Good for You

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! One medium-sized apple provides 17% of
your fiber, plus B vitamins and vitamin C. Low in calories and rich in  antioxidants, apples are a treat you can really sink your teeth into!

Make Them Last

  • Wash under cool water before using
  • Refrigerate apples in a plastic bag with holes, or store in a cool place
  • Properly stored apples will store for at least a month, and sometimes more
  • Later varieties will store for many months – Fuji and Braeburn can be stored until spring

Pick Some for Later

Fresh apples store well in the refrigerator, but they can also be dried, canned or frozen for use in recipes throughout the year.

Additional Canning and Freezing Instructions

This information is provided in partnership with Michigan Fresh, a project of Michigan State University Extension.

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Microwave-Baked Apples



  • 4 large baking apples
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • Wax paper to cover


  1. Wash apples and remove core.
  2. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each apple to form a flat surface.
  3. Place apples in a microwave-safe baking dish.
  4. In a small dish, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Spoon mixture into center of apples.
  6. Cover apples with wax paper and microwave on high power 6 to 10 minutes or until apples are soft.