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Broccoli Waldorf Salad with Rockit™ Apples

Recipe by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity INGREDIENTS  Broccoli - Instead of lettuce, we are using crunchy, fresh broccoli in this Waldorf Salad. Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Sharp cheddar has the perfect salty and tangy bite that nicely contrasts the sweet apples in this salad. Onion - Use...

Recipe by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity

INGREDIENTS 

  • Broccoli – Instead of lettuce, we are using crunchy, fresh broccoli in this Waldorf Salad.
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Sharp cheddar has the perfect salty and tangy bite that nicely contrasts the sweet apples in this salad.
  • Onion – Use red for a little bit more bitterness.
  • Rockit™ Apples – Rockit™ apples have just the right amount of tartness and just the right amount of sweetness. They’re so juicy too.
  • Greek Yogurt – Yogurt will be the base of our Waldorf Salad dressing. This lightens up a what could be a heavy, cream-based dressing and adds a bit of protein too.
  • Light Mayo – To thicken up the yogurt dressing a bit.
  • Salt & Parsley – Added to the dressing for a balance of flavors.

DIRECTIONS

  • First, we will chop our produce: If your broccoli isn’t already cut into florets, chop into bite size pieces. If you buy a pre-cut bag of broccoli, cut any larger pieces. The smaller the better with this salad! Finely dice the red onion. Dice Rockit™ apples.
  • Then, add produce to a large mixing bowl along with cheddar cheese.
  • For the dressing, in a smaller bowl combine greek yogurt, light mayo, salt, and parsley. Mix until combined.
  • Add dressing to the large bowl and toss well until all broccoli florets are covered.
  • Enjoy!

Steak au Poivre with Grilled Rockit Apples

Recipe by: Truong Nguyen| Yields: 4 servings INGREDIENTS  4 each Filet mignon about 3 ounces  To taste Ground black pepper To taste  Kosher Salt 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (divided- 1 Tbsp each) 3 Each Rockit apple, De-cored, medium sliced  6 Sprigs Fresh thyme  3 Tbsp Vodka ...

Recipe by: Truong Nguyen|
Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS 

  • 4 each Filet mignon about 3 ounces 
  • To taste Ground black pepper
  • To taste  Kosher Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (divided- 1 Tbsp each)
  • 3 Each Rockit apple, De-cored, medium sliced 
  • 6 Sprigs Fresh thyme 
  • 3 Tbsp Vodka
  • 1 Cup Apple juice

Apple frisée salad

  • 1 Each Rockit apple, De-cored, thinly sliced 
  • 1 Head Frisée, cleaned and torn apart

PREPARATION 

  1. Preheat grill to Medium heat
  2. Season steak generously with salt, lightly oil and set aside.

  3. Clean frisée and set aside in a bowl big enough to toss apples with.
  4. *Grill steak to desired doneness.  Let rest 7 mins tented in foil.
  5. In cast iron pan on medium heat melt butter, add apple sauté 5 mins. Add thyme, apple juice and peppercorns. Add steak, flipping so steak is covered in sauce. Remove thyme sprigs.

  6. Add vodka and flame. (Don’t be alarmed it may produce large flames.
  7. Serve along side the frisée, shaved apples. Using the sauce as your dressing. ENJOY!

*How to Grill Filet Mignon

  • For a 1-inch cut, grill 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 12 to 15 minutes for medium (160°F).
  • For a 1½-inch cut, grill 15 to 19 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 18 to 23 minutes for medium (160°F).

PLATING

Cut steak in half, top with salad and drizzle a generous amount of sauce over steak. Serve!

Rockit™ Apple Bison Burger Protein Style with Green Chili

Yields: 3 Servings Recipe by: Truong Nguyen INGREDIENTS  1 Pound Ground bison patty (about 4 ounces each) 2 Tsp Spicy brown mustard 1 Tsp Kosher Salt 1 Tsp Ground black pepper (medium ground) As needed High smoke point oil example: avocado oil 2 Each Rockit Apple, de-seeded...

