Test Kitchen tips: What makes a 'cooking' apple?
So.... which apples are best for eating, and which ones are best for cooking and baking? Food editor Russ Parsons explored this often perplexing question in a column he did on heirloom apples just a few autumns ago:
In my experience, the best apples for cooking are Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Jonathan. But I've also had good luck with Gala, Braeburn, Pink Lady and Fuji. As for the older varieties, there are so many, you're best off asking the farmer.
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-- Noelle Carter
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