More to Chew On: Last Bites From Around the Country

By The Chew Crew Oct 18, 2012

Apples are the unofficial fruit of the fall. So today we’re celebrating from recipes to beauty tip to news.  Check out the news here.
Apples is the latest food that headlines suggest is in danger of going missing from your supermarket.  An early warm, spring that brought out the blossoms on the apple trees, followed by a March-April cold snap that killed off many crops.  The U.S. Apple Association estimates this year’s inventory at 202 million bushels, down about 10% from last year.  The good news is that the price of apples is barely projected to rise… just up 10 cents per pound.
In other apple news a small company named Okanagan Specialty Fruits is trying to bring to market a genetically engineered apple that does not turn brown when sliced or bruised.  Their new invention, the "Arctic Apple,” is genetically modified to stay crisp and never brown, as un-modified apples do when they are exposed to air for too long.
NPR just asked 14,000 people that is the most popular pie in America? The results are in:

o   Apple: 21%
o   Strawberry Rhubarb: 18%
o   Pumpkin: 16%
o   Cherry: 13%
o   Blueberry: 9%
o   Lemon Meringue: 8%
o   Other: 15%
What do you think the best pie is?