26th November 2019


What is the best type of apple for apple pie?

Best Apples for Baking
NAMEBest UsesFlavor Characteristic, Appearance
Granny SmithBakingModerately sweet, crisp flesh, green skin
JonagoldPie, ApplesauceTangy-sweet, Yellow top, red bottom
JonathanApplesauceTart flesh, crisp, juicy, bright red on yellow skin
McIntoshApplesauceJuicy, sweet, pinkish-white flesh, red skin

Herein, which apples make the best apple pie?

12 Great Apples for Baking
  • Find your favorite apple. The best baking apples offer a balance of sweet and tart flavors as well as flesh that doesn't break down in the oven.
  • Jonathans and Jonagolds. You'll recognize Jonathans as deep red, classic apples, grown in many Midwest states.
  • Honeycrisp.
  • Granny Smith.
  • Melrose.
  • Winesap.
  • Braeburn.
  • Rome Beauty.

Can you use Honeycrisp apples for baking?

Our Favorite Apple Pie is the perfect combination of an all-butter flaky crust and tender, toothsome apples. Honeycrisp and Braeburn apples won our taste test for best-in-pie, since they have a just-right balance of sweet and tart flavor and hold their shape nicely as they bake.

What is a good cooking apple?

McIntosh. A classic bright red apple with green undertones, juicy, crisp McIntoshes tend to break down when cooked. They are delicious eaten out of hand or in sauce, and are best paired with Golden Delicious or other apples in pies and other baked goods.
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