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Apple Pie Tacos

As featured on Indy Wish TV Created by: Annessa Chumbley, RD Created for: Chelan Fresh INGREDIENTS 9 soft street-taco shells (see note below) 2 tablespoons raw sugar  1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided  5 Rockit™ apples, skin left on and diced 2 tablespoon raw honey  1 tablespoon lemon juice  2 teaspoons cornstarch  1/4 cup water, plus more coconut...

As featured on Indy Wish TV

Created by: Annessa Chumbley, RD
Created for: Chelan Fresh

INGREDIENTS

9 soft street-taco shells (see note below)
2 tablespoons raw sugar 
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided 
5 Rockit™ apples, skin left on and diced
2 tablespoon raw honey 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1/4 cup water, plus more
coconut whipped cream

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 375º.  On a plate, sprinkle raw sugar and cinnamon. Gently mix the two together. Spray both sides of the soft taco shells with nonstick cooking spray, then lightly dip both sides in the cinnamon mixture. 
2. Flip a muffin tin over. Place each cinnamon-coated soft taco shell between each of the muffin tins, so that the muffin-tin humps help the taco shell stay in place and formed. Place in the the oven and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove and let cool completely. 
3. To make apple filling, combine chopped apples, honey, 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, as apples cook, to create a sauce-like mixture. 
4. Spoon the apple filling into each of the taco shells. Top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle cinnamon, or a little granola.  Enjoy immediately!

NOTE

A tortilla that’s about 3-4 inches across works great. If you need to, you can take a larger wheat tortilla, and cookie-cut it using a 3-4 inch small bowl.

Rockit™ Grilled Cheese Sandwich

YIELD: 2 sandwiches  INGREDIENTS 4 slices of bread (optional: use whole-wheat artisanal bread)  1 tablespoon salted butter  2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (optional)  4 oz. cheddar, grated (optional: use sharp or aged cheddar)  1 Rockit™ apple, cored, peeled, and sliced fine Fresh ground pepper, to taste (optional) To serve  Dipping sauces: Ketchup, BBQ sauce, HP...

YIELD: 2 sandwiches 

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices of bread (optional: use whole-wheat artisanal bread) 
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter 
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (optional) 
  • 4 oz. cheddar, grated (optional: use sharp or aged cheddar) 
  • Rockit™ apple, cored, peeled, and sliced fine
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste (optional)

To serve 

  • Dipping sauces: Ketchup, BBQ sauce, HP sauce* 

METHOD

  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat.
  2. While the pan is heating, butter all the slices of bread on one side only 
  3. Place two of the slices, butter side down, on the pan.  
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese on each, then layer 1/2 of the Rockit™ apple, and top with the remaining cheese. If using, grind some fresh pepper on top.
  5. If using, spread the mustard on the other side of the two remaining bread slices. Close the sandwiches, making sure the buttered sides face up.
  6. Lower the heat a bit and cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 2-4 minutes. Delicately check the bottom regularly, you don’t want anything to burn!
  7. Using a spatula, carefully flip each grilled cheese and cook until the other side is golden brown, another 2-4 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan, cut in half or quarters, and serve with dipping sauces.

NOTES

  • Be careful when serving the grilled cheese sandwiches, especially to children. The cheese will be piping hot and you may want to let them sit a minute.
  • *If you can get your hands on it, HP sauce, also known as “brown sauce” in the UK, is astoundingly good with grilled cheese. Highly recommended as an accompaniment to the adult version of the recipe.

Mini Rockit™ Brie Pinwheel

Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 4-6 servings Elevate your party game with our mini Rockit™ apples and a mini wheel of brie. Cheese and apples are a party staple but arranging them in a pinwheel makes an elegant presentation that is easy to eat as well! INGREDIENTS  ...

Created by: Meg Raines
Created for: Chelan Fresh
YIELD
: 4-6 servings

Elevate your party game with our mini Rockit™ apples and a mini wheel of brie. Cheese and apples are a party staple but arranging them in a pinwheel makes an elegant presentation that is easy to eat as well!

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 (4.4 oz.) wheel of brie cheese
  • 3-4 Rockit™ apples

METHOD

  1. Slice the wheel of brie into 16 wedges, maintaining the round shape of the wheel.
  2. Cut the top quarter of a Rockit™ apple off and set aside for the garnish. Slice the remaining apple crosswise into rounds, then cut the rounds in half. (No need to worry about the core because the Rockit™ apples are such a small core that they are unnoticeable when eating; just remove any seeds.) Slice the remaining apples as needed.
  3. Insert the apple halves in-between the cheese wedges; when done place the apple top in the center as a garnish. Serve immediately.

