Best For Eating or Fresh Culinary Use:
- Cameo, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Stayman, Piñata, Granny Smith, Jona- varietals, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Braeburn
- McIntosh, Ginger Gold, Jonathan, Jonamac, Cortland, Mutsu, Golden Delicious, Liberty, Braeburn, Macoun, Cameo, Stayman, Fuji
Pro Tip #1: For a more interesting applesauce flavor profile, variety is the way to go.
Pro Tip #2: Think about adding apple to fall soups, like a squash soup, for added sweetness or acidity.
For Baking & Cooking:
- Apples need to be crisp enough to retain their shape and texture, and sweet but tart enough to stand up to sugar, pastry, or even roasted meats.
- Granny Smith, Jonathans (Jonathan, Jonagold, & Jonamac), Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Cortlands, Gala, Pink Lady, Mutsu.