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Celebrate Pomona with Infused Apple Tarts

Amanda Tamane

Pomona, by Nicolas Fouché
Pomona, by Nicolas Fouché

Pomona is the Roman goddess of fruitful abundance, specifically orchard fruits. She is not a harvest goddess, rather she is associated with the fertility and flowering of the orchards. She watches over and protects fruit trees and cares for their cultivation. However, she is traditionally associated with apples and August 13th was the date of her festival, so today is the perfect day to celebrate her with a treat!

Recipe: Infused Apple Crumble

You will need:

  • Medium apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp quick-cook oats
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Dose of infused butter or coconut oil, plus any additional butter or oil required to total 1 Tbsp

The strength of your butter or coconut oil depends on how your infusion was prepared. Always go low and slow with edibles, until you know your tolerance! Make sure your individual tart includes an amount appropriate for you.

Preheat your oven to 350° and place the apple slices in a small greased baking dish. In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter or coconut oil until your mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add oats and cinnamon, and sprinkle over apple slices. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until tender.

Serve, and thank Pomona for the apple orchard's fruitful bounty!


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