Envy™ is currently one of the hottest apples on the market. They're a cross between Braeburn and Royal Gala apple varieties. The flavor of Envy™ apples is crispy and sweetly tart, and they hold their shape very nicely when cooked. My favorite feature of the Envy™ apples is that it has a higher citric -- which prevents the browning enzyme from activating. The end result is that Envy™ apples are VERY slow to brown. This feature makes them ideal for adding to salads, charcuterie boards, and fruit platter...they will look great for hours! An Envy™ apple that was cut in half at the start of my cooking class still looked freshly cut when the class wrapped up 2 hours later. Very impressive! Envy™ apples are non GMO and grown naturally in Washington State and New Zealand.
As the video shows, Central Market Cooking School chefs prepared an entire day's worth of recipes featuring Envy™ apples. We also learned which white and red wines pair best with sweetly tart, crisp Envy™ apples! Recipes demonstrated in our cooking class were:
- Envy Apple & Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Envy Apple, Arugula, Fennel & Roasted Walnut Salad
- Butternut Squash & Envy Apple Soup with Sage
- Sheet Pan Roasted, Fennel-Crusted Pork Loin with Envy Apples & Onion
- Roasted Envy Apple & Pear Compote with Candied Ginger
All of the recipes were delicious, but I especially enjoyed the simple-to-make baked oatmeal breakfast recipe. It takes minutes to prep, and it makes a perfect comforting breakfast on chilly mornings!