Fall is definitely the season for apples. The delicious fruit is in-season in the US between the months of September and March. Between pies, cakes, cobblers and the ever-popular caramel apple, you'll probably use apples in a number of recipes this autumn.
According to Spices Inc., "The real beauty of apples though is that they possess a wide variety of flavors that to a trained palate can provide as many subtle nuances as the grapes used in creating the best wines. All apples have a balance between tart and sweet, but with varying degrees. Most people are often quite surprised at how different various apples can taste." But which apple is right for the treat you're cooking up?
Spices Inc. asserts that the best apples for baking feature a well-balanced sweet and tart flavor. It's also important that their flesh stays intact during the cooking process. Here are some apples particularly good for baking:
- Golden Delicious
- Granny Smith
- Ida Red
- Rome Beauty
So get out there this weekend and go apple picking! Who knows? Maybe you'll even snag a few free fall giveaways.