Have you ever been plagued by this question while standing in the produce isle, staring at a farmers’ market stand, or walking through an apple orchard?
“I’d love to try something with apples this Fall – but I always forget what kind I’m supposed to pick for cooking versus eating.”
Tell me it’s not just me.
This post answers the common question, “What’s the difference between cooking apples and eating apples?”
This crispy, juicy, very sweet apple is ideal for snacking. Galas can vary in color, from cream to red- and yellow-striped.
This sweet, crispy, juicy apple varies in color from striped red to solid midnight red. This apple is best eaten fresh or in salads.
Grannys are known for their distinctive green flesh, which sometimes bears a red blush, and their very tart flavor. An all-purpose apple, Grannys work equally well as a snack or in pies and sauce.
And, you know what would be nice? A big chart with all the apples, when to use them, and how they taste. Well…
A big thank you to the US Apple Association for helping to clear up any apple confusion!