Roasted Crimson Golds with Rosemary and Olive oil ~ “It’s a good thing”

One look at these tiny organic Crimson Gold Apples from Melissa’s Produce and all I could think about was channeling my inner Martha Stewart.   YES … I said it … my inner MARTHA, we all have one.  You just have to dig deep.  Are you on Pinterest?  I thought so, proof that you have an inner Martha.  Please don’t say anything bad about Martha around me, Geez Louise!  them be fighting words.  Fall is such a perfect time of year to enjoy fresh produce and to decorate your table with it. These Crimson Gold apples are a whimsical way to add a splash of Autumn color to your favorite holiday dishes and decor.

Serve apple cider in mix matched Mason Jars or vintage jelly jars (a trip to the Goodwill will do the trick) and use your apples to decorate your platter or tray.

Fill large Mason Jars or any clear glass with apples and whole walnuts, throw in a few cinnamon sticks and viola …  FALL, Martha style.

On Thanksgiving, Crimson gold apples are the perfect adornment to your turkey.  Place the Crimson gold apples along with rosemary and whole cranberries around your turkey for a picture perfect bird.

Centerpieces are a breeze. Pull out your favorite clear glass bowl and fill it to the top with a bounty of apples. The colors of Fall are naturally warm and comforting.  Crimson gold apples glow with hues of red, green, and gold.  Piled together they make a simple edible centerpiece to warm any table, formal or casual.   

Crimson gold apples have a beautifully balanced sweet and acidic flavor that makes them ideal for both eating raw and cooking.  They are a 2 bite beauty that kids will love tossed into their lunch.  Because of their size, I wouldn’t recommend using them for pies or  crisps, but instead roasting them until they are just slightly tender is the way to go.  You can serve them whole, standing up on your plate next to roast chicken, pork chops, or a nice peppered steak with blue cheese melted over the top.

Roasted apples are a salty-sweet-savory addition to any fall dish.

~ “It’s a good thing” …. 

Thank you to Melissa’s produce who took me on a day trip to pick my Crimson Golds right off the tree along with Pink Ladies, Honey crisps, Gala , and a whole bunch more.  Check back here later in the week for more apple recipes and a video from the farm. You can buy Crimson Gold Apples at a Bristol Farms near you or you can contact Melissa’s Produce to find a store near you that is carrying these tiny Fall treats.

Here is a fun recap of our day trip to the apple farm.

In the mean time you can read more from my friends;

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Valentina at Cooking on the Weekends 

Roasted Crimson Gold Apples
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Recipe type: side dish
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Serves: 4 - 6
  • 2 pounds Crimson Gold Apples, whole or halved
  • ½ medium yellow Spanish onion, cut into large dice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Pre heat oven to 450 degree
  2. In an oven proof skillet or saute pan, toss apples & onion with olive oil, rosemary, vinegar and salt & pepper.
  3. Roast in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes or just until they become slightly softened
  4. Serve warm as a side dish with chicken, pork, or steak.


7 comments… add one
  • Dorothy at Shockingl October 25, 2012, 4:09 pm

    Crimson Gold are now my current favorite apples. There’s the cute factor, of course, but the flavor is just outstanding! Love this easy roast idea. With pork…yum!

    • Chef Louise Mellor October 25, 2012, 5:17 pm

      1. cute
      2. delicious

  • Valentina October 25, 2012, 4:18 pm

    absolutely stunning images! you did these tiny Crimson Golds proud! 😉

  • Stephen Chavez October 25, 2012, 5:14 pm

    Gorgeous photos. I love the idea of roasting the apples as a side dish.

    • Chef Louise Mellor October 25, 2012, 5:18 pm

      Thanks Stephen, so glad to have met you!

  • Alice // Hip Foodie November 14, 2013, 4:36 am

    oh my goodness, I love this! I’m going to try this this year with our turkey! Beautiful!

    • Chef Louise Mellor November 14, 2013, 12:17 pm

      Thank you Alice! Aren’t they pretty…

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