Grandma Hoerner’s is a company that makes Big Slice Apples, one of our favorite new snacks and toppings.
Big Slice Apples were first cooked in Grandma Hoerner’s farm kitchen in Kansas in the late 1800s, made from apples straight from the orchard.
Grandson, Duane McCoy, rcalling the wonderful big slices of cooked apples from his youth, could find no commercial product like it. In 1987, after experimenting to replicate her recipe, he was ready to bring them to the world.
Big Slice Juicy Cooked Apples may be the best apple “sauce” you can buy. Thick slices of kettle-cooked apples resting in an a sauce made from reduced apple juice.
It is the way it was originally made with big slices of fresh apples, slow cooked, with only natural ingredients added. These are chunky apples that can be eaten with a fork, although a spoon will do.
The Big Apple Slices are all natural, non-GMO, HFCS free and slow cooked, using domestic apples—just as Grandma Hoerner made them. They are both a luxurious dessert or topping and a healthful grab-and-go snack—a great source of vitamin C and naturally gluten free.
The product, originally (and still) sold in 19.5-ounce jars, is now available in grab-and-go pouches—lots of them—in 4.5-ounce portions, 80 to 90 calories depending on flavor, for $2.50. We found 16-packs on Amazon, but not on the Grandma Hoerner’s website.
Three flavor lines focus on flavor profiles:
Pure Line, simply flavored: Apricot, Blueberry Pomegranate, Chai, Cherry Vanilla, Natural, Orange Ginger
Fit Line, with added nutrition: Banana, Mango & Hemp Seed; Peach, Green Tea & Aloe; Honey Berry Chia; Pineapple, Passion Fruit & Fiber, Raspberry Hibiscus & Green Coffee Extract
Luxe Line, with indulgent additions: Boysenberry Chocolate, Caramel, Cinnamon Candy, Cinnamon French Toast, Peach Bellini
The only challenge is where to begin. We received samples of each flavor, and can’t decide what to re-order. We may have to proceed alphabetically!
HOW TO ENJOY GRANDMA HOERNER’S BIG SLICE APPLES
For starters, here’s how we enjoyed the different Big Slice flavors:
Breakfast: with cottage cheese, French toast, omelets, porridge, toast, yogurt, pancakes, waffles
Lunch & Dinner: as a condiment or side with fried chicken, ham, pork, turkey
Dessert: crêpes, ice cream/sorbet, parfait, pound or angel cake, tartlet shells
Snack: straight from the pouch, on a rice cake
 A great grab-and-go snack.  A topping for pancakes and other breakfast foods.  A yogurt mix-in or topping (photos courtesy Grandma Hoerner’s).