Choosing the Right Apple Variety
No fruit says autumn like a ripe, sweet apple. When you prepare an apple recipe, think about which apple variety is best suited for the dish.
For cold foods like Apple Pie Ice Cream
, flavors need to be stronger, so choose Braeburn, Gala, or Jonagold for sweetness. Braeburn is also a classic choice for Raw Applesauce
. If you like your Apple Salsa
crunchy and tart, choose Granny Smith, Gingergold, and Honey Crisp, in descending order of tartness. If you prefer a milder flavor, Gala and Fuji are crisp, sweet varieties.
Since crispness doesn’t matter for Apple Juice
, you can choose your apples based on taste alone. Experiment with different varieties, combining tart and sweet until you find the flavor that suits you best.