One of the greatest fall activities is harvesting those crispy apples. But with so many options, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. This handy guide explains which apples to use for certain dishes so you get the perfect seasonal dish.
Plus: Try these easy apple recipes or bake a classic apple pie!
An early-fall hybrid, the crunchy, slightly spicy Jonamac makes a perfect snacking apple.
Recipe Idea: Potato Pancakes on Apple Slices.
2. Calville Blanc D'HiversUse exotic French Calville Blanc D'Hivers as you would Granny Smiths - to deliver tart, crisp flavor.
Recipe Ideas: Potatoe-Apple Kugel, Apple-Oat Crisp, Fennel and Apple Coleslaw
3. Red Delicious
Great for cider, juicy Red Delicious is renowned for its crunchy, mildly sweet taste.
Recipe Ideas: Mulled Cider, Warm Bourbon Cider
Try the mellow-flavored Gala in salads, as its creamy flesh doesn't brown quickly after cutting.
Recipe Ideas: Apple-Cheddar Salad, Israeli Couscous and Apple Salad, Turkey, Apple, and Hazelnut Salad
Cooks give the crisp and sweet Cortland high marks, as it freezes well and doesn't turn brown too fast.
Recipe Ideas: Cranberry Apple Crisp, Apple-Oat Crisp
6. Empire Apple
A sweet-but-tart all-purpose variety, the Empire's good for cider, pies, and applesauce.
Recipe Ideas: Easy Apple Pies, Homemade Applesauce
Want more apples? Check out: Easy Apple Recipes.
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