Yields: 3 Servings
Recipe by: Truong Nguyen

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 Pound Ground bison patty (about 4 ounces each)
  • 2 Tsp Spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground black pepper (medium ground)
  • As needed High smoke point oil example: avocado oil
  • 2 Each Rockit Apple, de-seeded and small diced
  • 1 Tbsp Green chili- diced, canned
  • 1 Each Yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 Head Iceberg washed and carefully de leafed

Toppings (optional)

  • 4 Tbsp Mayo
  • 4 Tsp ketchup
  • 4 slices Tomato (beefsteak, heirloom, or large)
  • 8 slices Pickles
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

 

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat grill to medium high
  2. Salt and pepper each bison patty generously and massage with spicy mustard.
  3. Next prep your burger toppings: Slice tomato, onion, cheese, wash lettuce and dry pickles. Set aside
  4. Using a small sauté pan, place on grill to preheat. Once hot, add 1 tbsp of oil. Add onions and cook till brown, add apples. Season with salt, add chilis. Cook till apples are soft, and its looking jammy. Set aside.
  5. Grill the burgers on medium high heat, about 4 minutes per side, less or more depending on the thickness of the burger and the heat of the pan/grill, or until the internal temperature is 140°F for medium rare, or 160°F for well done. Let rest in foil for 2 mins.
  6. Top with desired toppings, wrap in lettuce. And SERVE!

PLATING 

Cut in half and serve along salad, vegetable chips or desired side.

Grilled Oysters with Rockit Apple Butter

Yields: 1 dozen Recipe by: Truong Nguyen       INGREDIENTS 1 Dozen Oysters, medium sized Fresh and alive  4 ounce Butter unsalted- room temperature 2 Each Rockit Apple, grated 1/2 Each Scallion, minced 3 Each Garlic cloves, minced 1 Tsp Thyme- fresh and chopped 1 Tbsp...

Yields: 1 dozen
Recipe by: Truong Nguyen

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Dozen Oysters, medium sized Fresh and alive 
  • 4 ounce Butter unsalted- room temperature
  • 2 Each Rockit Apple, grated
  • 1/2 Each Scallion, minced
  • 3 Each Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tsp Thyme- fresh and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Chervil- fresh and chopped
  • ¼ Tsp Black pepper
  • 1 each lemon zest

 

 

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat grill to High, ripping hot
  2. In Large bowl, Mix together apple, butter, herbs, lemon zest, garlic, and pepper. Until everything is incorporated.
  3. On a piece of plastic wrap, place butter in a long line. Roll into a log and refrigerate.
  4. Shuck oysters and place on bed of salt until ready
  5. Once grill is hot and butter is cold. Cut butter log into 12 coins. Place a coin on each oyster
  6. Grill till bubbling hot and shell is slightly charred and butter has melted
  7. Serve

PLATING

Place oysters in center of platter. Use salt for stabilization garnish with hot sauce and lemon wedges.

Rockit™ in a Pocket – Stuffed French Toast!

Recipe created by: Valerie Musser of @valeriesofcoursecatering Ingredients: 12 sliced of thick brioche bread 6 Rockit™ Apples, peeled, cored, and halved 7 eggs ½ milk of choice ½ tsp. vanilla extract Dash of almond extract Dash of cinnamon powder Dash of cardamom powder Pinch of salt Directions: ...

Recipe created by: Valerie Musser of @valeriesofcoursecatering

Ingredients:

  • 12 sliced of thick brioche bread
  • 6 Rockit™ Apples, peeled, cored, and halved
  • 7 eggs
  • ½ milk of choice
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash of almond extract
  • Dash of cinnamon powder
  • Dash of cardamom powder
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F. Make an impression in each piece of bread with a Rockit™ apple and cut out a small apple sized circle using the impression as your guide. Alternatively, you can use a small apple sized biscuit cutter. Set aside.
  2. Peel, core and halve the Rockit™ apples. Using the hasselback technique, slice each halved apple, keeping the slices together and not cutting all the way through. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, add the remaining ingredients, whisk to incorporate. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture and place on a lined and buttered baking sheet.  When all the bread has been dipped, slip the halved and sliced apples into the center pocket of each brioche slice.
  4. Using a basting brush, brush each apple top with any remaining egg mixture.
  5. Cook in your preheated oven for 11 minutes on the middle rack.  After the time has elapsed, bring the temp up to broil and continue to cook for 2 additional minutes or until the brioche toasts are golden brown. 
  6. Serve with honey, powdered sugar, maple syrup or just enjoy as is!

