Red Currant Pie with Buttered Sourdough Crust

Red Currant Pie with Buttered Sourdough Crust

Similar in flavor to traditional cherry pie, red currant pie is a bit more sour, a bit more complex.  We like to pair it with a flaky sourdough pie crust whose innate tartness complements the flavor of currants.

Currant pie - a staple dessert on our summer table is best served with heavy cream. Mellowed with a bit of cane sugar, tart red currants fill the base of this simple, rustic pie.

Melted Apricots with Fresh Raspberries

Melted Apricots with Fresh Raspberries

These fresh apricots positively melt in the heat of the pan before you toss them with fresh raspberries and sprinkle them with the lightest dusting of pistachios for an easy, no-fuss, one-pan dessert with no added sweetener.

No-Drip Raspberry Popsicles

No-Drip Raspberry Popsicles

Ruby red, delicately floral and sweet with a punch of tartness, raspberry popsicles always seem to have a place in the freezer, tucked away for lazy afternoons.

Raspberries only really reach their peak of ripeness – sweetness, flavor and antioxidant capacity – in the summer. Just like all berries, raspberries are fragile and if picked too early, they lack flavor. This makes frozen raspberries a particularly good year-round choice, since they’re picked at the peak of ripeness and flash-frozen to preserve their flavor, nutrition and the overall integrity of the fruit.

Fresh Cherry Tart

Fresh Cherry Tart

You don't actually cook the cherries in this oh-so-fresh tart, which shows off their peak-season flavor. 

Sweet, Salty, Crunchy, Zingy Apple and Celery Salad

Sweet, Salty, Crunchy, Zingy Apple and Celery Salad

This is one of those recipes that falls out of nowhere and into your brain. I assume it was inspired by something, but I have no idea what, it just appeared. I know apple and celery salads are a thing, but this one is quite different from your standard version. It mixes up a variety of crunchy, salty, and sweet ingredients for a wonderfully refreshing salad that still feels hearty enough for winter. My husband, who can always be counted on to come up with the most pithy/amusing things to say about what I cook, started eating it and exclaimed (with gusto), "oh my gosh! This salad is changing my life one bite at a time!" So there you go, it's a life changing salad. ;)

Apple Bacon Mac & Cheese

Apple Bacon Mac & Cheese

Sweet apples and savory cheddar give a fresh twist on a classic recipe in this Apple Bacon Mac and Cheese!

Cider Donut Bread Pudding

Cider Donut Bread Pudding

In the search for warm, comforting desserts not much tops bread pudding. This tasty version uses cider doughnuts instead of bread as the base, and adds a creamy custard with a hint of vanilla. You just can't go wrong here.

Oatmeal Waffles with Apple Butter

Oatmeal Waffles with Apple Butter

These waffles begin the night before – so, breakfast takes much less effort! Quick cooking
oats create a tender waffle, old fashioned oats result in a more substantial, chewy
waffle.

Bourbon Apple Butter Ribs

Bourbon Apple Butter Ribs

Adapted from Bon Appetit, July 2005 – this recipe calls upon many of Champlain
Orchards’ products!