An apple a day keeps the doctor away, said someone once.
Since there are only so many fresh apples you can eat throughout a lifetime, people around the world started looking for options – alternatives, if you’d prefer. Theoretically speaking, it’s still an apple even if fully drenched in sugar, right?
If you’re curious to see how people like their apples – mostly drenched in sugar – hop on the magic carpet for a ride – no talking tigers, though – and let’s explore the world through apples.
Apple Pie – United States
All great adventures begin at home. When you think of home, you probably think of your mom’s apple pie – a simple, yet crazily delicious crust filled with apples.
Being the nationwide favorite, the American apple pie is the answer to all your woes – just top it off with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the ultimate foodgasm.
Since McDonald’s is “as American as the apple pie,” head over there and get the genius Apple Pie McFlurry whenever homesickness kicks you in the gut. Not quite like your mom makes, but close enough. Besides, you’ll instantly feel better for being smart enough to know an item off the secret menu.
Candy Apples – Canada
Fairs in late August mean only one thing – the snow-shoveling season is right around the corner. But before disappointment hits you hard – it’s just a tiny bit of snow, really – remember all the cheap, marvelous fair food.
While wandering around sights and smells that bring back happy childhood memories, you’ll find the brightly colored candy apple – the number one treat of many generations. Basically, apples on sticks coated with a thick layer of sugar, they’ve been holding the delicacies throne for well over a century now.
Wondering why they’re so popular? Because nothing beats the feeling you get once you manage to crack through the sugary coating and get to the apple inside – yummy!
Crumble Pie/Cobbler/Scones – United Kingdom
Step right across the pond and you’ve found yourself in that rainy – but still awesome – country where even the Queen puts some milk in her tea. While the rest of the world may not approve of their drinking choices, they do know a thing or two about apple dishes.
Divine crumble pie, the ever-impressive cobbler, mouthwatering scones, savory apple sauces you get to spread on biscuits – the UK sure knows how to handle their apples. The form doesn’t really matter that much – can an apple dessert go bad?
Mix in some saffron or throw in a handful of raisins and you’ve got yourself a dessert fit, for well, a queen.