There are over 100 varieties of apples grown commercially in the U.S. but is there 1 apple perfect for snacking, canning and baking? Check out the ultimate fall guide to apples here..
Crunchy & Sweet
Gala, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Red Delicious, Braeburn, Pink Lady, Crispin/Mutsu.
- These apples are sweet and thinned skinned and one of the best uses is snacking!
Crunchy & Tart
Granny Smith, Goldrush, Paula Red, Northern Spy
- These are great for snacking if you don’t have a sweet tooth, and are also great in apple pies!
Tender & Sweet
- These apples are good for snacking if you don’t like crisp apples, they are also great for making sauces!
Tender & Tart
McIntosh, Macoun, Jonathan, Mollie’s Delicious
- These apples are great for apple sauce!
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When apples are cut they begin to brown sometimes making them unappealing to eat. Read below for a few tips on how to prevent apples from turning brown once they’ve been cut! Share with us how you stop your apples from turning brown!
- Brush or dip apples in lemon juice
- Sprinkle apples in ascorbic acid (vitamin C) crystals
- Wrap a rubber band around the sliced apple to keep it together
Not sure how many apples to purchase when your recipe calls for a certain measurement? Afraid to purchase too many or not enough?
Below is a guide that you can use to show you how much one apple of various sizes can provide for your recipe. Use this to help you decide how many apples you will need to purchase.
1 small apple equals:
-3/4 cup sliced or chopped
-3/4 cup finely chopped
-1/2 cup grated
-1/3 cup sauce
1 medium apple equals:
-1 1/3 cups sliced or chopped
-1 cup finely chopped
-3/4 cup grated
-1/2 cup sauce
1 large apple equals:
-2 cups sliced or chopped
-1 1/4 cups finely chopped
-1 cups grated
-3/4 cup sauce