Don't be deceived by the Pink Pearl's ordinary-looking skin... slice one open and you will unveil its flirtatious and aromatic pink flesh. Me-aow!
Not only are these apples highly attractive but the exotic pink flesh has a delicious sweet-tart taste and a delectable crunch. They originate from northern California where they were cultivated by the famous plant breeder Albert Etter in 1944. These apples are only around for a short time at the very end of summer and beginning of Fall, so I was lucky to catch one on October 1st at the San Francisco Ferry Market!
I teamed slices of my Pink Pearl with salad leaves, celery, crumbled gorgonzola, walnut pieces and a little drizzle of balsamic.
I could actually eat this all day long. Walnuts + gorgonzola = my current obsession. Yuh-hum!