  • 8-10 Rockit™ apples
  • 6 ounces spicy pepper cheese, cut into cubes
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked
  • Toothpicks

METHOD 

  1. Cut the bacon into pieces about the size of the apple quarters.
  2. Cut each Rockit™ apple into quarters, remove the core and set on a serving plate.
  3. Place a piece of bacon and a cube of cheese on an apple quarter, skewer with a toothpick to hold together. Repeat with the remaining apple quarters. 
  4. Serve immediately.

Caramelized Rockit™ Apples with Maple Cinnamon Cream

Created by: Meg Raines Yield: 3-4 servings For a wonderful and cozy fall dessert that comes together in no time flat, bake little Rockit™ apples in a rich caramel sauce until they are golden brown and tender, then top them with a decadent maple cinnamon cream and crunchy...

Created by: Meg Raines
Yield: 3-4 servings

For a wonderful and cozy fall dessert that comes together in no time flat, bake little Rockit™ apples in a rich caramel sauce until they are golden brown and tender, then top them with a decadent maple cinnamon cream and crunchy candied almonds.  Delightfully delicious!

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided 
  • 8 ounces crème fraiche (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • 6-8 Rockit™ apples (enough to fill a 10-inch skillet when halved)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

METHOD 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Make the candied almonds: Spread sliced almonds out on a baking sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from oven and carefully drizzle 1 tablespoon of maple syrup over the toasted nuts, stir until the syrup has evaporated and the nuts are evenly coated. If you prefer a sweet and salty taste, sprinkle nuts with a small pinch of salt. Transfer nuts to a plate and let cool completely, keeping oven on for the apples.
  3. Make the maple cream: Add crème fraiche, or Greek yogurt, to a mixing bowl along with the cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Stir to combine. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Bake the apples: Cut each apple in half and remove the center core and seeds with a small paring knife or melon baller. Heat the butter in a 10-inch oven-proof skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-low heat. When the butter starts to bubble add the brown sugar and stir. Add the apples to the pan cut side down and let cook in the sugar mixture for 5 minutes, shaking pan occasionally to distribute caramel sauce. Carefully transfer pan to the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the apples are tender. Remove pan from oven, let cool for 5 minutes and transfer apples to a serving plate cut side up. Spoon remaining sauce over apples.
  5. Serve warm with a dollop of maple cream and sprinkle candied almonds on top and a dash of cinnamon if desired.

Rockit™ Apple, Bacon and Blue Cheese Flatbread

Created by: Meg Raines Yield: 2 8-inch pizzas Whether you call it flatbread or pizza, this creation serves up a delicious sweet and savory meal for the whole family. We used our famous mini Rockit apples on this flatbread to add a little sweetness to balance out...

Created by: Meg Raines
Yield: 2 8-inch pizzas

Whether you call it flatbread or pizza, this creation serves up a delicious sweet and savory meal for the whole family. We used our famous mini Rockit apples on this flatbread to add a little sweetness to balance out the tart blue cheese. But we also love the 

Rockit™ apples’ small size because it makes them easy to slice and easy to bite into when cooked. Top the flatbread with some arugula tossed with a light vinaigrette and your meal is complete.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (16 oz.) prepared pizza dough
  • 3 or 4 Rockit™ apples (depending on their size), thinly sliced crosswise 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn into 1-inch pieces 
  • 4 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

METHOD 

  1. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven. Preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit..
  2. Divide the dough in half; set one half aside covered with a damp towel while you build the first pizza.
  3. On a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, shape half of the dough into an 8-inch round; layer the surface of the dough with the thinly sliced Rockit™ apples, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Brush the apples and the edge of the crust lightly with olive oil, add half of the fresh mozzarella cheese and blue cheese, sprinkle with half of the bacon. If using a pizza stone, either put the cookie sheet on it or slide the parchment paper and the pizza onto the stone.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling. 
  4. Repeat step 3 with the remaining piece of dough while the first pizza bakes.
  5. Sprinkle baked pizzas with fresh rosemary or other herb of choice and serve hot.

Halloween Chocolate Apple Spiders

It’s boo time! Get the kids excited about Halloween with these adorable chocolate apple spiders. Our mini Rockit™ apples  fit in the palm of your hand, making them perfect for edible crafts with children. No Rockit™? No problem! Just use the smallest apples you can find...

