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Making the Most of Autumn Apples

Hand picking apples

Welcome back to The Eclipse at 1450 Blog! Autumn is harvest time, which means there are loads of delicious fruits and vegetables around for us all to enjoy right here in Mt. Prospect, IL. One of the most iconic fall foods is the sweet, versatile apple! Check out one of these farmers markets in the area to get your apples. Here are a few interesting facts about apples that you might not know:


— 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.

— The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and Black seas.

— Apples were the favorite fruit of ancient Greeks and Romans.

— Apples are a member of the rose family.

— The largest apple picked weighed three pounds.

— Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.

— Apples account for 50 percent of the world’s deciduous fruit tree production.

— The old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” comes from an old English adage, “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.”

— Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel. Antioxidants help to reduce damage to cells, which can trigger some diseases.


Here are some tasty apple recipes for you to try out. These recipes and their descriptions are from


Country Apple Dumplings

“Oh my Goodness!! Who knew that fresh apples, crescent roll dough, and citrus soda could make such a wonderful treat!”


Apple Turnovers

“Delicious, yet so easy to make. Anyone can do these classic apple turnovers!”


Spiced Apples

“I’m not sure where this recipe comes from, but I make it for holiday dinners and always receive compliments.”


Apple Chips

“These yummy cinnamon apple chips will disappear almost as quickly as you make them! They’re perfect for healthy snacks and easy to take on the road. The secret is baking at a very low temperature for a long time, which dehydrates the apples.”


What is your favorite way to fix apples? Please share in the comments so we can all try a new recipe. We appreciate you being a member of our apartment community. Thanks for reading today’s post.