 

Rockit™ Stuffed Snacks

Created By: Valerie Musser of @valeriesofcoursecatering Ingredients: (2 servings) 4 Rockit™ Apples cored 1 String Cheese 1 Jerky Stick Tools: Paring Knife Apple Corer Directions: Core four Rockit™ Apples with a paring knife or an apple corer. Cut the string cheese and the jerky stick in half. Insert...

Created By: Valerie Musser of @valeriesofcoursecatering

Ingredients: (2 servings)

  • 4 Rockit Apples cored
  • 1 String Cheese
  • 1 Jerky Stick

Tools:

  • Paring Knife
  • Apple Corer

Directions:

  1. Core four Rockit™ Apples with a paring knife or an apple corer.
  2. Cut the string cheese and the jerky stick in half.
  3. Insert each halved piece into the center of the Rockit™ Apple and add to your lunch routine!


The cheese and/ or jerky sticks also keeps the apple from browning. These make a great addition to a charcuterie board or party appetizer! 

 

Rockit™ Apple, Quinoa, and Spinach Salad

Created by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity Ingredients: 2 Rockit™ Apples 3 cups spinach 1/2 cup rice 1/4 cup red onion 1/4 cup brussels sprouts 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup candied pecans 1/2 avocado 1/2 feta cheese 1/4 cup dressing Tip: add dressing before serving. If packing for...

Created by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity

Ingredients:

  • 2 Rockit™ Apples
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 cup brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup candied pecans
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup dressing
  • Tip: add dressing before serving. If packing for meal prep, store dressing in a separate container and pour over salad prior to serving 🙂

Instructions:

  1. This salad comes together in less than 5 minutes and is super simple to substitute ingredients out if need be.
  2. Start by preparing the rice (I recommend using a microwavable pouch and making it according to the instructions)
  3. Finely dice red onion, chop dried cranberries, and Rockit™ Apples.
  4. Let’s build the salad. Layer in the spinach and cooked rice.
  5. Add the red onion, apples, cranberries, feta cheese, pecans, and avocado to the salad.
  6. If consumed immediately, toss the salad with dressing. **but if meal prepping it, please keep the dressing on the side for optimal freshness & pour it on prior to consuming.

How to Make Simple Apple Pie

Created by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity Learn how to make a Simple Apple Pie stuffed with layers of delicious and flavorful apples and covered in a warm brown butter sugar sauce in this easy recipe! It's the perfect way to finish up a holiday meal with your loved...

Created by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity

Learn how to make a Simple Apple Pie stuffed with layers of delicious and flavorful apples and covered in a warm brown butter sugar sauce in this easy recipe! It’s the perfect way to finish up a holiday meal with your loved ones!

you need to learn how to make this simple apple pie

My mom makes the most delicious homemade apple pie for Thanksgiving each year. In fact, it’s her favorite dessert! So you have to understand how wonderful and nostalgic this recipe is for me. 😍 This post wouldn’t be possible without her willingness to share, so thanks, Mom! And I am so happy to pass along this recipe to YOU so you can your families can enjoy, too!

This simple apple pie is stuffed with layers upon layers of crisp apples and covered in a brown butter sugar sauce. When you pop it in the oven, the apples soften, the sauce caramelizes, the crust becomes buttery and flaky…you seriously can’t pass up this amazing dessert.

Enjoy with some powdered sugar on top, a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a warm cup of tea or coffee. It’s the perfect ending to your holiday meal with your loved ones!

ingredients for homemade apple pie

Apples: I used Rockit™ apples. They’re my favorite kind.

