Boulder County Farmers Markets: At the Market: Apples deserve the limelight

 Boulder County Farmers Markets: At the Market: Apples deserve the limelight

Boulder County Farmers Markets

Apples are the easiest food. A pureed apple is probably one of the first real foods you ever ate. And then there were a thousand apples that followed.

Apples dipped in peanut butter after your day at grade school. Apples you bobbed for (prepandemic) as a kid for Halloween. That caramel-wrapped apple your orthodontist gave you when your braces came off. Fresh apples you munched at the school library while studying for finals. The apple cider you had after you turned 21.

Just because the apple is simple doesn’t mean boring. Apples are elevated by everything we do with them. Think: Apple cake, apple slaw, apple tarts, apple in a potato curry, apples in a savory chicken salad, apple butter. There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples, each one with its own flavor and uses.

We’re offering a simple — not boring — Dutch baby recipe highlighting apples in this column. It’s done in minutes, and…

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