It's only fitting that my first week of blogging consist of apple recipes, after all is is Fall when apples are abundant and at their peak flavor and a great price point. There are over 7,500 apple varieties grown in the world and 2,500 of them are grown here in the U.S. That's a lot to choose from but when cooking you want to make sure you choose wisely. Here is a little breakdown of of which apples to use for your favorite recipes:
Pies; Granny Smith is the classic green apple that is crisp and has a tart flavor that stand up to baking. Other choices: Cameo and Winesap
Apple Sauce: Gala is mildly sweet with fragrant yellow and red thin skin.
Other choices: Rome and Macintosh
Baking: Pink Lady- my second favorite, they are firm, crisp and have a sweet-tart taste the skin is pink with yellow
Other choices: Pippin, Sierra Beauty and Granny Smith
Cider: Fuji is extra crisp and both sweet and tart and have a flavor that most resembles that of freshly pressed apple juice
Other choices: Winesap, Jonagold and Gala
Eating: Honeycrisp is sweet with a touch of tart and amazingly crisp and as you can probably guess, my favorite.
Other choices: Gala and Criterion
Now that you have the "core" facts about apples, go, buy and cook.
What is your favorite apple?