Protein-Packed Roasted Winter Salad

Firm and sugary Rockit™ apples are perfect for roasting. They add a wonderful sweetness to our warm roasted winter salad with sweet potatoes, kale and black lentils. This healthy protein-strong salad makes a hearty main for two or a colorful starter for four. YIELD: 2-4 servings Recipe...

Firm and sugary Rockit™ apples are perfect for roasting. They add a wonderful sweetness to our warm roasted winter salad with sweet potatoes, kale and black lentils. This healthy protein-strong salad makes a hearty main for two or a colorful starter for four.

YIELD: 2-4 servings

Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines

INGREDIENTS

Salad

  • 1/2 cup black lentils (also called “caviar” or “beluga” lentils)
  • 3 Rockit™ apples, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 large red onion, peeled and roughly cubed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 4 cups kale, torn into small bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and peeled
  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses (or substitute balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh orange zest (optional)

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F / 220°C.
  2. Put lentils in a small pan and cover with three inches of water. Bring to a boil and cook until soft but not mushy, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. While the lentils are cooking, toss the Rockit™ apples, sweet potato and red onion in olive oil. Spread onto baking sheet and sprinkle with salt, fresh ground pepper and rosemary.
  4. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes, until fruit and vegetables are cooked through but still firm.
  5. While the fruit and vegetables are roasting, make the vinaigrette. Place the olive oil and pomegranate molasses in a small bowl and whisk until completely combined.
  6. Add the rest of the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk until emulsified.
  7. Rinse and drain the cooked lentils thoroughly, then place in a large bowl. Add the kale and half of the vinaigrette and mix carefully. Set aside.
  8. Once the fruit and vegetables are done, add them to the lentil and kale mix.
  9. Add toasted hazelnuts and parsley and mix.
  10. Add vinaigrette one tablespoon at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stop, when all salad ingredients are well coasted but not soaked. You may have some vinaigrette left over.
  11. Plate and serve immediately.

Edible Caramel Apple Wreath

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Time to break out the festive decorations and glitz the house with red, white and green. Chelan Fresh has elaborated a special holiday recipe that is decorative and delicious: an edible caramel wreath made entirely of adorable...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Time to break out the festive decorations and glitz the house with red, white and green. Chelan Fresh has elaborated a special holiday recipe that is decorative and delicious: an edible caramel wreath made entirely of adorable Rockit™ apples.

Kids will love dunking the frosted little apples into caramel before devouring them in three bites! This gorgeous wreath is easy to put together and makes for a playful and healthy holiday dessert. It’s perfect for sharing at a Christmas party. Maybe Santa and his reindeer would like one too…?

YIELD: One wreath (about 10-12 servings)

 Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines

INGREDIENTS AND SUPPLIES

  • 1 large food-safe serving tray
  • 5 tubes of Rockit™ apples (or 2 dozen small red or green apples)*
  • 16 oz. tub of dipping caramel
  • Fresh mint springs, for garnish
  • Sparkling sugar, for garnish

METHOD

  1. Wash the tray and the apples. Set the apples aside.
  2. Put a stemmed dessert glass in the center of the tray. If you don’t have one, you can also place one small glass bowl face down, add a dab of caramel dip, and place a second small bowl right side up on top of it. The stemmed glass or bowl will hold the caramel for dipping. You can also serve the caramel on the side if you prefer.
  3. Dip the bottom of the apples in the caramel one at a time and start placing them around the glass or bowl in a circle. Continue until you have used all of the apples (2 layers).
  4. Tuck mint springs between the apples to decorate the wreath.
  5. Spread a dollop of caramel on a few apples and sprinkle with sparkling sugar to create a festive “frosted” look.
  6. Fill the stemmed glass or bowl in the center with the remaining caramel.
  7. Serve to a happy crowd!

*NOTES

Rockit™ apples work particularly well for this recipe but don’t worry if you can’t find any. Just look for the smallest apples you can find and try to stick to bright red or green – so festive!

Dipped Valentine Rockit™ Apples

Will you be mine? Treat your special Valentine to adorable Rockit™ apples coated in luscious white chocolate and decked out in sprinkles! This simple craft is a perfect way for kids to take part in cupid’s special day. Our dipped Valentine Rockit™ apples are wonderful for parties:...