Pie Crusts: This recipe uses pre-made pie crusts.

Butter: So rich and flavorful! Adds delicious taste to this apple pie.

Apple Pie Spice: If you don’t have this, you can substitute with 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, ½ tablespoon of nutmeg, and ½ tablespoon of cardamom.

Corn Starch: This will help thicken our filling.

Vanilla Extract: Helps bring all of our delicious flavors together.

White Sugar: Important for sweetness!

Brown Sugar: I used light brown sugar. This adds a different dimension of sweetness that the white sugar can’t bring.

Water: We’ll use this in our filling.

kitchen equipment you’ll need

To make this apple pie, you’ll need a pie dishpizza cutterapple corer/slicercutting boardvegetable peelerchef’s kniferubber brushmeasuring cups + spoons, and a saucepan. A baking sheet is optional.

how to make this simple and delicious apple pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Allow pre-made pie crust to come to room temperature.
  3. Wash and peel all of the Rockit™ apples. Then, remove the cores.
  4. Slice all of the apples into thin rings, about ⅛” inch thick.
  5. Layer in one of the premade pie crusts into your pie dish. You’ll need to confirm with your instructions whether or not to grease the pan.
  6. Place apple slices into pie crust, arranging in a circle and building in a pyramid-like shape. The photos below show you exactly how this should look if you are confused!
  7. Roll out the other pie crust on a cutting board. Then, using a pizza cutter, cut ¾” strips.
  8. Create a lattice design by arranging half of the strips vertically and the other half horizontally across the pie.
  9. Next, heat a sauce pot to medium-heat. Melt butter in the pot. Then, whisk in corn starch.
  10. Add in brown sugar, apple pie spice, vanilla extract, white sugar, brown sugar, and water. Whisk again.
  11. Then, pour the wet mixture over the entire pie. Use a rubber brush to spread it evenly on top.
  12. Bake the apple pie for 35-45 minutes at 350°F until the crust is golden and apples are cooked. You might want to put the pie on a baking sheet to catch any dripping.

what’s the best way to cut a pie?

I know it’s hard, but you need to be PATIENT and let the pie cool before slicing! This will allow the corn starch to really do its job and thicken up the delicious apple juices that were busy caramelizing in the oven. We want an apple pie—not an apple soup!

Once the pie is cooled, I suggest using a serrated knife to cut. This will help reduce the amount of crumbs. Be sure to run your knife through your cuts a few times to ensure you’ve cut through the base. Then, I recommend removing your slice carefully with one of the flat sides of the knife or a dessert spatula.

The result? A perfectly sliced piece of delicious apple pie! 😊

apple pie faqs

How should I store this apple pie?
You can store it in the refrigerator in the pie dish covered with tinfoil or in an airtight container for up to 5 days. To reheat, toss it in the oven at 350°F. You could also microwave it in 60 second intervals until hot.

Any tips for success?
Slicing your apples into equal sizes is KEY! I used a VERY thin knife to carefully slice all of the apples into slices less than ⅛” thick. If you have an all-in-one apple peeler/corer/slicer, use it! It’s the best way to achieve desired results.

Anything I should watch out for?
If the crust starts to burn before the apples are done, don’t panic. The final minutes of baking the pie are crucial, so don’t take it out early. You can line the pie dish with a tinfoil cover to redirect the heat.

Can I freeze this apple pie?
You sure can! Just make sure to wrap it tightly so there is no air that could cause freezer burn.

Do I need to use a certain kind of apple?
Any type of apple will work, and I encourage you to use your favorite! (I love Rockit™ Apples!) Just note that you may want to adjust the amount of sugar you use depending on what type of apple you choose. For example, Granny Smith apples are quite tart. You may want to increase the white sugar to ¾ cup. In comparison, a Fuji apple is on the sweeter side, so you may need less sugar.

What should I serve with this pie?
Sliced with a big ole scoop of vanilla ice cream, DUH! I also love topping with warm caramel sauce and/or candied pecans.

