So whether or not you’re celebrating anything today, pick up some crisp apples and honey, slice and dip. If you aren’t already familiar with this combination, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to put them together!
There’s generic honey—a blend of inexpensive honeys from around the world, blended to a common denominator for American supermarket purchases.
And then there’s varietal honey: single-source honey, such as Black Sage, Clover, Orange Blossom, Raspbery and Sage. There are hundreds of varieties, each made from the nectar of a different flower, bush or tree.
Each varietal honey has a distinct flavor; thus, and each pairs well with specific foods. Check out our food and honey pairings.
Consider these pairing tips from Rowan Jacobsen, an apple grower and author of Apples of Uncommon Character:
Gala apples with orange blossom honey
Granny Smith and other tart green apples with basswood honey
Honeycrisp apples with wildflower honey
Pink Lady or SweeTango apples with avocado honey
Pippin apples with apple blossom honey
Russet apples with tupelo honey
Here’s the full article.
Happy New Year to those who celebrate, and enjoy those apples and honey, to those who don’t.