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Fresh & Juicy Smokehouse Apples (Homegrown)
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One of our best-selling varieties online (no wonder!), this antique variety has an interesting bit of local historical lore to tell!.

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A LANCASTER COUNTY EXCLUSIVE! This heirloom variety originated as a naturally occurring chance seedling (no chance of Genetically Modified Organisms, right?) behind the smokehouse of William Gibbon's Bird-in-Hand farm, was introduced in 1837 and has been a Lancaster County specialty ever since. (It has only been a Kauffman's Fruit Farm grown specialty since about 1915!) The green skin color and tart flavor invites comparison with Granny Smith, but Smokehouse ripens eight weeks earlier. Any local old-timer can vouch that this apple is ideal for all cooking, baking, salad and (especially!) sauce purposes.

Speaking of applesauce, you'll be happy to have The Pioneer Woman inform you of various creative uses for this wonderful American staple besides the side-dish-for-lunch-or-dinner option, won't you? Opportunities like:
* Make muffins like these. Tremendously good!
* Top cooked pork chops, as
in this recipe. Just sub applesauce for the large apple chunks. Applesauce and pork chops go together.
* Substitute apple sauce for the oil in many baked goods. It’s a healthy choice, baby.
* Spoon warm applesauce over vanilla (or caramel!) ice cream and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. To die for!
* Make regular French Toast and top with a big spoonful of applesauce.
(Emphasis added)

"Every year, I buy a half-bushel of Smokehouse apples in September and use them to make apple crisps. But I make sure that I have enough for the apple pies at Thanksgiving. They bake beautifully and keep well." So says a Lancaster County "apple expert" writing at the Orange Pippin fruit and orchard website.

The Adam's Apples blog describes Smokehouse like this, "This is sweet, balanced, and mild, with some understated but rich flavors: spicy and vinous (but mildly so), and a very pleasing hint of malt. The harmony of these tastes is first rate..." (Emphasis added)

Other illustrious apples that the Kauffman family has been growing for over 100 years and that are similar to Smokehouse include Summer Rambo and Grimes Golden.

Isn't it great? One doesn't even have to drive to an orchard or roadside stand to buy premium fresh fruit anymore! You can easily order right here and have Kauffman's Fruit Farm grown-in-Bird-in-Hand Smokehouse apples shipped to your front door, pronto!

We utilize high-density foam cushioning in our shipping boxes. Each Smokehouse apple occupies its own foam slot for protection, and we pack the box with fruit that is of highest quality. However, we have no control over distance, storage, temperature, or handling during transit, so if the fruit arrives overripe or spoiled, we most likely will not offer a refund, although you're welcome to contact us about it. We offer 2nd Business Day and Next Business Day shipping for those customers who'd like to take an extra step to protect the fruit during shipping. This item is not available for sale in or to California, Oregon, and Washington.

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