Mini Rockit™ Apple and Cheese Danish

Created by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity Ingredients needed for this recipe:  9 Rockit™ Apples (Visit rockit.fruitlocator.com to find Rockit Apples in a store near you) (2) puff pastry doughs (I found mine in the freezer section at my local grocery store) 1-2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 (8oz) softened cream...

Created by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity

Ingredients needed for this recipe: 

  • 9 Rockit™ Apples (Visit rockit.fruitlocator.com to find Rockit Apples in a store near you)
  • (2) puff pastry doughs (I found mine in the freezer section at my local grocery store)
  • 1-2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 (8oz) softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup egg white wash
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (for garnish)

Recipe instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Let’s make mini Rockit™ Apples & Cheese danishes together. Start with 2 puff pastry doughs at room temperature. (I found them in the freezer section at my local grocery store). Lightly flour a surface and spread the pastry dough flat.
  3. Use a pizza cutter or knife to slice the puff pastry into 18 equal squares (if you’re using 2 sheets of puff pastry, it will be 9 small squares)
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Fill into a piping bag or use a spoon to scoop cheese batter onto pastry squares.
  5. Cut Rockit™ Apples into fine slices and layer onto cheese + pastry combo.
  6. Fold the puff pastries into squares and brush them with egg wash. Sprinkle them with cane sugar.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the danish is lightly toasted.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Plum + Apple Chicken and Rice

Recipe by: Emily Schuermann, Food For a Year, LLC, @food_for_a_year Yield: 6 servings This recipe uses some sweet and tart apples & plums to bring seasonal (and delicious) flair to dinnertime! One-Pan Wonder Did you know you can cook rice with chicken – altogether – in the oven?! It’s one...

Recipe by: Emily Schuermann, Food For a Year, LLC, @food_for_a_year
Yield: 6 servings

This recipe uses some sweet and tart apples & plums to bring seasonal (and delicious) flair to dinnertime!

One-Pan Wonder

Did you know you can cook rice with chicken – altogether – in the oven?! It’s one of my favorite ways to make dinner! Just a little liquid, boneless skinless chicken thighs and rice (and seasonings of choice) and you’ve got yourself a complete, one-pan meal in under one hour!

To make the perfect one-pan chicken and rice, start with 2 cups of rice and 1 cup of cooking liquid. Spread the rice evenly over the pan and then place chicken thighs on top of the rice.

The steam and cooking juices from the fruit and chicken will combine with the cooking liquid to make perfectly cooked rice and chicken! It’s like magic.

Fall Flair Meets Dinnertime

Plums and apples are such a wonderful addition to this comfort food classic – here’s what you’ll need ::

  • 2 apples, sliced horizontally and cored
  • 2-3 juicy plums, cut into eighths

key tip for recipe perfection —

Make sure the plums are ripe – to overripe! When baking with the rice, they’ll turn all jammy and saucy. It’s the magic maker!

Plum Apple Chicken & Rice

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (trimmed of extra fat)
  • 2 apples, sliced horizontally and cored
  • 2-3 juicy plums, cut into eighths
  • 2 c rice (I used Calrose)
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 2 T butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • 1/2 t ea : fresh thyme, rosemary & chives
  • 2-3 hot chili peppers (optional)
  • 2-3 T sweet hot chili sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray an 11″x17″ baker with nonstick spray. Add rice to the baker, spreading evenly. Pour broth over the rice. Dollop butter atop the rice.
  2. Add chicken and top with apple slices and plum sections. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and finely chopped herbs. Drizzle 1 T of the sweet hot chili sauce over the chicken (if desired).
  3. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes. When the internal temperature of the chicken thigh reaches 165° and the rice is cooked through*, remove the foil and broil for an addition 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is lightly golden in color.
  4. Serve immediately.

Serves 6

*Depending on the type of rice and thickness of the chicken thighs, the rice may need a few additional minutes of cook time. Simply tightly re-cover the pan with foil and return to the oven for 10 more minutes (if you find that the rice is underdone).