Will you be mine? Treat your special Valentine to adorable Rockit™ apples coated in luscious white chocolate and decked out in sprinkles!

This simple craft is a perfect way for kids to take part in cupid’s special day. Our dipped Valentine Rockit™ apples are wonderful for parties: beautiful to look at and delicious to eat.

YIELD: 8-10 dipped

Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines

SUPPLIES

  • 8-10 Rockit™ apples
  • 10 candy apple sticks or popsicle sticks
  • 10 oz. bag of white chocolate melting wafers
  • Assorted sprinkles and decorations

METHOD

  1. Rinse and thoroughly dry Rockit™
  2. One at a time, place apples on a stable surface and gently push a candy stick into the center of each Rockit™, at its core. Stop when you’re halfway through the apple. Set aside.
  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper.
  4. Have decorations ready along with a clean plate.
  5. Melt the white chocolate over low heat in a double boiler or a glass bowl set over a pan with simmering water. Stir until completely melted and remove from heat.
  6. Hold an apple by the stick and dip into the white chocolate, then rotate until the Rockit™ is completely covered. Hold right side up over the melted chocolate until the chocolate stops dripping.
  7. Holding the dipped apple over the plate (do not set the apple down), decorate with sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm. Set on lined sheet pan to cool and the chocolate is set.
  8. Repeat until all Rockit™ apples are coated in chocolate and decorated.
  9. Eat immediately or give to friends, kids or co-workers! Your beautifully decorated Rockit™ apples will keep for up to 3 days if wrapped lightly in plastic wrap or cellophane gift bag.

Rockit™ Apple Halloween Monsters

Get spooky with our pint-sized dipped Rockit™ apple Halloween monsters. This kid-friendly activity is a chance to get creative by making edible goblins, witches, skulls, mummies, and more!  Rockit™ apples are perfect for these dipped Halloween treats as they are child-sized and in season.  YIELD: 12 dipped apple monsters  Recipe...

Get spooky with our pint-sized dipped Rockit™ apple Halloween monsters. This kid-friendly activity is a chance to get creative by making edible goblins, witches, skulls, mummies, and more! 

Rockit™ apples are perfect for these dipped Halloween treats as they are child-sized and in season. 

YIELD: 12 dipped apple monsters 

Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines 

INGREDIENTS  

  • 12 Rockit™ apples 
  • 12 oz. white melting chocolate 
  • 12 oz. assorted colored melting chocolate (we used orange and green) 
  • 8 oz. dark chocolate chips  
  • 12 candy sticks or popsicle sticks 
  • Plastic ziplock bags or piping bags, one for each kind of chocolate (do not mix colors) 
  • Assorted decorations of choice: colored sugar sprinkles, candied eyes, frosting pens, etc.

METHOD  

  1. Wash and dry the apples well. 
  2. Push a candy stick into the top of each apple and push it down about half way through the Rockit™. 
  3. Starting with one color, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave by cooking for 5 seconds at a time and stirring in-between. Be careful not to burn chocolate. 
  4. Dip apples one at a time until completely covered, making sure to hold each apple over the bowl to let excess chocolate drip into it. Place dipped apples on parchment or wax paper to set. If using sprinkles add to the apples before the chocolate sets.  
  5. If you wish, melt a different colored chocolate and repeat. Ultimately this will depend on your planned designs. We recommend the following base coats: white for skulls and mummies, green for goblins and witches, and orange for pumpkins.
  6. Repeat process until all apples are covered in a base coat. 
  7. Once the base coat has set, create faces and accents on the apples. Place a few tablespoons of melted chocolate in a plastic zip lock bag, squeeze the chocolate to one corner of the bag and snip a very small hole in the end if the corner, use as a piping bag to draw on the apples. Use a separate piping bag for each color. 
  8. Set aside until the chocolate is set and can be handled. Serve immediately or wrap individually, apples will last at room temperature for 1 day or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  

NOTES: 

  • Do not try to use water-based food coloring to tint white chocolate instead of using store-bought colored chocolate. The results won’t turn out well!

Chocolate Dipped Rockit Apples

Ingredients Rockit™ Apples Bags of chocolate chips for melting; chose either dark, milk chocolate or white chocolate, or one of each for variety. Assorted topping suggestions: Chopped nuts Mini chocolate chips Mini marshmallows Flaked coconut Prepared caramel sauce Crushed peppermint candy or candy canes  Popsicle sticks...

