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Introducing Opal Apples from Washington

posted on December 5th, 2014 by John Savidan

Opal Apple PairBristol Farms just received a delicious new apple from Washington – the Opal apple is a cross between a Topaz and Golden Delicious, has a beautiful gold skin, and offers a sweet crunch with a slightly tangy finish. These apples are unique in that the flesh doesn’t oxidize when cut, which is naturally occurring and means no browning! This unique feature makes it great for packed lunches, snacking, and salads. They are also non-GMO. Available only for a limited time through March, pick up some Opal apples today at your nearest Bristol Farms Produce Department.


The Opal apple is grown only in Washington by Broetje Orchards. Its distinctive color, flavor, and texture are not the only qualities that make this product unique: Opal apple was created to make a difference in communities across the nation. Every year, FirstFruits Marketing donates a percentage of sales of every case of apples to youth-led non-profits focused on issues surrounding food and nutrition. So, pick up an apple to support these great programs today!


For more information on the Opal Apples and many recipes to enjoy them by, please visit www.opalapple.com.

recipeOpal Crostini with Honey, Thyme Goat Cheese

6 ounces soft goat cheese
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons honey
1 baguette
2 Opal apples


1. Heat oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Slice the baguette into thin slices. On each slice, spread some goat cheese and top with a drizzle of honey and a small sprinkle of dried thyme.

3. Place the bread slices on the baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 5 minutes until warm and the bread is crispy.

4. Meanwhile, thinly slice the apples or chop them into bite-sized cubes.

5. When the bread is done, remove it from the oven and top each slice with apples. Serve immediately.

This recipe was developed by A Couple Cooks.

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