Among the apples that you’ll find at the grocery store, the Globe recommends Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, and Cortlands. Honey Crisp has actually become our apple of choice for both eating and baking. It’s crisp and juicy, and the flavor is nicely balanced between sweet and tart. Yum!
We’d love to seek out some of the less common varieties at farmers markets and local u-pick orchards. The red-skinned Baldwin is apparently “centuries old” and the Rhode Island Greening is described as “hard and tart.”
• Get the List! Baking Apples from the Boston Globe
What’s your favorite apple variety for baking?