An apple primer

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Measure Ingredient
\N \N None
\N \N Smith, Gravenstein, Jonagold,
\N \N Jonamac, Macoun, McIntosh, Melrose,
\N \N Mutsu, Royal Gala, Spigold, Spy,
\N \N Winesap.
\N \N Neutral: McIntosh, Golden Delicious
\N \N or Granny Smith families.
\N \N Monroe are best. Gravenstein,
\N \N McIntosh, Spy and Winesap families
\N \N are also good.

Apple Uses Apple Picks For Eating Out of Hand:

Choose crisp, juicy Baldwin, Braeburn, Empire, Esopus varieties with a balance Spitzenburg, Fuji, Golden of sugar and acid. Delicious, Golden Russet, Granny For Juice:

Use hearty, full-flavored Full-Flavored: Gravenstein, varieties alone or in Jonathan, Russet, Spy or combination with neutral Winesap families.


For Sauce:

Use hearty, full-flavored Any of the Jonathan crosses, such varieties. as Idared, Jonagold, Melrose or For Pies, Crisps, Cakes

and Baked Apples:

Texture is key. Many Gravenstein, Jonathan, Rhode Island delicate apples that are Greening, Soy and Winesap families good to eat out of hand alone or in combination are best cannot withstand the for pies. Cortland, Empire, Golden rigors of baking. Use Delicious, Granny Smith and Russet apples at their peak; if are good for general baking.

they are past their

prime, they will break

down too much. Overall,

late-season apples are


For Stuffings:

Use robust, dense-texture Russet and Winesap are best. Granny full-flavored varieties. Smith, Jonathan and Spy families Pair with turkey, are also good.

pheasant, duck and game

birds. Don't blend; let a

single variety stand on

its own.

For Chutney and Salsa:

Use tart, sharp, firm Baldwin, Granny Smith and Rhode apples. Island Greening families.

This is a list of some of the best-known apple varieties that offer exceptional taste and texture.


: (Esophus Spitzenburg)

Braeburn; Fuji; Golden Delicious: : (Grimes Golden, Mutsu - also called Crispin) Granny Smith; Gravenstein; Jonathan: : (Idared, Jonagold, Jonalicious, Jonamac, Melrose, Monroe) McIntosh:

: (Cortland, Empire, Macoun, Milton, Spartan) Rhode Island Greening; Royal Gala; Russet: : (American Golden Russet, Golden Russet, Roxbury Russet) Spy:

: (Northern Spy, Prairie Spy, Red Spy, Spigold) Winesap:

: (Arkansas Black, Stayman Winesap Food and Wine

November 1995

Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 11-07-95

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