ravenstein Apple Fair. More festival than food, I did pick up a pie and saw an amazing demonstration by Chefs John Ash and Mei Ibach for a Grilled Apple Jack Sandwich.
I posted my Chocolate Gravenstein Apple Pie recipe a few weeks ago when the harvest began. Here's another easy Chocolate Apple favorite: Apple Chocolate Brownies. I like to use Gravensteins for their tart flavor, but if you don't have Gravensteins, you can substitute your favorite apples.
Gravenstein Apple Chocolate Brownies
2 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate
1/2 cup sweet butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped Gravenstein apples
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate 75-85% cacao
Melt unsweetened chocolate in saucepan.
In mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar together.
Stir in the melted chocolate until thoroughly mixed.
Add the sugar, flour, and baking powder.
Stir in apple pieces, nuts, vanilla, and broken up chocolate.
Bake in 8-inch square pan at 350F for 30 minutes.