Developed in the 1960’s at the University of Minnesota and introduced to the commercial market in the 1990’s, Honeycrisp apples have quickly grown in popularity. Crisp and juicy, their creamy white flesh offers a nice blend of sugar and tartness. Use raw for snacking and in salads or coleslaw. The sweet flavor shines through when cooked. Try them in pies, cakes, muffins or crisps.
They are a medium to large size apple. Honeycrisp apples have a yellow background color, covered with a red to pink blush and small speckles. Averaging about 80 calories each, they are rich in dietary fiber and contain Vitamins A and C, which are mostly found in the skin.