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An Apple a Day

Enjoy the Fall Season's Freshest Pick

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  • My favorite all-around--Jonagold; fresh eating--Gala. Rome Beauty, Melrose or IdaRed for Baking or even pies, even just microwaved w/cinnamon & raisins. Good ol' Gravensteins are hard to beat for sauce & baking, but they're not around very long. I live in the NW, & the guy at our local farm stand cringes when anyone buys Red Delicious. Apparently it's like going to Baskin Robbins & ordering vanilla. I do like it though, but others are fun.
  • Love the Macouns. Very short season but they are yummy!
  • Bramleys are the best for pies, stewed apples etc, as they fall so easily and have a great flavour. Cox's Orange Pippins are full of flavour, but it's easy to miss the first crispness - I'll try keeping them in the fridge this year - they are coming into the shops now. I love apples!!!


  • I will have to try the honeycrisp!!! Thanks
  • I love all apples but Galas are the ones I truely love. Here in Southern Indiana, we have a farm called Apple Works that I just love to visit this time of year. Fresh apples, a romantic park like atmosphere and the apples, every kind you can think of, are delish.
  • GOODLUCKTUMMY
    i eat fujis as snack and as dessert. to add extra crispiness to the cinnamon apples, add crush graham or wheat crackers. yum!
  • MATTCHRIS
    I also LOOOOVE the Honeycrisp! They are already in stores on Long Island!
  • KIRSTEN
    Yes, Honeycrisp! I am luck to live in the NW and I drive to Hood River, OR to visit the apple farms there all fall. Of all of the varieties I have tried, Honeycrisps are hands-down the best for eating. If you have never had one, you should try them, they are more $$, but worth it.
  • I LOVE Honeycrisp apples! Can't wait to start seeing them again in the stores. They cost more and aren't in season as long, but well worth it when they show up!
  • SALTVILLE
    I love a fuji apple every day for lunch, sliced with natual peanut butter.
  • I have to give a shout-out for the Honey Crisp apple. There's a fruit farm just around the corner from where my parents live, and my husband and I decided to go apple-picking. Their website was informative about what apples were in-season and what they were good for. Most went something like, "Tart. Eating, baking." Honey Crisp was described as "Juicy. Eating, WOW!" Heck, even the sign above the Honey Crisp bin said simply, "WOW!" So yeah, they make for a good eating apple. I imagine they'd make poor applesauce, though!
  • Every Fall we take the kids to the different local orchards. We are in NC and "Gala' is a big favorite of ours for everything. It is so much fun for us and the kids! This is also a great way to get out and see what other produce they offer through different seasons. Lots of fun!
  • 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.
  • It's best to buy apples in season, and pick-your-own is the best of the best. Many apples that you buy in stores have been in cold storage, hence the mealy taste and the lack of crispness. If you live in an area that grows apples consider yourself blessed!! We have a great orchard that is close to where we live .. and we are going to be going there soon ..
  • Just tried Honey Crisp this weekend - love them!

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