Everybody enjoys delicious baked goods, but there aren’t many of us who have much time to bake. A 2010 report on consumer trends found that “60% of American consumers do not know at 4 p.m. what they will have for dinner that night, and expect to spend a total of about 30 minutes preparing, cooking and eating the meal, including clean-up.” With consumers demanding more convenient, easy-to-prepare products (such as freshcut lettuce and salads with all the fixings), where do apples fit in?
Unfortunately, while most cakes and cookies are easy enough to buy pre-processed, a delectable apple crisp isn’t an option because of the need to peel and slice the apples at the time of baking. With Arctic® apples, you could buy a package of pre-peeled and sliced apples (possibly marinated for extra flavor!), that includes all the fixings for the crispy topping. Then, all that needs to be done is to put the fresh apples in a baking dish, add the topping, throw in the oven and enjoy!