You are going to need this ultimate Definitive Guide to Apples and their uses. We highlight the varieties most common in the United States and the best ways to use them. Everything from baking to canning and eating fresh.
Have you ever ventured to an orchard, farmers market, or produce section at the grocery store and had no idea what sort of apples you needed for canning? What about baking? We are sharing a fun Tuesday Tip with you on the Definitive Guide to Apples and their uses. This guide will steer you in the right direction for purchasing the right apples for whichever way you want to use them.
Definitive Guide to Apples and Their Uses
- Red Delicious – This sweet apple is best for eating and can be added to salads.
- Golden Delicious – Crisp, sweet, great for everything apple! Eat fresh, use in sauces, pies, and great for freezing.
- Gala – Sweet and crisp. Another good apple for fresh eating right off the tree.
- Granny Smith – These apples are tart and firm. This variety is a baking favorite and makes great sauces and juice.
- McIntosh – Juicy, tangy, and firm. This is an all around good apple! Wonderful fresh off the tree, in salads, sauces, pies, and baking.
- Fuji – Sweet, juicy, and crisp. Great in salads and right off the tree.
- Braeburn – Hard, tart apple. Wonderful for baking and processing. If you like sour apples fresh off the tree, you will love this apple.
- Winesap – Strong sweet and sour contrast with a wine-like flavor and aroma. This fruit is perfect for apple wine and ciders.
- Honeycrisp – Sweet with a little crisp tartness. Best eaten off the tree.
- Cortland– Tart and juicy, great in pies.
- Pink Lady – Tart apple, great off the tree and for baking.
Store apples in your refrigerator. This will retain their flavor and texture as long as possible.
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