15 of the Best Apples to Eat out of Hand

Tips from The Kitchn

The subject of this post might seem a bit strange to you: Aren't the best apples to eat out of hand just the ones you like the taste of? While that's true, if you're looking to branch out of your regular rotation of apples, here's a list of other delicious varieties you can try!

We've already covered the best apples for baking and the best apples for cooking, but for just snacking on, go for a crisp, juicy one and stay away from mealy or soft, dry apples.

As for flavor? That's really up to you. There's a whole world out there of tart, sweet, or sweet-tart apples that can suit every mood. Go explore!

15 Delicious Apples for Eating out of Hand

  1. Braeburn
  2. Cameo
  3. Cortland
  4. Empire
  5. Fuji
  6. Gala
  7. Golden Delicious
  8. Granny Smith
  9. Gravenstein
  10. Honeycrisp
  11. Jonagold
  12. McIntosh
  13. Orin
  14. SweeTango
  15. Winesap

What are your favorite apples to munch on? Sound off in the comments!

(Image credits: Christine Gallary; Anjali Prasertong)