They grow very big, so you can use just one apple per pie. Cross between the Jonathan and Golden Delicious and could fill a pie on its own. The apple has good texture which makes it ideal for making … My grandparents had an orchard and though they had many different types, these were the apples my grandmother always used. Cut the skin off the apple and suck on the flesh of the apple to identify it by flavor. Submitted by Lisa Livingston on September 16, 2019 - 12:09pm. It can be tricky to choose just the right substitute for a specific recipe. Mom’s Apple Cake. This sharp, pale yellow apple is great for fresh snacking. Comparing Apples to Apples 10/2010 This is a summary of recommended uses for some of the more popular apple varieties. 39 Related Question Answers Found What is a good substitute for McIntosh apples? By Peter Christensen, Extension Viticulturist . I agree..Northern Spy is the best Apple. Do Americans not like the Bramley apple as much as we do here in the UK? Striated green and red color, these tender apples have snow white flesh and a sweet tart flavor with a hint of strawberry and spice. They would be my first pick. Apples can pick up the flavors of other foods around them, so store them away from cabbage and onions. I then did my experiment over with McIntosh apples, which browned much more. I've never seen them in the grocery store but I've seen them grown. Of all our apple pies, this Caramel Apple Crumb Pie is the winner! I first used red delicious apples, but they hardly browned. Very juicy, sweet-sour flavor, winey, aromatic, sturdy, red skin, Juicy, sweet, pinkish-white flesh, red skin, 1 pound of apples = 2 large, 3 medium, or 4 to 5 small apples, 1 pound of apples = 3 cups peeled and sliced apples. Substitutes for McIntosh Apples Substitute apple varieties for McIntosh apples are generally other dessert apples with a balanced sweet-tart flavour and a soft texture . Sweet-tart with a hint of raspberry. Yes! Submitted by Ceecee on September 6, 2020 - 9:36am. Apples can pick up the flavors of other foods around them, so store them away from cabbage and onions. Similar to a classic McIntosh, this variety packs an even crunchier, crisper bite without a sour, puckery aftertaste. Fuji – Fuji apples are very large! Cortland apples offer a creamy, soft feel in the mouth. You won't find Bramleys here in the stores...I presume because they don't sell. An apple this crisp and delicious is best for snacking, as some of its delicate flavor could get lost when baked or cooked. When first picked the flavor of the McIntosh apple has a strong sweet-tart taste with nuances of spice, this flavor will mellow slightly in cold storage. I then did my experiment over with McIntosh apples, which browned much more. Crisp, with balanced sweetness and acidity. And the caramel sauce adds that special taste of fall! Use this list to help you pick a combination of apples that are available to you when baking! Ever. First discovered in the early 1800s, the McIntosh apple has become a North American icon, so much so that an Apple employee named the Macintosh line of computers after the fruit. 1 medium apple (tennis ball size) = 1 cup chopped apple; One pound of apples yields approx. I would be very interested in your reply. A fruit grown throughout the world in temperate climates for at least 3,000 years, there are now thousands of varieties from yellow to green to red, tender to crisp, sweet to tart and simple to complex. McIntosh is a classic apple with bright red with green splotches. Northern Spy is a “firm-tart” apple which is excellent for rich baked desserts such as pies. Some similar apple varieties include McIntosh offspring varieties Spartan, Empire, Liberty, Cortland, Jonamac, and Macoun . Also a Virginia Beauty which was a delicious apple for eating. The perfect apple should be a balance of fresh sweetness and bright acidity, with crisp, juicy flesh and that distinct “appley” aroma brought to us by esters. Established in 1919, family owned New York Apple Sales has been providing the region’s most delicious apples. This crisp, juicy apple is a Jonathan-Golden Delicious cross. Best Apples for Apple Butter Every year it became more difficult to find, now nowhere to be found. The McIntosh style is typified by attractive dark red or (more often) crimson colours, and a crunchy bite, often with bright white flesh. “firm-tart” and 2. I happen to love the combination of firm-tart apples and firm-sweet apples. This variety was developed at the Tohuku Research Station in Morioka, Japan in 1939. Granny Smiths, which many recipes recommend, seem too firm and not mellow enough to one who grew up on the smushy tart