The Right Apple

Use our guide to find the right apple
for your culinary needs.

An apple that is great for eating fresh may not be ideal for cooking because heat breaks down the texture of some apples, making them mushy and less flavorful. Here's a brief look at the best ways to use some of the most widely available apples:

All-purpose apples

  • Crispin
  • Criterion
  • Fuji
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
  • Jonagold
  • Jonathan
  • Winesap

Snacking and salads

  • Cortland
  • Empire
  • Gala
  • McIntosh
  • Newtown Pippin
  • Northern Spy
  • Red Delicious
  • Stayman

Baking and pies

  • Rome Beauty
  • Braeburn
  • York Imperial