Best apples to use

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    Trellum Well-Known Member

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    If you have ever been wondering what apple could be a good pick for let's say a pie or a sauce, then check out this nice visual guide. It will tell you everything you might need to know before starting a cooking project with apples :)

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    Tina Nord Well-Known Member

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    Picking out the right baking apples can be confusing so this is a great guide. I have never tried any apple other than Granny Smith for pies, but I think I am going to experiment with some of the other listed apples. I have never heard of the Rome Beauty or Sweet Tango variety before. I am going to see if my grocery store carries those.
     
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    The chart is pretty consistent with what I usually do - Granny Smiths are my go-to for baking, and for eating, Fuji apples are a firm favorite in my household! They're always so crisp and juicy!
     
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    I love the Fuji ones =D But lately we are having some issues finding them. Golden delicious are also a favorite at home, as well as the gala ones :) For baking I no prefer pears, I tried them when I was abroad and liked them better.
     
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    if "Granny Smith" was across each category, I'd use it all the time! Hah. But thanks for the chart - it's actually quite handy. I always wondered what other apples would make a good pie. I've tried tart meals, I've tried apple crisp - but the pies always turn out more like a crispy then a pie. Need to dice them finer, and use some new ones instead!

    Yay for new apple ideas.
     
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    I love apples, fresh or cooked. I tend to buy the same types over and over, usually gala, fuji, golden delicious and red delicious and mcintosh <--because they're my Mom's favorite, so we grew u eating them) for eating, and mcintosh and granny smith for pies. I use the eating apples for dishes like baked apples.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this chart telling what are the best apples to use for baking, fresh eating, pies and sauces. I am happy that I always made the right choice of choosing Fuji apple for eating. Now I already had an idea when it comes to apples and its uses.
     
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    what is the difference between the baking apples and the pie ones ? I've been using Granny Smiths in my Baked Pie and it is a bit tart to me
     
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