What Is Your Favorite Kind of Apple?


With apples just about everywhere you look, fall is the time to take advantage of the popular fruit. So what’s your favorite? Is it the Granny Smith, the Jonathan, or how about Fuji? Full of apple recipes and helpful tips, Recipe4Living put together an apple guide to help you spot the perfect apple for your fall cooking. From Braeburn apples to the Golden Delicious variety, we’ve got specific recipes for 8 different types of apples! Check them out after the jump and let us know what your favorite apple is in the comments!

Fall’s Favorite Fruit: A Guide To Apples - From Granny Smith to Golden Delicious, apples are extremely prominent in the fall. Check out this guide for recipes and tips on which apples are best for which kind of dish!

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Braeburn - Somewhat like a painting, this New Zealand founded apple variety has streaks of orange and red atop a yellow background. A fairly new variety ( about 50 years old), the Braeburn apple is both sweet and tart. They are perfect for turnovers, cakes and any baked dessert. With a crisp refreshing bite, they’re also great for snacking!

Braeburn Apple Recipes:
Apple Strudel Turnovers

Gewurztraminer Poached Fruits
One-Bowl Apple Cinnamon Cake

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Fuji – Developed in Japan (and named after Fujisaki, a Japan locale) the Fuji apple is said to be crisper and sweeter than most other apples. It was created in the 1930s by combining two American apple varieties: the red delicious and the genet. It’s great for slaws, cold salads or even stir frys because they maintain their crisp texture more so than other apples. Take a bite out of one or try these great recipes!

Fuji Apple Recipes:
Apple and Pork Stir Fry with Ginger
Purple Apple Slaw
New Jersey Potato Salad

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Gala – Another New Zealand great, this apple cultivar is usually a light red with streaks of green and yellow to complement it. Also another hybrid, the gala apple is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the less-known Kidd’s Orange Red variety. Developed in the 1920s, gala apples are grown from May through September and are known for their more narrow appearance compared to most other apples. They’re perfect for snacking, baking, and salads!

Gala Apple Recipes:
Melt In Your Mouth Apple Bread

Apple Orchard Salad
Apple Bread Pudding

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Golden Delicious - Completely yellow in color, this very sweet apple is used in most applesauces and apple butters. Due to its thin skin, it does not store as well as other apples and should be used right away in baked goods or apple products. Though its name is similar to the Red Delicious, they have no relation. Try out your Golden Delicious apple right away in these recipes:

Golden Delicious Apple Recipes:
Golden Fruit Salad
Pecan Baked Apples
Alice Waters’ Apple Tart

Read the complete article with 8 different types of apples here!

More Apple Recipe Articles From Recipe4Living:

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Fall Favorites: Apple Crisp Recipes

What’s your favorite kind of apple? Share it with us in the comments!

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  • http://kennychiceats.blogspot.com/ KennyT

    I love the sour Bramley apples

  • Marcie

    Hi Hillary,

    Thanks for your wonderful list about the different kinds of apples. With so many to choose from I often have trouble picking just the right one. Sometimes I get a mixed bag but then forget which is which.

    Your post cleared some of my confusion. A picture of each apple would have been even more helpful.

    Much Appreciated,

  • http://www.onegreentomato.blogspot.com Danielle

    I love Pink Lady Apples! I eat one almost every day. Soon I will be taking a trip to my local orchard so that I can start making and canning apple sauce! MMMMM can’t wait!!!

  • http://www.foodgal.com Carolyn Jung

    I have to say that I’ve been digging the crunch and juiciness of Jazz apples.

  • http://www.mangotomato.blogspot.com Olga

    Empire apples. Too bad they are in season just for a short time.

  • Jean Ciancio

    Honey Crisp apples!

  • Madelyn

    Gala. Great for pies and eating.

  • http://RecipeforLiving Carolyn Baker

    I love to bake with Macintosh apples.

  • Linda Wallace

    I love the York apple, they are hard to find in my area, but once you try the york for apple pie no other will suit.

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