With the holiday season in full swing, there’s something comforting about the cozy atmosphere.
The air is filled with the sweet scent of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, and the soft, twinkling lights lend a warm and inviting glow.
Families & friends gather around crackling fireplaces, sipping on hot cocoa and sharing heartwarming stories.
It’s a time when the world seems to slow down, allowing us to fully embrace the warmth of togetherness and the pure magic of the season.
To make your holiday season even more special, we have for you some of our top winter favorites; from rich & classic traditional apple pie to our fragrant apple loaf.
So get your steaming mugs of freshly brewed coffee off the stove and we’ll dive right in!
What to try out this winter season
Apple pies: Traditional, Dutch, Apple Maple
Nothing quite captures the essence of winter and the holiday season like a classic apple pie. The very thought of it brings up throwbacks to family gatherings, complete with the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air.
Our classic apple pie features a flaky, buttery crust that cradles a filling made from crisp apples, sugar, and spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of lemon zest are carefully mixed to create a flavor profile that’s both comforting & delicious.
The sweetness of the apples and sugar balances perfectly with the warmth of the spices. You can serve it with some delicious vanilla bean ice cream.
While the classic apple pie is well-loved, the Dutch apple pie comes with an added layer of indulgence. The top streusel layer is made with brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
And when it comes to winter flavors, few combinations can rival the harmonious marriage of apple and maple syrup. The rich, amber sweetness of maple syrup complements the crisp, tartness of apples, the apple maple pie from The Big Apple is a fusion of flavors that is simply heavenly.
While pies take center stage during the holidays, there’s something to be said for a well-baked loaf of apple bread. Our apple bread can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert after your main course.
Made with fresh, locally sourced apples, our apple bread boasts a moist and tender crumb that’s complemented by the natural sweetness of the fruit, along with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla.
Whether you toast it, slather it with butter, or enjoy it as a complement to a cheese platter, our apple bread is a great way to go, especially if you find yourself entertaining last-minute guests.
Maple syrup: a true Canadian classic.
At The Big Apple, we don’t just stop at pies and apple bread. We also offer a selection of pure, unadulterated maple syrup, sourced from the finest maple groves.
Drizzle this rich liquid gold over a stack of fluffy pancakes or waffles or add it to your own desserts.
So, savor the season’s flavors with The Big Apple winter favorites, and may your winter be filled with warmth, sweetness, and lots of love.