Fall Into Flavor At Stew's!
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School is back in session, football has kicked off for the season, and Stew Leonard’s local apples and pumpkins have arrived! But more than just apples and pumpkins lining the store’s produce department and Garden Shoppe, this time of year Stew Leonard’s has a bountiful offering of farm fresh foods that each herald in the tastes, sights, and sounds of autumn. Here are Stew’s top ten fall favorites:
1. All Apple All The Time!
From Stew’s Apple Cider Donuts & Donut Holes to our bakery-fresh Apple Crisp and Apple Pie, autumn is synonymous with apple. And no harvest celebration is complete without a cup of Stew’s freshly pressed Apple Cider!
A traditional pumpkin pie is the hallmark of every Thanksgiving table, but Stew’s customers now go pumpkin-crazy starting every September. Hot sellers include piping-hot Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Loaves, Pumpkin Bagels, Pumpkin Cookies, and even Spiced Pumpkin Bisque! New this year: Pumpkin Crumb Cake, a sour cream cake made with pumpkin puree, ground nutmeg, ginger and cloves that’s topped with a sweet layer of crumbs.
3. Candy & Caramel Apples!
There’s nothing more satisfying than crunching into a crisp apple…unless that apple is coated with a sweet layer of caramel or hard candy shell! Freshly prepared all day right here at Stew’s, our Candy Apples come with a variety of toppings, including Belgian chocolate, nuts, and sprinkles. (selection may vary by store).
4. Brussels Sprouts
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Brussels Sprouts are back! A cool-weather vegetable, Brussels sprouts have recently enjoyed a renewed popularity thanks to their health benefits. Even the pickiest of eaters love Stew Leonard’s Executive Chef Michael Luboff’s recipe for Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Maple Syrup using Stew’s shaved Brussels sprouts for a flavorful yet quick and easy side dish.
5. Honeycrisp Apples!
Just as the name sounds, these are honey-sweet crisp apples that are wonderful for snacking or when sliced into a salad. They’re only available for a few weeks starting in mid- September, so get ‘em before they’re gone!
6. Mrs. Leonard's Pot Pies
A comfort food that takes the
cake pie! Mrs. Leonard’s Pot Pie features a flakey, buttery crust over chunks of fresh vegetables and chicken or beef, smothered in creamy gravy. A classic - just heat & serve!
7. Savory Soups
...like Stew’s Harvest Butternut Soup: A blend of pureed butternut squash, onions and handcrafted chicken stock with caramelized Granny Smith apples and a pinch of nutmeg. Serve in a small hallowed out sugar pumpkin for added zing!
8. Chicken Chili
High in protein but low in calories, Stew Leonard’s Chicken Chili with Beans is chockfull of chunks of chicken, three types of beans, and fresh veggies. Enjoy with a dollop of sour cream while watching the big game!
9. New York State Cheddar
Known for its sharp flavor and crumbly texture, Stew’s deli team loves to serve this local cheddar alongside slices of crisp apples. Aged over six months and hand-crafted!
10. Butternut & Spaghetti Squash
Locally grown and delicious! Whether you love a side dish of the smooth and creamy butternut variety or have grown accustomed to swapping out your favorite pasta noodles for the delightfully stringy spaghetti squash, fall is squash season and there are countless ways to enjoy it. Click here for Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage and Toasted Pine Nuts recipe from Inspiralize Everything by Ali Maffucci.