Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Works for me Wednesday

It's time for Work's for Me Wednesday, hosted by Kristen of We are THAT Family. Head over to her blog to see what other bloggers are sharing today.

It's apple season and I thought I would share some apple information from a chart I found in a magazine. It has helped me know what apple to choose, instead of standing in the produce section, guessing!

Taste: sweet and tart
Use for: snacking, salads, baking, sauces

Taste: tart Use for: snacking, salads, baking, sauces
ideal for crisps and pies because of the firm texture and tartness

Granny Smith
Taste: tart
Use for: snacking, salads, baking, sauces
ideal for crisps and pies because of the firm texture and tartness

Golden Delicious
Taste: mildly sweet
Use for: snacking, salads, baking, sauces

Taste: sweet
Use for: snacking, salads

Red Delicious
Taste: sweet
Use for: snacking, salads

Taste: tart and tangy
Use for: Snacking, salads, sauces


Karin said...

Mari this is very helpful! All we ever used to have around here were McIntosh and Golden and Red Delicious! Love the varieties that are available today. Right now my fav is Gala!

Cherdecor said...

I had a Honeycrisp apple for supper tonight. I am beginning to really like them. I bought a couple more today for my suppers this week. They are HUGE!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Handy dandy! I love granny smith apples. We'd never had honeycrisp until we came here.

Mike Golch said...

great chart,thank you sharing it.

Mike Golch said...

great chart,thank you sharing it.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Mmmm I always look for Braeburns! But I do love me a Golden Delish. I can't live without apples. I'll bet yours are just better there in Michigan, Mari. I hope to be able to get up toward Boone, NC, this fall and get me some at a roadside stand. Those are always special.

Sue O said...

We live in apple country. And berry, and nut, and .....You get the idea! Have you tried Honeycrisp? It's a fairly new variety and oh so delicious. Sweet yet tangy and very crisp, as the name implies.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Nice idea, really. I often eat "gala", but use Granny smith for pies ;)
Have a nice day

Irritable Mother said...

I used to think an apple was an apple. Who knew there could be so much variety?
I love Honeycrisps for snacking.
I use Granny Smiths when I bake a Dutch Apple Pie, and Golden Delicious when I bake a pastry pie. Maybe I'll branch out and try some other varieties this year. Maybe! *grin*

Connie said...

What is it my mouth begins to water when I see pictures of apples? Like your list.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

In Colorado, the Jonathons are the BEST ever for baking and just eating off the tree....but here in Texas they're somewhat mealy instead of the crisp they should be. I find that the Royal Gala are best...tart, crisp and juicy!!

For baking I use Granny Smith, Jonathon or Royal Gala.

The worst for me is the red delicious. Blah!

I'm Sadie said...

Now I understand why Red Delicious is one of my favorites!! SWEET! :) Gotta love apples!

Pat said...

It's even more interesting to hear everyone's opinion on their favorites. I don't think there is an apple I'd turn down in a freshly baked pie. Some may be bettter then others..but oh, they all smell so good in a fresh hot pie!

kari said...

we have a lot of fuji and gala apples here.
Thanks for this.

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Betty said...

I wish we had that many apples to choose from! They look great!

Raise Them Up said...

We love the honey crisp apples! Combine that with a little carmel, and yum!!!

Debbie said...

I gifted my dad with some heirloom apples trees a few years ago. There are so many varieties out there we never get the chance to sink out teeth into!

Kat said...

Wow! Thanks. My favorite is the Gala apple....yum! I just had one for my snack this afternoon.


Rose said...

thanks for the info. i love the Gala and the Braeburn apples. rose