Flavor Profile: Lemony-tart elements with grassy-fresh character, perfumey aroma, very juicy.
The lemony, perfumey nature of this apple's flavor makes it a versatile partner in the kitchen. Braeburn's flavor holds up to, and complements, a wide range of seasonings such as herbs (particularly basil, tarragon and mint), nuts (especially pecans), balsamic vinegar and warm spices such as cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
This is a wine-friendly apple, making it a good choice for recipes that will be served as an appetizer or main course accompanied by wine. It pairs particularly well with Riesling, Chianti, Merlot and Pinot Noir wines.
- Add finely diced Braeburn apple to a couscous salad with mint and raisins.
- Toss shredded or thinly sliced Braeburn apple with shredded cabbage and fennel bulb (with a mayonnaise/apple cider vinegar dressing) for an interesting twist on coleslaw.
- Dip slices of Braeburn in classic Swiss cheese fondue, in addition to the traditional cubes of bread.
Apple Growing Regions
- Autumn Glory December - March
- Braeburn September - June
- Cameo October - June
- Cripps Pink November - May
- Fuji January - December
- Gala January - December
- Golden Delicious January - December
- Granny Smith January - December
- Honeycrisp October - March
- Jonagold September - June
- Red Delicious January - December