Nova Scotia Apples: A Winter’s Sweet Symphony

As the chilly grip of winter holds Nova Scotia in its embrace, there’s a comforting warmth found in the culinary treasures of the province. At the heart of this winter tableau lies the humble yet exquisite Nova Scotia apple.

Rooted deeply in the fertile soils of the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia apples are a testament to the province’s rich agricultural heritage. Despite the frosty winds and snow-covered landscapes, these apples thrive, their flavors deepening with each passing day.

Today, I invite you to embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the essence of Nova Scotia apples. While I won’t reveal the full recipe just yet, let me tempt your taste buds with a glimpse of what’s to come.

Imagine delicate layers of puff pastry cradling thinly sliced Nova Scotia apples, their crispness a refreshing contrast to the winter chill. A drizzle of salted honey adds a touch of sweetness, reminiscent of cozy evenings by the fireside. Fragrant rosemary, harvested from frost-kissed gardens, infuses the dish with a warmth that defies the cold.

This delectable appetizer is more than just a dish; it’s a celebration of Nova Scotia’s resilient spirit and the enduring beauty of its winters. With each mouthful, you’ll taste the love and dedication that goes into every Nova Scotia apple, from orchard to table.

But Nova Scotia apples are more than just a culinary delight; they’re a symbol of resilience and community. Despite the harshness of winter, families across the province come together to gather apples, finding joy in the simple pleasures of the season.

As you embark on your own culinary adventure with Nova Scotia apples, I encourage you to savor every moment, every flavor, and every memory it evokes. Whether you’re baking a pie, crafting a savory dish, or simply enjoying a crisp apple straight from the tree, let the spirit of Nova Scotia’s orchards warm your soul.

So, as we raise our glasses to toast the flavors of Nova Scotia, let’s pay homage to the unsung heroes of the orchard—the Nova Scotia apple. With each bite, we honor the hard work and resilience of the farmers who nurture these apples through winter’s frost, ensuring that their legacy continues to thrive for generations to come.

A very generous thank you to Nova Scotia Loyal for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.


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Apple and Brie Pastry

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Yeilds 18 Portions 1x


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced
  • Salted Honey (or substitute with regular honey)
  • 4 tsp chopped Rosemary
  • 18 thin wedges of Brie



  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Unfold pastry sheets onto a lightly floured surface. Cut each into 9 three-inch squares. Set aside.
  2. Lightly spray 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Place the thinly sliced apples slices together and place on the tray, repeat 9 times on each tray.
  4. Drizzle the apples with the salted honey, sprinkle with the rosemary and top with a wedge of brie.
  5. Place a square of puff pastry over each portion, lightly pressing around the edges.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven, turn and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Drizzle with additional salted honey. Serve warm.
  • Category: Appetizers, Recipes