|A is for Apple|
And so is Thanksgiving. I have been starting to plan what we will make, including an apple pie.
So Many Choices
But I never can remember which apples are best for baking so I thought I'd do a little research and share it.
Here's what I learned: You want something that won't break down and turn to mush. A mix of apples is best --a tart and sweet combo.
The biggest surprise I learned is that Red Delicious are unacceptable for baking. Really? Would the pie be that bad? Some day I may try baking one, just to see for myself.
Left to Right: Empire, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Cortland
FYI - I ran into a friend in the grocery store who was looking for Twenty Ounce apples for her pie. Never heard of it, so I looked it up when I got home. It is an heirloom variety with high ratings for pie. So, if they show up in the store by Thanksgiving, I may try them, too.
Apples for Baking:
My favorite eating apple: Honey Crisp
Honey Crisp (my fav! and I hear it is our niece, Elizabeth's, too)
Apples for Applesauce:
If you have experience which could improve this list, please be sure to let me know. I used apple growers and baking websites, but I'd rather have your opinions on what's best.