It’s boo time! Get the kids excited about Halloween with these adorable chocolate apple spiders.

Our mini Rockit™ apples  fit in the palm of your hand, making them perfect for edible crafts with children. No Rockit™? No problem! Just use the smallest apples you can find and double the chocolate recipe if need be.

YIELD:  5 spiders

Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tube of Rockit™ apples (5 apples per tube)
  • 1 10 oz. bag of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, if needed to thin the chocolate for dipping
  • Candy eyes or other small round candies
  • 15 black pipe cleaners
  • 5 small go-to containers or small bowls (optional)

METHOD

  1. Place the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave in 20 second increments until melted, taking care to stir well between each increment. Keep a close eye on the chocolate and don’t let it overcook!
  2. Add coconut oil, if needed, and mix well until melted and blended into the chocolate. The chocolate should be glossy and smooth.
  3. Holding Rockit™ apples by the stem, dip them until completely submerged in the chocolate.
  4. Remove from chocolate and place on wax or parchment paper and allow the chocolate to start setting.
  5. Once the chocolate has started to set, add the eyes. NOTE: If you add the eyes too early they may slip off. Add them too late and they may have trouble sticking.
  6. Set aside and allow chocolate to firm completely. You can refrigerate the apples to speed up the process.
  7. While the apples are setting, take 3 pipe cleaners and wrap one once or twice around the middle of the other two. Shape the pipe cleaners into spider legs. Repeat 4 more times, until you have 5 sets of spider legs.
  8. Place the legs in the little containers or directly on a plate or platter if you aren’t using containers. The containers are optional but they do help to stabilize the spiders.
  9. When the chocolate apples are set, place them on top of the legs and adjust to maximize the scary effect!

Mini Tartes Tatin

Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert found in many of Paris’ bistros and brasseries. Typically served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, Tarte Tatin is a blissful combination of warm caramelized apples and puff pastry. And we haven’t even gotten to the good...

Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert found in many of Paris’ bistros and brasseries. Typically served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, Tarte Tatin is a blissful combination of warm caramelized apples and puff pastry. And we haven’t even gotten to the good news yet… it’s easy to make!

Our recipe makes six tarts but you can scale up by simply doubling or tripling the recipe. Using store-bought puff pastry makes this a cinch to whip up any day of the week. Rockit® apples are the perfect size to make mini Tartes Tartin using muffin tins. Easy peasy Rockit™ squeazy!

Recipe Development & Photos by: Williams-Raines

Yield: 6 mini tarts

Ingredients

  • 6 Rockit™ apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 roll of puff pastry dough*
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Grease 6 a 6-cup muffin tin. Do not use paper liners, this will ruin your dessert.
  3. First, you need to make the caramel. Place 1/3 cup sugar in a small heavy-bottomed pan, shake to distribute evenly, and place over medium-low heat. Do not heat pan before adding the sugar.
  4. This next step requires some patience, but it’s very important. Keep the sugar over medium-low heat and wait for it to melt. The process will likely take up to 20 minutes and it may be a while before you see any signs of melting. Do not stir! Eventually the sugar will melt and start to turn a dark golden brown color.
  5. While you wait for the caramel to form, unroll the puff pastry sheet and cut 6 circles the size of the top of your muffin cups. It’s okay if the circles are slightly bigger but they shouldn’t be smaller.
  6. Once all of the sugar has completely melted, take the pan off the heat and quickly stir in the lemon juice. Be very careful as the lemon juice will spit upon contact with the hot caramel.
  7. Immediately distribute the caramel evenly between the 6 muffin cups.
  8. Place 4 pieces of Rockit™ apple in each muffin cup. The pieces on the bottom should be placed rounded side down.
  9. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of butter and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar in each muffin cup.
  10. Take the dough circles and use them to cover each muffin cup, tucking the edges of the dough into the cups.
  11. Use a fork to make small holes in each of the dough circles.
  12. Place tarts in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry dough is golden-brown and the apples are very soft.
  13. Remove from oven. Gently press down on the tops of the dough to make sure it adheres to the apples. Be careful when you do this as bubbly hot caramel may come up the sides
  14. Let sit 5-10 minutes to cool down. Tarte Tatin should be served quite warm rather than piping hot.
  15. Use a large spoon to remove each of the tarts from the muffin cups. Place tarts dough-side down with apples facing up. If any of the apple pieces fall off, just put them back on top. No problem!
  16. There will be some caramel left in the bottom of the muffin cups. Use a teaspoon to drizzle it on and around the tarts for a pretty presentation.
  17. Serve right away with a scoop of quality vanilla ice cream. Bon appétit!