deliciousness of a … Submitted by Carma Lee Jensen on September 5, 2018 - 10:33pm. ), how to match an apple to a recipe, and 100 amazing apple recipes! See my complete list of Firm-Tart Apples and Firm-Sweet Apples below. Americans (if it's really fair to lump such a diverse crowd all together) are like the French in this one thing...we like a cooking apple that will hold it's shape when cooked. Doesn’t brown quickly when sliced. Macoun apple (Bar Lois Weeks) Macoun was also developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, by crossing McIntosh with Jersey Black, a variety from New Jersey also known as Black Apple, dating back to the early 1800s. McIntosh . Good luck with finding the Bramley if you ever come here, though/, Submitted by Susan M Lundstedt on September 11, 2018 - 11:22pm. I’m making the same one my grandma made, I grew up with my mother making, and now I make, except I have had trouble the past few years finding the Macintosh apples that were to go-to for three generations of pies. America’s oldest apple, it’s heavily russeted and tastes like honeyed lemonade. The best baking apples are the ones that keep their shape. They hold their shape beautifully when baked and stay firm once cut into bars. A New England favorite, this fruit is prized for both cooking and cider. Ive tried every variety listed above, simply disappointing. Red with some light yellow striping and small dots, this Mac-type apple is sweet-tart, very juicy, and crunchy. Every apple has a slightly different flavor; some are better for eating fresh, and some are better for baking. Thanks, Beth. Submitted by avis prior on September 25, 2020 - 6:33am. Northern Spy is also an excellent first-tart apple for pies. Apple butter is basically concentrated applesauce. Submitted by Beth Parkhurst on September 5, 2020 - 11:23am. You can get Northern Spy apples in Upstate New York. Submitted by Stephanie Bodnar on August 27, 2018 - 10:12pm, We can still get northern spys at a local apple orchard here in northern Pennsylvania. Don’t keep bruised or rotting apples nearby other apples. Jersey Macs are crisp, juicy, and tart, excellent for snacking and making applesauce. Current Facts While the exact parental origin of the McIntosh apple is unknown it is known to be a relative of many popular new varieties such as the Empire, Cortland, Liberty, Macoun, Lobo and Spartan. Feel the apple’s skin for a hard or soft exterior consistency. They’ve listed several apples that have already been mentioned that are crisp and either sweet or tart. Tender and sweet, great for sauces, with a wine-like flavor. We tried to list apples found all over North America. The best apples for baking are apples that hold their shape and don’t get mushy when baked or cooked. However, they are denser than apples and not as sweet so recipes might need to be adjusted. ", Submitted by Nancy Wagner on October 7, 2018 - 11:20pm. I live in Washington State we have Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fiji, granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink, and Cameo I love you recipes thank you for sharing. The Macoun apple is a great all around apple with a slightly-sweet tart flavor and firm texture. McIntosh achieves its best flavor in colder apple-growing regions. Apple Footer * AT&T Special Trade-In Offer : Monthly Price reflects net monthly payment, after application of AT&T trade-in credit up to $800 applied over 30 months after trade-in of eligible smartphone with min. Read these baking tips to find out what the best apples for baking are. McIntosh. One of my favorite recipes is for the dessert, Far Breton, and I like using Honey Crisp apples for this. You’re welcome Georgina, Merry Christmas to you as well! I prefer Jonathan apples for making apple pie and have many compliments on my pie. 2833 Trinity Square Drive Suite #173 Carrollton, TX 75006 (214) 389-4985 Submitted by Nancy Elliott on September 15, 2019 - 10:09am. Agree! Sweet-tart flesh, crisp, greenish-yellow skin, Our favorite apple variety for pie-making, Very tart, distinctively flavored, grass-green skin, tending toward yellow/orange. Bakery Style Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Honeycrisp – our all time favorite apple for eating. If you want straight-up good ol’, classic apple pie, then this is the one that mom used to make! I live in Vancouver BC Canada we do have Macintosh and Granny Smith. Submitted by Vernetta Nelson on October 5, 2020 - 7:00pm. For juice with a bit more punch, use Winesap, Jonathan, McIntosh or even crab apples instead of Pippins. Submitted by Cindy on September 5, 2020 - 9:57am, Just love the wolf river apple for baking holds