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Which apples from the grocery store are good to buy when making apple pie?


Asked by girliemom0406 at 12:16 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I like a combination of Granny Smith & Jonathan, the flavor is wonderful because the GS's are tart and the Jonathan's are sweeter.

    Answer by Scuba at 12:57 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I love Granny Smith in pie.

    Answer by Charis76 at 12:17 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • gala apples are my favorite

    Answer by momofone725 at 12:19 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Oh and if in season Honey crisp

    Answer by Charis76 at 1:04 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Haralson, if your store carries them. Gala is okay, milder flavored but holds together okay. Granny smith tends to not cook as soft, unless you cook your filling ahead of time. Red delicious - never. Golden delicious - okay, they can be mushier but hold together okay, and definitley very mild flavor. Jonathans are pretty good. Pink lady - good flavor, but almost too firm, like granny smith. Honeycrisp - incredible all around, if you don't mind paying triple the price of most other apples!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Red delicious are never recommended for cooking. They get mealy. You want firm apples for baking. Granny Smith and Jonathon are good choices. I like to mix several varieties when making pie or applesauce. It just seems to give a deeper flavor.

    Answer by Marwill at 12:25 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • i like granny smith

    Answer by boobarandbell at 1:37 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I love apples but I don't need the apple pie. I eat mostly Gala and sometimes Honeycrisp. Those are just awesome.

    Answer by booksandhooks at 2:26 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I love gala apples.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:33 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I like a mix of granny smith and red delicious.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:21 PM on Jan. 13, 2011