It all depends on taste and what's best in your area. I *always* use Granny Smith apples for baking, whether it's a crumble, a cake, a betty or a pie. Even for applesauce. I also *always* used to keep my apples in the 'fridge, both when lived in the northeast (NY/NJ) and when I lived in the Pacific Northwest. Then the cold apples started bothering my teeth, so I left them out. I now live in Israel, and leave them out and they're fine.
Best apple advice? Buy one of a lot of different types and have a taste test. Do it a few times a year, because different apples are available at different times. Then buy and use the ones you like. Period.
- 9/20/2010 5:46:36 AM