Ambrosia apples are medium to large in size and conical in shape. The smooth and glossy skin is bi-colored with a golden to butter-yellow base and red to pink blushing covering the surface. The light-yellow to cream-colored flesh is crisp and contains a small central fibrous core with a few small, dark brown seeds compacted within. Ambrosia apples are tender and juicy with a sweet, honeyed flavor and low acidity.
Ambrosia apples are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which has been shown to help lower cholesterol and aid in digestion. They are also low in calories and contain vitamins A and C, most of which is located in the skin.
Ambrosia apples will compliment both sweet and savory preparations. Roast large spices with root vegetables or dice and add to polenta, couscous or rice. Ambrosia apple will add sweetness and moisture to cake, doughnuts and muffins. They also hold their shape and flavor when cooked making them perfect for pies, tarts and baked apples. Slow to brown when cut, they are perfect for use in raw preparations. Slice thin and serve with sharp cheese, layer slices atop a burger or add to fresh salads.