Michigan Fresh Recipe: Apples

Using, Storing and Preserving Apples''

Michigan-grown apples are available most of the year.

For maximum quality, store apples in a cool place, between 32 and 40 °F. Apples stored at this temperature maintain nutritional benefits such as B vitamins, fiber and vitamin C and can be kept for about a month. There are many varieties of apples, and they can be prepared in many ways.
Type of Apple Best Use
Ida Red, McIntosh,
Golden Delicious
Cooking and
Rome Jonigold, Cortland Canning
Preserving apples and other fruits andvegetables by freezing or canning themwhen they are at their nutritional peak allows people to use them throughout the year.

Microwave-Baked Apples

Makes 4 servings


  • 4 large baking apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Wax paper to cover

To Prepare

  1. Wash apples and remove core.
  2. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each apple to form a flat surface.
  3. Place apples in a microwave-safe baking dish.
  4. In a small dish, mix brown sugar and cinnamon
  5. Spoon mixture into center of apples.
  6. Cover apples with wax paper and microwave on high power 6 to 10
  7. minutes or until apples are soft.

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