Apples are one of the easiest and tastiest snacks we make for our kids. We let our kids have sweets, but limit those sweets to include fruits. Taking an apple or any fruit and cutting it up is such an easy way to get them to eat something filling but that also meet their sweet tooth wants.
With Halloween just ending, we did let the kids have a share of their candy. I will say that their bags were filled and there was way too much candy in their stockpile, but what can you do? With it now being away from those candy days, I keep them filled on snacks like Ambrosia Apples and other natural sweets.
We are fans of pinkish-red colored apples. They are always crisp and very sweet. Ambrosia apples are usually blemished free because they are picked for starch levels and not their color. The Ambrosia meets all the qualities of being “sweet like honey and pretty as the sunshine.”
What is also great about an apple like the Ambrosia is the Crispy and juiciness. Ambrosia’s fleshes are tender but also very crispy, with a nice crunchy texture, with just the right amount of juice. Taste comparisons have shown that fans of tart apples love the Ambrosia’s crunchy and juicy texture.
Ambrosia apples are great for cooking as they don’t mush too quickly, and are slow to turn brown from oxidizing making them great for salads and fruit plates. And with their extra sweetness, they require fewer sugars for baking!
The Ambrosia has come to life through a chance seedling from an orchard in Canada, instead of the old fashioned way of crossing varieties. McDougall & Sons has been growing the Ambrosia for more than 100 years. Ambrosia apples are non-GMO and come in organic and conventional selections.