Have you ever had the Harry Potter Bertie Bott's Jelly Beans? You know the ones where 1/2 the time you think your getting an apple flavored jelly bean, but you end up with a grass or booger jelly bean? Gross. Well if you haven't experienced the agony of eatting them, I'm sure you've been the culprit in convincing someone else to eat one. Anyways.......... a company in Washington has produced an apple that tastes like a grape!? Grapples are Washington apples that have Concord grape flavoring added to them. For more information on the process check out:
http://www.grapplefruits.com/process.html (The Food Network's "Unwrapped" even did a segment on Grapples.)
I've tried a grapple and they are incredibly tasty. They made me feel like a little kid, whose mind was boggled by what it was seeing. Hehe. And don't even get me started on it's aroma! If you hold a Grapple 4-pack to your nose, smelling them is just as contagious as sniffing those Mr. Sketch Scented Markers.
The only pitfall of a Grapple is it's price. I bought a 4-pack of Grapples for $5.99. Which converted out to be about .29 cents per oz (OR $4.64 per Lb.) Ekk! However.........I HIGHLY recommend making the investment at least once in a while. It's a sweet treat you wouldn't want to miss out on.
6 cups thinly sliced grapples (Need to find grapples? Click here)
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pre-made refrigerated or frozen pie crusts
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Core, peel, and slice grapples.
- In a bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
- Place one pie crust in a circular baking dish. Place grapples onto of the pastry. Sprinkle grapples with sugar and cinnamon mixture.
- Cut butter into 1/4 inch slices. Place butter on top of the grapples.
- Cover the pie with the second top crust. Take the prongs of a fork and use it to press on the edges on the grapple pie, to ensure that the second top pie crust is firmly attached to the bottom pie crust.
- Place on lowest rack in oven. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes longer. Remove and let grapple pie cool for 1/2 hr.