Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I'm in love

with a Pink Lady.

Seriously. It's an apple that tastes like the best Fuji ever crossed with an exceedingly dry pear...and SweetTarts. (Cook's Thesaurus says it's a Golden Delicious crossed with a Lady William. all I can say to that is that I need to eat some fucking Lady Williams, cause I've never had a Golden Delicious that had ANY of these flavors. Pink Ladies taste like the love child from a threesome of Ranier cherries, Asti, and a tart pear, if such a thing exists)

The website says it's a "champagne fizzy taste." Google says "pink lady apple" has about 5,570,000 results.

Cook's Thesaurus says Pink Ladies are good in salads, pies, and for plain ol' eating out of your hand. On the last, I heartily agree. on the others...well, I'm buying five pounds of these on Saturday. I'll keep y'all posted. Cobbler is definitely happening. apple pie may also ensue. We'll see.

Interestingly, the Sundowner is also a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Lady Williams, but it doesn't have that lovely pink blush.

My dream recipe for these babies is a Pink Lady/Ranier cherry/Beaujolais/Everclear cocktail, served in a crazy melon. Yes, I taste the best apple of my life, and I think of how to make Jungle Juice with it.

Such is college, people.

If I ended on that, I'd be doing these apples a disservice. Fucking buy some right fucking now, dammit.

Look for mostly red - the cook's thesaurus pics are spot-on. Mine aren't that ripe.

1 comment:

Heather said...

"Pink Ladies taste like the love child from a threesome of Ranier cherries, Asti, and a tart pear, if such a thing exists"

Would have been one hell of a story to tell the morning after the threesome ;-)
Is the pear taste definitely noticeable in a Pink Lady?