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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.  


A large firm apple that holds its shape well works in this recipe. Rome Beauty is excellent, as are Pippins and Virginia Gold.

This is a rich, moist cake that is a great favorite in the Shelton family. Use any of the Winesap varieties, Virginia Gold, Pippins or other tart flavorful apples in this cake.

This delicious apple tart is courtesy of Virginia James of Charlottesville, VA. Mrs. James prefers Stayman Winesap for this dish, which her husband grew in their small orchard in Charlotteville. Do seek out a tart, winey, well-flavored apple.