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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
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