Honeycrisp apples are in season now! A cross between a Macoun and Honeygold apple, we first discovered this tart and sweet crispy gem when we lived next door to Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. The apples burst with flavor and Pikelet & Lollo have aptly named their favorite breakfast apple, “The Big crunch!” (If you are interested, see an old article I wrote for DMagazine on my beloved Seattle here).
The season for Honeycrisp apples is short usually around mid October for a month or so though I’ve noticed they are lingering longer at the grocery store these days. Lollo likes the thin skin and it doesn’t irritate his throat like other apples. Pair them up with other seasonal fruits like pears, Satsuma mandarins and pomegranates have fun with what the kids call The Itty Bitty Foodies Turkey Lurkey Fruit Plate. And just like the Henny Penny or Chicken Licken story, our Turkey Lurkey suffered the same fate and was gobbled up!
Side note: I used Honeycrisp apples and Satsuma mandarins for feathers, Seckel pear (don’t you love the little bit of red on the skin?) for the body, dried apricots for feet, white chocolate chips for eyes, sliced almond for beak and cranberry for the snood. Dress it up with a little fresh pomegranate seeds and voila. To stick on eyes and beak use honey or peanut butter.
Till our next Happy Meal!