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Apples Galore

Apples Galore

August 12, 2010
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Nothing says fall like the scent of fresh baked apple pie. However, whether you’re baking an apple pie, making caramel apples or preparing cinnamon-apple pork chops, choosing the right variety is essential to making sure everything comes out amazing. So this season, before you visit your favorite orchard or farmer’s market, learn how to make the most of fall’s favorite fruit by studying up on your apples. Some are sweet, others tart, but any way you slice it, they’re all delicious.

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Don't forget McCoun apples - ddeeeelliiiccciouuuss! Juicy and sweet!

Posted September 27, 2010 by Jean

You have forgotten a well known but old variety of apple - Yellow Transparents. They make the best apple sauce ever and are also excellent for apple pie. They do cook down so don't work well in Apple Dumplings. This apple does not need to be peeled, just cut into chunks, cook in a small amount of water and then put through a food mill. I use 1/4 cup of sugar for every 4 apples. I freeze the sauce in one quart size bags. I do peel and core them when making the pies. Truly this is a great apple and it comes early in the season - about the first of August here in the Pacific NW.

Posted September 25, 2010 by Karen

I have always used northern spy apples's when baking, but the last few times they have been cooking down and not a crisp. Can you help?

Posted September 22, 2010 by Kris

Golden delicious are nice to cook with. You don't have to peel them, the skin is so thin, it practically disappears from the heat of cooking.

Posted September 20, 2010 by Annabelle

To be honest, this 72-year-old has no idea what a blog is!

Posted September 19, 2010 by Mignon

I am very pleased to have this site to go over various receipies and learn new methods of what I can do with foods that are in season. Thank you;

Posted September 18, 2010 by william s.

I like Winesap apples for baking. It is good to have a guide to other apples.

Posted September 18, 2010 by glenwood

Thank you so much for posting "Apples Galore". My husband and I were wondering which apples to use for different recipes. Thanks!

Posted September 17, 2010 by Karen

Thanks for the good information

Posted September 17, 2010 by Dave