These apples are huge and highly sought after! They're great for fresh eating and using for baked apples.
Approximate Ripening Date: October 1st
Flavor: The Fireside has a sweet, pleasant flavor with a dense crispy flesh. This apple is great for fresh eating.
Baking: It will hold its shape when baked. Because of its large size it is fantastic for making a baked apple treat. It also great for dehydrating.
History: Mcintosh x Longfield cross released by the University of Minnesota in 1943. It is also commonly called the Connell Red.
Baked Apple Supreme
Recipe By Mary Lou Stronach
Serving Size: 6
6 medium apples
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 T butter
1 cup pecans - coarsely chopped
1 cup raisins
2 cups water - boiling
Wash and core apples. Place in baking dish. Cover bottom of dish with boiling water. Fill each apple cavity with 2 T sugar, dash of cinnamon and ginger and 1/2 T butter. Bke covered 30 minutes at 375-degrees or until apples are soft. Baste occasionally with liquid in pan. Remove apples. Pour remaining liquid into saucepan. Add raisins and nuts. Gently boil until syrup thickens. Pour over apples Serve hot or cold with whipped cream.