a november symphony – smitten apples and pomegranates
Clubs of America | Nov 10, 2023
As November unfolds and autumn paints the world in warm hues, Clubs of America’s Fruit of the Month Club is set to grace our tables with the November Symphony – Smitten apples and pomegranates. Join us on a flavorful journey as we explore the unique characteristics of these seasonal gems and savor the autumnal goodness they bring.
Hailing from New Zealand, the Smitten apple is a crossbreed of Gala, Braeburn, Falstaff, and Fiesta varieties, resulting in a harmonious blend of sweetness and tartness. This apple’s distinctive crispness is akin to biting into autumn itself. The thin skin, flushed with hues of red and gold, encapsulates a juicy and aromatic interior.
The Smitten apple’s flavor profile is a delightful medley of honey, pear, and citrus notes. These apples are delicious when incorporated into pies and salads. The versatility adds a burst of autumnal freshness to every bite.
November brings with it the peak season for pomegranates, those radiant ruby-red jewels bursting with sweet-tart arils. Native to the Middle East, pomegranates have traversed centuries, symbolizing abundance and prosperity. In the context of Clubs of America’s Fruit of the Month Club, they symbolize a burst of seasonal flavor.
Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, pomegranates not only dazzle the palate but also contribute to a healthy lifestyle. The succulent arils can be enjoyed on their own, sprinkled over salads, or blended into refreshing juices. The burst of flavor, coupled with a satisfying crunch, makes pomegranates a delightful addition to November’s fruit showcase.
Not sure how to cut a pomegranate? Check out this step-by-step guide!
For a culinary symphony that celebrates the best of November’s bounty, consider pairing Smitten apples with a drizzle of caramel or a sprinkle of cinnamon for a cozy dessert. The crisp texture of the apple complements the gooey sweetness, creating a comforting treat.
To elevate the pomegranate experience, try blending the arils into a vibrant salsa to accompany grilled meats or toss them into a spinach and feta salad for a burst of freshness. The possibilities are as endless as the autumn leaves.
Clubs of America’s Fruit of the Month Club has curated a November selection that captures the essence of the season. The Smitten apples and pomegranates, with their unique flavors and versatility, bring a touch of autumnal magic to our tables. Whether enjoyed alone or incorporated into creative culinary endeavors, these fruits are a delightful reminder that nature’s bounty is at its peak during this cozy and flavorful month. Embrace the crispness of Smitten apples and the jewel-like allure of pomegranates as you savor the richness of November’s Fruit of the Month selections. Cheers to a fruitful and flavorful autumn!