So you’ve gotten your hands on some mountain apples. Consider yourself very lucky! This hard to find apple variety has a classic apple flavor with a quirky, oblong shape. Hailing from Hawaii, mountain apples taste sweet and floral, with a distinct pear-like essence that’s both surprising and familiar at the same time..
These unusually shaped, deep red apples can be eaten just like any other kind of apple. Like many varieties, mountain apples have a very thin, edible skin with refreshingly crisp flesh beneath. Unlike other apples, when sliced open you’ll find a seed or two in the center, but no core. Without the pesky mass in the center, it’s easier to enjoy more of the entire fruit.
All of your apple knowledge is easily applicable to mountain apples. Slicing, peeling, cooking, juicing and eating them will be easily accomplished using techniques you may already know and use every day, including simply biting into one!
With so many familiar aspects, this rare fruit is an easy fruit to introduce to kids and other not-so-adventurous eaters. Their pearlike juiciness and classic, sweet apple flavor earn mountain apples an invite to anyone’s lunchbox or pie filling.
Here are some of the best ways to enjoy mountain apples in your food and drinks. Your friends at FruitStand recommend gobbling up these apples faster than typical apples because they have a shorter shelf life. Keep reading to learn some of the best ways to eat mountain apples in snacks, meals and drinks!