Ingredients

  • Rockit™ Apples
  • Bags of chocolate chips for melting; chose either dark, milk chocolate or white chocolate, or one of each for variety.
    Assorted topping suggestions:
  • Chopped nuts
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Flaked coconut
  • Prepared caramel sauce
  • Crushed peppermint candy or candy canes 
  • Popsicle sticks for apples (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Assemble all of your topping in small bowls or in piles on a second sheet pan. Set aside.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a small glass or heatproof bowl in a microwave for 10 second increments, stirring in between, until completely smooth. NOTE: chocolate burns very quickly so be sure you do not overcook it. Alternatively melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Set aside to let cool slightly, stirring as needed. oil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until most of the water has been evaporated, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Insert popsicle sticks into the center of the apples, if using. 
  5. Holding the stem (or popsicle stick handle) dip the fruit into the melted chocolate, rolling it on its side to get more coverage, when it is well coated hold the fruit over the bowl until the chocolate stops dripping. Place the fruit on the lined sheet pan. Let the chocolate begin to set and cool for a few minutes before putting toppings on, otherwise they will slide right off. The most effective way to put the toppings on is, working over your topping bowl, hold the fruit with one hand and press a hand full of the toppings into the chocolate with the other hand, repeat until you get the desired results.
  6. Repeat with remaining fruit.

Note:

There is no set way these should look so let your creative genius loose and have fun! Use the different types of chocolate for drizzling or layering on the fruit, or pour a bit of caramel over the finished product for extra decadence.

Rockit Apples Lake Chelan

Apple Pizza with Walnut Parmesan Pesto, Caramelized Onions, and Goat Cheese

INGREDIENTS Apple Pizzas 1 store bought whole wheat crust Walnut pesto (recipe follows) Caramelized onions (recipe follows) 1 Rockit Apple, thinly sliced 2 oz. goat cheese 2 tablespoons golden raisins Walnut Pesto ½ cup walnuts 1 cup packed basil leaves ¼ grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup olive...

INGREDIENTS

Apple Pizzas

  • 1 store bought whole wheat crust
  • Walnut pesto (recipe follows)
  • Caramelized onions (recipe follows)
  • 1 Rockit Apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins

Walnut Pesto

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • ¼ grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • sprinkle of sea salt

Caramelized Onions

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped golden raisins

METHOD

To make the Walnut Pesto

  1. Add the walnuts, basil, Parmesan cheese, and salt to a food processor.
  2. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil, and process until a thick paste forms.

To make the Caramelized Onions

  1. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the onions.
  2. Cook the onions, stirring frequently until they are soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Turn down the heat to low and allow the onions to cook slowly over low heat, stirring only a few times until they are a deep golden color, about 30 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped raisins, stir, and continue to cook for about 10 more minutes until they are sweet and sticky.

To assemble the Apple Pizzas

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees and lightly grease a large cookie sheet/sheet pan.
  2. Roll or stretch dough out to fit onto the pan, about 12 inches round.
  3. Spread prepared Walnut Pesto on the dough, and then top with the Caramelized Onions.
  4. Next add the apple sliced to the pizza, and dollop with goat’s cheese.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes until the crust begins to crisp and the apples are golden.
  6. Sprinkle raisins over the warm pizza, and serve!
Rockit Apples Lake Chelan

Dipped Apple Slices

Yield: Makes 12 apple slices INGREDIENTS 2 Rockit Apples, each cut into 6 equal slices, and seeds carefully removed ½ lemon, juiced ¾ cup dark chocolate, chopped ¾ cup nut butter ½ cup of each variety of desired topping (such as chopped nuts, coconut, granola, chopped...

Yield: Makes 12 apple slices

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Rockit Apples, each cut into 6 equal slices, and seeds carefully removed
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup nut butter
  • ½ cup of each variety of desired topping (such as chopped nuts, coconut, granola, chopped chocolate, etc.)

METHOD

  1. Add lemon juice to a large bowl and carefully toss in apple slices. Dry on paper towel.
  2. In a small bowl, add the chopped chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave again for 30 seconds, stir until smooth.
  3. In a separate small bowl, add your favorite nut butter (microwave for 20 seconds if needed to soften)
  4. Add each topping to separate small bowls.
  5. Working one slice at a time, dip in either the melted chocolate and nut butter and then carefully sprinkle with topping. Place on platter or plate, and refrigerate briefly to allow chocolate and nut butter to harden.
  6. Enjoy!