Best Apples For Eating & Baking

I don’t think I’ll be making it up to Fishkill Farm (pictured above in Fall of ’09) to pick any apples this year, sadly enough, but that doesn’t mean I can’t indulge my annual obsession with McIntoshes anyway.

So…which to buy for what?

My favorites for eating: McIntosh, Pink Lady, Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Cortland

My favorites for baking: Empire, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Gala, Braeburn, Cortland, Winesap (I like combining a mix of several varieties in a single pie; it makes for more interesting flavor and texture)

Did I miss any that you’re a particularly big fan of? What about applesauce? (I like McIntosh or Gala.)

Click here for my Unscrewupable Apple Pie recipe, and here for the how-to video.

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