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This recipe is a Shelton family favorite and an especial favorite of the family's patriarch, Bud Shelton. These cakes are substantial without being heavy.

Just like the brunch drink, but even more refreshing on a hot summer day in peach season!


Apples and gruyere team up for a salad that's just as good the second day. Use fresh crisp well-flavored apples. Albemarle Pippin, Winesap and Virginia Gold all have a wonderful sweet/tart balance that enhances this combination.

Main Course

Savory and delicious, pork and apples make a great pairUse a tart highly flavored apple variety for best results...Winesap, Stayman, Pippin, Northern Spy and if you cannot find anything else, a Granny Smith will do.

As printed in Edible Blue Ridge, Fall 2011, a Tom Burford favorite!

Serves 6 to 8

 It's cold out there!  Warm up with an apple-enhanced take on the classic scalloped potato dish.  And yes, apples are still in season; varieties such as Gold Rush, Albemarle Pippin, Pink Lady, and Stayman store well into the winter months as long as they are protected from temperatures below about 27 degrees Fahrenheit.  Apples can add another layer of flavor to many winter dishes, especially roasts, casseroles, and soups.