Flavor Profile: Fresh and sophisticated flavor, sweet with a slight spiciness and hints of savory earthy character, quite juicy and aromatic.
There is an inherent spicy-savory character to the flavor of the Fuji that makes it an all-around favorite for both fresh and cooked uses. It is perhaps natural that this apple, with its Japanese heritage, would pair well with Asian flavors such as cilantro, chili peppers, rice vinegar and sesame.
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.
- Set slices of Fuji apple on toasted baguette slices, top with goat cheese and broil briefly for a cocktail crostini.
- Make a simple Asian salad of sliced cucumbers and Fuji apple, tossed with a dressing of rice wine vinegar, vegetable oil, sesame oil and grated fresh ginger.
- Serve an easy "fondue" dessert of warmed caramel sauce with Fuji apple slices and shortbread cookies for dunking.
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