Different Types of Apples

Food Love: Fall
How 'Bout Them Apples: 11 Varieties We Can't Stop Eating

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April 12 2018


You know the saying: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Good thing they didn't specify which one. Learn the difference between 11 of our favorite varieties.

  1. Granny Smith

    As the most popular baking apple, Granny Smith apples are known for their tart flavor and bright green exterior. To balance out their slight sourness, bake them with something sweet, like sugar. 

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  2. Honeycrisp

    This Minnesota born apple is known for its sweet well-balanced flavor and outstanding crispiness and juiciness. Honeycrisps are best for snacking, baking, or making crunchy oven-baked apple chips. 

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  3. Pink Lady

    Known for their pink to reddish-pink blush color, Pink Lady apples are tender, crisp, tangy, and sweet. Their true culinary calling is making applesauce, purees, preserves, and soups.

  4. Jazz

    Jazz apples are perfect for baking. They have a dense flesh that holds its shape after baking, and also make delicious snacks and salads due to their refreshing crisp-juicy-crunchy texture.

  5. SweeTango

    Known for its sweet flavor with hints of fall spices, these apples are almost too crunchy and juicy to bake with, but they make great snacks and salad toppers.

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  6. Red Delicious

    Red Delicious apples can vary from deep, almost maroon, to bright red. These apples have a mild sweetness with hints of acidity. They're great for cooking and baking.

  7. Pinata

    Refreshingly crisp and juicy with a combination of tart and sweet tropical flavors, these stripy yellow- and orange-hued apples are ideal for snacking, salads, poaching, and baking.

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  8. Braeburn

    Juicy, sweet, and tart. Braeburn apples do not have a high water content, which allows them to hold their shape while baking. We especially enjoy using braeburn apples to make delicious fall-spiced tarts.

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  9. Golden Delicious

    Yellow-green in color, Golden Delicious apples are one of the most popular apples in the United States. Because of their overt sweetness, these apples make wonderful salads, applesauces, and apple butters.

  10. Haralson

    Another descendant from Minnesota, Haralson apples are crisp, juicy, and tart. Have yourself a Haralson for an afternoon snack, or make applesauce, pies, crisps, baked apples, or an apple bread pudding. 

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  11. Fuji

    Sweeter and crisper than most, these apples are known for their round shape and very large size. They have a long shelf life, even without refrigeration, when compared to other apples. Use these apples for snacking, making candy apples, applesauces, pies, and other baked goods.

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