The Sweet Life
Apple Pie

Empire, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples are some of the best apple types to use in Apple Pie.

What’s the Best Apple to Make Apple Pie?

It seems like a riddle, doesn’t it? After all, all apples look the same. So, does it really matter which apple you use to make a pie? Um, yes.

If you want your apple pie to be super tasty, you need to choose an apple with great texture that’s also tart and sweet. The apple you choose needs to hold its shape after baking, which means it needs to be just mushy enough but still melt in the mouth.So what apple should you choose? Your best choices for a great apple pie include: Golden Delicious, Empires, Granny Smiths, Honeycrisps, Idareds and Winesaps.

Here’s why:
• Golden Delicious apples are sweet, rich and mellow. They keep their shapes after baking, making them among the best all-around cooking apples.
• Empire apples are firm and a little bit tart.
• Granny Smith apples are crisp and sour. They’re also a good all-purpose cooking apple.
• Honeycrisp apples are honey-sweet and tart.
• Idared apples are tangy and keep their shape as they bake.
• Winesap apples are firm and aromatic, with a spicy bite.

So, the next time you’re browsing for apples, remember that each has its own unique taste, its own unique personality of sorts. By leveraging each apple’s strengths you can make sure you bake a very tasty apple pie, cobbler, or other baked apple treat.

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