shape nicely slightly tart and only takes 3 apples to make a pie apples are huge less peeling to do, Submitted by Richard Cornett on September 5, 2020 - 8:36am. I'm a transplant in the US from the UK, and as far as I'm concerned, Bramleys are THE best cooking apple! Thank you and God Bless. I do not make pies but I do often bake my delicious apple crisp but sometimes the apples get soggy, but now I can relax – imagine at the age of 83. What are Liberty apples used for? Fun fact, Fuji apples used to be one of my favorites for the sole reason that they were enormous. They are large, yellow and form an oily type film on the peel that helps keep them from withering. Jonathan, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Mutso and Rome apples provide a firmer skin and flesh. The apple has a spicy, crisp sweetness and has become one of the U.S. favorite apples. Very juice and tender, but bakes well. They stored very well in a cool fruit room for the winter. The early harvests tend to be more acidic, while late-season McIntosh are sweeter and juicier. Use any mix of apples. Are you an apple lover! McIntosh is a classic apple with bright red with green splotches. I detest funding crunchy apples in my pie! Our homemade Cinnamon Applesauce can be eaten straight from the jar or paired with grilled pork chops or potato pancakes. Flesh is dense and rather coarse. Tart flesh, crisp, juicy, bright red on yellow skin. Someone said that they can’t find them anymore. A popular apple for organic growers, it’s naturally resistant to disease and pests. Honeycrisp. A favorite of many Southern cooks, with deep red skin that turns purple-black in storage. Just know, Macintosh Apples do not hold their shape when baked. This advice goes for baking with other soft apples too. Some apples are better suited for eating raw because of their texture and flavor, others are better for pies and baking because they hold their shape when cooked, and others have the texture and flavor for better applesauce. Arkansas Black apples are hard in texture. This variety, which is a hybrid of Gala and Braeburn, offers some serious crunch and a slightly … I used that very combination, using Granny Smith Apples and Golden Delicious Apples, in my Gluten Free Apple Pie Bars. McIntosh is the best-selling apple in the northeastern United States and in Canada. It’s important to choose apples that keep their structure, which is what you’ll get when you start with crisp apples. Very tart; up to 1lb per apple; waxy skin so they store very well; break down beautifully when cooked, so they're good for apple sauce, cobblers and pies etc. Apple pie: a tradition, an institution. Submitted by Robert Brooks on July 25, 2018 - 7:51am. McIntosh apple trees were discovered by John McIntosh in 1811, purely by chance when he was clearing land on his farm. Jonagold apple. Empire apples are as a cross between McIntosh and Red Delicious; Empire has the sweet-tart flavor of the Mac with a crisper bite and creamier flesh; Kids love the crunchy texture and sweet-tart taste of Empire … Apple Pick: Honeycrisp apples If you're baking a whole apple, choose carefully. “firm-sweet” apples for depth of flavor. For the apples 6 apples, Mom uses McIntosh apples, I use a mix of whatever looks good 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 5 tablespoons (65 grams) granulated sugar. Crimson red with coppery green skin, Baldwin’s cream-white flesh is crisp and juicy with a spicy, sweet-tart flavor that’s great for cider. I sure would give them a try. Unlike Red Delicious, the number one North American variety, it isn't the subject of snide remarks by apple aficionados. A papaya has more fiber than an apple and tastes delicious when tossed in a salad with cucumber, jicama, lime juice, chili powder, and salt. Learn how your comment data is processed. They’re nice and crisp and sweeter than Honeycrisp. Just firm enough to hold its shape with an intense flavour. Here’s Amy with the reason why, but also how to make McIntosh apples work if you’ve just gotta have ’em: My grandmother made delicious pies with McIntosh apples, … Any advice on what apples will grow well near Summerville SC,zone 8b? Stores for up to 2 months and is well suited to hot, southern climates. Fairly mild variety but easily found. Another reader mentioned Stayman Winesaps; they’re my favorite for apple butter. A French apple that dates back to the 16th century, it is the classic variety used in tarte tatin. Your email address will not be published. Submitted by Frederick Allen on September 15, 2019 - 10:22am. These will differ slithly from area to area, but within the same area the kinds that are available