Last week, I got an email asking me if I wanted a sample of Piñata apples from Stemilt Growers. Stemilt is a farm based in Wenatchee, Washington which is about 2.5 hours from Seattle. I got two beautiful apples on Friday. Piñata is a cross between England’s Cox’s Orange Pippin, Russia’s Duchess of Oldenburg, and the classic American apple, Golden Delicious. The Piñata apples reminded me of Honeycrisp, and I really liked them.
I used one of the apples at my friend David’s pizza party on Saturday. Everyone who came to the party brought their own ingredients, and I brought caramelized onions, Italian sausage and a Piñata apple. I sliced the apple thinly, but I would have used a mandolin in the future to make even slices. You can find the apples at Fairway in Brooklyn and online on Facebook.