Here's some great tips, info, and recipes on Fall's Favorite Harvest the Apple. From the EatingWell website it's Types of Apples: The Best Apples for Baking, Cooking and Eating. http://www.eatingwell.com/
Types of Apples: The Best Apples for Baking, Cooking and Eating
Find out which types of apples are best for apple pie and more apple recipes.
All apples are not created equal—at least when it comes to cooking vs. eating them fresh. But regardless of variety, they’re all good for you. A medium apple (3-inch diameter) contains 4 grams of fiber; a large apple (3 1/4-inch diameter) has 5 grams of fiber. Apples also offer a bit of vitamin C and potassium.
So what apples are best for your lunchbox and what apples are best suited for your apple pie? Well, that depends.
The Best Apples for Baking & Best Apples for Cooking
In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we’re partial to McIntosh and Granny Smith for baking. When the softer McIntosh mixes with the more toothsome Granny Smith, presto! You’ve got yourself the perfect apple pie.
McIntosh: The tender white flesh is crisp when freshly harvested, but soon adopts a softer consistency, making it perfect for cooking into pies or sauce. Macs are sweet and juicy with a pleasant tanginess.
Granny Smith: This apple is sharp and tart and its flavor holds up well in recipes with spicy notes; the flesh is firm enough to retain its shape when cooked......
The Worst Apples for Cooking & Worst Apples for Baking
Red Delicious: These apples are sweet, crisp and grainy. They lack a tart element and a rich apple flavor, which is what makes apple pie so great. You’re better off leaving them out of your pie......
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