What Is The Best Type of Apple For Apple Pie?

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How to Choose the Best Apples For Apple Pie Aired November 06, 2018

When it comes to baking with apples, it can be a bit overwhelming narrowing down the best type for your fall desserts. (Especially when you're trying to impress your Thanksgiving guests!) To go with a Granny Smith? Gala? Honeycrisp?

Well, Rachael believes in picking the apple that best suits your tastes. With that said, she tends to reach for Northern Spy and Braeburn apples because they’re plentiful in her region and stay in season for a longer period of time.

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However, whatever your choice, know that you can always control and adjust the flavor.

"The rule of thumb is if the apple is sweet, add more lemon. If the apple is tart, add a little more sugar," Rachael says.

“You’re the boss [of your dessert], so you use whatever apple you like.”

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