Apples are so delicious and with the many different types of apples you can enjoy them in so many ways. From sweet to tart to crisp and crunchy, there’s a whole gamut of different types of apples.
But what’s the difference between, say, a Fuji and a Gala apple? And what apples are best for making applesauce? And chips? Or other ideal fall recipes? Here are some favorite varieties. Also what to do with them based on size, textures and flavors. Because it actually does matter.
Different Types Of Apples
Due to their low acidity, these ultra-sweet, crispy and juicy apples are a go-to choice for snacking. Great for baking also, as well as homemade baby food or apple butters.
Crisp and crunchy, these apples sport a pleasantly sweet flavor with nuances of banana and pear. They’re slow to brown, making them great in fresh-sliced recipes.
These apples have a crunchy skin with a floral aroma. Best when uncooked and used in fresh preparations, like a smoothie or kale salad.
Mildly sweet and juicy with a vanilla-like fragrance, this apple is an ideal addition to a berry oatmeal. It’s also perfect for slicing and serving raw.
Crunchy, tart and juicy, this is the ultimate apple to pair with a classic applesauce. Toss in a few cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon for extra flavor.
These pink-red apples are crisp with a juicy flesh and a complex sweet-tart flavor. Well-suited for a fresh fall salad.
How To Store and Prep Different Types Of Apples
Look for apples that feel firm, smooth and heavy for their size. Also there should be no bruises or wrinkling on the skin. As apples ripen, they give off ethylene gas, which shortens the storage life. So keep them in a bag in your refrigerator’s crisper and remember to wash apples before eating them.