Northern's Pie

On November 1, 2004, in Food and Drink, by peterb

As American as apple pie

Not a lot of sugar, an amazingly fantastic whole wheat crust, and a ton of Northern Spy apples. It was yummy. Still, I maintain my position that sour apples are perfectly fine to eat out of hand.

When I was a kid, we had a sour cherry tree in our backyard. Every summer, we were overwhelmed with baskets, buckets, crates of sour, tangy cherries that would make you pucker like a persimmon. Eventually, over the years, the tree grew old and stopped producing.

I haven’t had a sour cherry since.

Anyone know where I can buy some?


1 Response » to “Northern's Pie”

  1. Meredith says:

    I know someone who has a tree, but that doesn’t do you much good, does it? They’re fragile, so I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen them in fresh in a store.

    Until next summer, look for canned cherries that say ‘montmorceny.’ In June or July, try the farmer’s markets. Especially the ones that tend to have more unusual fruits & vegetables.