 

Crustless Mini Apple Pie Jars

All of the warmed goodness of an apple pie in a little jar topped with melty cream or vanilla yogurt. Created by: Annessa Chumbley, RD INGREDIENTS 5 Rockit™ apples, skin left on and diced 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2-3 tablespoon raw honey or pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon...

All of the warmed goodness of an apple pie in a little jar topped with melty cream or vanilla yogurt.

Created by: Annessa Chumbley, RD

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Rockit™ apples, skin left on and diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoon raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water, plus more
  • coconut whipped cream or vanilla Greek yogurt

METHOD

  1. Combine chopped apples, honey (or maple syrup), lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir cornstarch into the 1/4 cup water and add to the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes until apples are completely softened, and gooey-thick. You may need to add more water – about another 1/4 cup or more, as apples cook, to create a sauce-like mixture.
  2. Spoon the apple filling into 3-4 small dessert serving cups. Top with a scoop of coconut whipped cream or vanilla Greek yogurt.  Enjoy immediately!

Rockit™ Apple Pie Granola

Created by: Sari Diskin Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: This recipe fills 2 – 12 oz mason jars Apple season is not just for the Fall my friends! I enjoy apples all year round. I have recently discovered a new kind of apple that I wanted to share with you...

Created by: Sari Diskin
Created for: Chelan Fresh
YIELD: This recipe fills 2 – 12 oz mason jars

Apple season is not just for the Fall my friends! I enjoy apples all year round. I have recently discovered a new kind of apple that I wanted to share with you all. It is called the Rockit™ Apple! It is the cutest little mini apple you ever did see. Basically, the PERFECT pocket-size fruit. Truly, I have been walking around with 1 – 2 of these in my bag. I love the flavor profile of them – they are sweet, crunchy and delicious. They are great for kids to eat on the go because they can actually hold them in their little hands. They are very crisp too- I could slice one up with some cheese and a glass of Sav Blanc at a summer picnic and be super happy. Honestly, I am dreaming of a day like that right now.

Rockit™ Apples are also great to use in recipes! They are the perfect baking apple because of their flavor profile, which makes them a great addition to granola. Aka why I decided to make this Healthy Apple Pie Granola with them! The taste of the baked apples with the crunchy oats, nuts, and honey is absolutely amazing! This recipe is super easy and will be enjoyed by everyone. I love granola as a snack, on top of yogurt and even on top of some vanilla ice cream (channeling summer vibes over here).

Let’s get into it! Here is what you need:

  • Rockit™ Apples – Cutest little sweet and delish apples ever!
  • Rolled Oats – Gluten Free or Whole Grain work perfect
  • Fresh Pecans – Almonds also work great
  • Coconut Chips – I love it when these get toasted!
  • Honey – For Sweetness, of course ?
  • Cinnamon & Apple Pie Spice – If you do not have Apple Pie Spice, you can double the cinnamon or use allspice. Either work!
  • Coconut Oil Spray – Regular nonstick is ok too.

PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 20 mins
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

  •  2 Rockit Apples
  •  2 cups Rolled Oats
  •  2 tbsp Chopped Pecans
  •  2 tbsp Toasted Coconut Chips
  •  2 tbsp Honey
  •  1 tsp Cinnamon
  •  1 tsp Apple Pie Spice (if you do not have, do 2 tsp of cinnamon)
  •  Coconut Oil Spray

METHOD

  1. Set oven to 325
  2. Chop 2 Rockit Apples into small pieces (1/4 inch). Add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Toss in oats, nuts, coconut chips, spices, and honey! Toss and mix well with a spatula. Make sure the honey coats as much as possible.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
  5. Evenly spread out the mixture on the cookie sheet. Press down throughout with your hands or the back of a spoon/ spatula to make sure it is even. Sprinkle more cinnamon on top.
  6. Generously spray coconut oil on top so everything is well coated.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Store in a mason jar at room temperature for one week.