Update: Congratulations to our three winners of the Apple Lover Giveaway.  The winners are: Nathan who adores Apple Turnovers, Naomi S. whose favorite apple recipe is Dutch Apple Pie, and Deeba Rajpal who loves Dorie Greenspan’s Apple Cake!

The Apple Lover’s Cookbook arrived right on cue the moment I was contemplating Apple Week at Three Many Cooks. I had seen an advance copy when I wrote a blurb for the back for it last spring. Here was my assessment of the book back then…

“Google ‘apple’ and you’ll get a little info. Purchase Amy Traverso’s Apple Lover’s Cookbook and you’ll get an in-depth guide to the major 59 apple varieties and a collection of all our favorite recipes savory and sweet (including which style of apple to use in every one). I wish there was a book like this for every single fruit and vegetable.”

Now that’s it fall, I’m really loving this book. Apples are coming in strong, and I’ve got a book full of appealing recipes—Vermont Apple Cider Donuts, Williamsburg Wrapples (little iced apple pastries) and a whole chapter devoted to pies and other baked apple desserts. There are savory recipes too—Pork and Apple Pie with Cheddar-Sage Crust, Sweet Potato-Apple Latkes, Apple Risotto.

In fact the recipes looked so good I couldn’t settle on just one, so the publisher has given us permission to run two. This morning it’s Dutch Baby, a puffy apple-filled popover, perfect weekend breakfast/brunch fare. The Southern girl in me couldn’t resist Apple-Stuffed Biscuit Buns, so stop in tomorrow for that recipe.

When I said I wish there were a book like this for every single fruit and vegetable, I meant it. So if you don’t win The Apple Lover’s Cookbook, buy it. It’s one you’ll keep coming back to for years—both for its appealing, timeless recipes and for its invaluable, exclusive apple information.

The publisher has also generously offered three books to give away. Just tell us your favorite apple recipe. Contest ends at 6PM this Sunday night, September 25th. We’ll announce the winners on Monday morning.