Man, I love apples. But my obsession with this pomaceous fruit cultivated only a few years ago, while I was living in New York City. I’ll never forget that crisp fall day when I stumbled across an overwhelming variety of apples from regional farms. They were ugly and I hardly recognized any – where were the Red Delicious or the Fuji apples I was so accustomed to? Oh, there was so much to learn. From tart Winesaps (my favorite) to sweet Ginger Golds to crunchy Staymans, apples were redefined and quickly became my new favorite fruit. This Belle de Boskoop apple and quince tart, by Bojon Gourmet, is the perfect example of why an apple isn’t just an apple . . .


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(image by The Bojon Gourmet)