Each variety of apple has a unique taste and texture, so don't be afraid to experiment. Here's a list of what to expect with each bite.
Tender and tangy, the McIntosh breaks down quickly when cooked -- perfect for smooth and flavorful applesauce.
Firm and crisp, the Golden resists browning and holds its shape when baked. Pair it with blue cheese for a healthy and satisfying snack.
Juicy and very sweet with a fine-textured, pale-yellow flesh, this apple is great for snacking, sauteing, or slow baking.
With its subtle wine flavor, this choice cooks well with fish, meats such as pork, and root vegetables. Its petite size lends itself as a garnish or to decorative wreaths.
This McIntosh relative is sweet and tangy, with a tender white flesh that goes well in fruit salads. Try it as a garnish or for making applesauce.
This fruit keeps well. Enjoy its juicy, sweet flavor as a snack, in salads, or as a picnic treat.
Supermarket varieties tend to be mealy, so enjoy this sugary, yellow-fleshed apple straight from the tree.
Text by Cheryl Redmond; photography by Dana Gallagher
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