Apple Lover’s Cookbook–A Review and a Giveaway! (WINNERS ANNOUNCED)


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.


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  1. Kacie says

    I literally eat an apple every day for breakfast, I LOVE them. My favorite recipe with apples is my mom’s Thanksgiving apple crisp

  2. Doris says

    My all time favorite is apple pie made with northern spy and winesap apples. It’s even better with a cheddar cheese pie crust.

  3. BettyC says

    My daughter makes her own Apple Butter, so yummy and my sister makes Apple Dumplings that are to die for. I love them both.

  4. kim says

    simply apple crisp…and i have a very old recipe for swedish apple pie. it has no crust and was given to me …when we were first married…37 years ago…but a special friend who cooked on the farm…delicious.

  5. Paige says

    Deep dish apple pie is a favorite in my family, just apples, small amount of sugar, cinnamon and small amount of flour to thicken! My husband always asks for this for his birthday “cake”.

  6. Joanna V says

    A good moist apple cake with lots of cinnamon in the batter! A good Dutch Apple pie with vanilla ice cream is a close second.

  7. Tonia says

    Apple Cranberry Shortbread Bars, Gingerbread w/Applesauce, Apple Tarte Tatin, Carmel Apple Rolls (like sticky buns only with apple!). . .

  8. Chris says

    The skillet apple crisp recipe I got from Cook’s Illustrated last summer. It’s easy to do, and the depth of flavor is out of this world!

  9. Betty Armstrong says

    My grandfather raised apples for a living so my Mom learned to put apples in lots of things. My favorite, now that I do not eat many sweets, is apple-mushroom-sausage stuffing at Thanksgiving

  10. Deb says

    Green Apple, Cheese, and Chard Oven Omelette from “The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper” (Kasper and Swift). Thought it would be wierd but loved it.

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