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Cox's Orange Pippin Apple and Caramel Apple Pie Squares Recipe

This is not the prettiest apple that we grow but wow - does it have a special flavor!

Approximate Ripening Date: September 12th

Flavor: This apple has a complex "aromatic" sweet-tart flavor which elevates it above most other varieties. It is citrus-y and almost tropical-tasting with a hint of pear flavor. This apple truly will make your flavor buds dance. It has a crisp, tender, juicy texture and a nice thin skin.

Baking: This apple will cook down somewhat when baked. It's one of those apples that is so good for fresh eating that I would only choose this for baking if it was past its eating prime.

History: A chance seedling that grew in Colnbrook Lawn in Buckinghamshire and was discovered by Richard Cox. It originate din 1830.

Other: This apple has so many great qualities that it has been used to breed at least eighty successful children apples.

Featured Recipe:

Caramel Apple Pie Squares

by Diane Lapacek

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup pecans-chopped

1 egg

1/2 cup butter - melted

2 tart apples

3 T flour

1 cup caramel topping

Combine cake mix, oatmeal and pecans. Stir in egg and butter until moistened. Mixture will be crumbly. Pres 3 cups of mix into greased 9x13 pan. Bake 8 minutes. Peel, core, and slice apples over crust. Whisk flour into caramel topping. Pour evenly over apples. Sprinkle with rest of crumb mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350-degrees or until golden brown. Cool.

Serving Ideas: Top with whipped cream or ice cream

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