Cookbook cover

“The Better Than Average Apple Cookbook,” features apple recipes gathered during the years the Hansberger family owned an apple orchard in Oak Glen, California. “Since an abundant crop grew right outside our door, I was always on the hunt for new ways to cook, bake, or preserve the fruit. Friends and family helped me on my quest, and eventually I  compiled a cookbook.” 

To further make it a collector’s item, Hansberger has included dozens of full-color illustrations taken from her apple-themed paintings created over the past thirty years. The 62-page book is available for $15. at on-line sites such as and, as well as at Snow-line Orchards and various shops in the Oak Glen area.