Apple Brownies

applemuffins_photoWith the delicious abundance of local apples this season, it time to share a tasty recipe for dessert from Julia Deane at Culinary Works. This is has some variations with the sugar depending on what your family and guest would enjoy but otherwise this is a simple recipe to share! While baking, make sure to check the brownies as all oven temperatures can vary.
Apple Brownies
1 cup room temperature butter
1.5 cups sugar (you can use brown sugar instead, optional)
2 eggs
4 large apples, peeled and chopped small
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup white wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
Raw Sugar
Beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Combine well. Add apples, mix gently. Separately mix together the dry ingredients in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, slowly and mix gently. Pour into a greased/sprayed 9 x 13″ pan. Sprinkle raw sugar on top before baking to give them a crunchy crust. Bake at 350 degrees, for about 30-40 minutes on convection until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

An Apple A Day

organichoneycrispWe’re always excited for fresh new arrivals, especially Apples! We just started receiving fresh deliveries of 1st crop McIntoshes, Ginger Golds, & Granny Smiths, as well as Paula Reds & Empires from Hudson Valley. And possibly the most in-demand apple these days, Honeycrisps seem to inspire a devotion bordering on obsession from eaters who prize their sweet taste and distinct juiciness. A “great hand apple”: phenomenal for biting into raw. This explosive crunchiness isn’t simply a product of better freshness or farming practices — it’s an actual genetic variation. Honeycrisp cells are twice the size of those of other apples, which accounts for their unique, pleasing texture. Before we know it the local CT apple season will be here!

Apple Season Coloring Contest Winners

Walter Stewart’s announces the winners of this year’s Apple Coloring Contest. The contest was open to children, ages 9 and under, and three winners were selected for the “most imaginative” entries, but once again it was no easy task for the panel of judges at Walter Stewart’s to choose just three winners since all of the coloring submissions were extremely impressive by yet another talented group of young local artists. Ally Shulman (pictured with her brother Matty and Alex Stewart), aged 5, Abby Thomas (pictured with her brothers and Alex Stewart), aged 7, and Ellie Grogan (pictured with Alex Stewart), aged 9, were selected as winners in their respective age groups and won gift cards to New Canaan Toy Store.   The winning entries along with all of this year’s excellent submissions are currently displayed in Walter Stewart’s as well as their facebook page (
Walter Stewart’s will announce it’s next coloring contest later this week.

Celebrating All of Autumn’s Bounty

Walter Stewart’ is your one stop shop for everything flavor-fall this season! From the freshest local CT apples, pears, cider, and cider donuts to an eye-popping selection of pumpkins, gourds, autumn flowers and squash, as well as the best farmstead cheeses, fresh-prepared salads and meals, and pumpkin ales and seasonal craft brews right next door . . . celebrate all of fall’s bounty at Stewart’s!