are fairly set. Submitted by carla on February 29, 2020 - 12:59am. It is pureed or cut and cooked which gives you that caramelized touch. Papayas provide nutrition that is similar to that found in apples. Cut the apple into a slice to feel the flesh. They make great fresh apple pies with out needing any thickening because they are not too juicy. Submitted by William Gregg Curtaz on September 5, 2018 - 12:58pm. Spys for pies! In England, apple pie is often served with Wensleydale cheese instead of cheddar. Amy Traverso, expert and author of the award-winning The Apple Lover’s Cookbook (revised and updated for 2020! CHILL HOURS: 200-300 DROUGHT TOLERANCE: Good HARVEST TIME: June - July Apple. The trees, though vigorous, are prone to a number of diseases and tend to want to be alternate bearers so the orchards that produce apples for Safeway etc. VineLines Editor’s Note: Because the question applying nutrients by foliar sprays comes up often, I’m including comments by one of the world’s leading experts in the field. Apple Facts: Apple skin contains about 2/3 of their dietary fiber. Winter Banana Apples were not mentioned. The McIntosh apple was ideally suited to the climate of the area, being a heavy and reliable cropper with good cold hardiness. Cortland apples are a sweet and tart variety with a similar texture and are usually the closest substitute. Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Red Delicious taste sweet. Liberty apples are crunchy, mildly-tart apples which are fabulous for fresh eating, juice and sauce. However, you almost never find Gravensteins in the big stores. you can add lemon juice to the apples if you want some zing. Popular on the West Coast, Sierra Beauty is complex and tart-sweet with floral and spice flavors. The saying here is "there is nothing like a spy pie. A California favorite, the Gravenstein ripens early. My daughter and I both stop in when their spys ripen which is later in the season, to pick up a peck of them for pies. While it's excellent to eat fresh off the tree, it's equally good for cooking and acceptable for juicing. Substitute apple varieties for McIntosh apples are generally other dessert apples with a balanced sweet-tart flavour and a soft texture. Some similar apple varieties include McIntosh offspring varieties Spartan, Empire, Liberty, Cortland, Jonamac, and Macoun. Macs … McIntosh I did a science fair project on oxidation in apples. Again, all the apples they’ve chosen are crisp and either sweet or tart. Slightly tart, and the most aromatic of all apples. The University of California Kearney Agricultural Center . Name Best Uses Flavor Characteristics, Appearance; Cortland: Applesauce: Tender-sweet, these large purple-red apples with yellow streaks red-blushed apples are moderately juicy and fairly sweet compared to McIntosh. For a mild flavored juice, substitute Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious or Cortland apples for Pippins. A papaya has more fiber than an apple and tastes delicious when tossed in a salad with cucumber, jicama, lime juice, chili powder, and salt. Juicy, sweet, pinkish-white flesh with two-toned red and green skin. It's a lighter red than McIntosh, medium sized, with splashes of red and green. As a kid, I remember having russet apples. One bad apple … Winner of the IACP Cookbook Award (Best American Cookbook) and Finalist for the Julia Child First Book Award, Splendid Table called The Apple Lover’s Cookbook “The perfect apple primer.” We call it a perfect and amazing gift to any apple lover! The cinnamon-spiced oat topping is wonderful. ... Cortland apples are a sweet and tart variety with a similar texture and are usually the closest substitute. This is our desert-island apple. Melrose – This breed of apple is grown in Ohio. Plus, find a brief history of the apple (Adam and Eve? We baked nine varieties for one hour at 350° and found that the firm Granny Smith apple (the mess, right) collapsed and turned to … Mary. Submitted by Tea on November 11, 2018 - 8:20am. There are many types of apples and the best substitutes for the Mcintosh apple would be Jonathan Apple, Macoun Apple and Pippin Apple. The best substitutes for the Macoun apples are the Jonathan Apple, McIntosh Apple and the Pippin Apple. The apple was very tart and didn’t have much sweetness or juiciness in the flesh. Respectfully, Sylvia Demers, Granny Smith would be the best option for you then , Your email address will not be published. Use raw for out-of-hand eating, in a salad, cooked for a chutney or preserve, or in pies and other baked goods. I planted a Bramleys tree (mail order from a US supplier) about two years ago, so they are available. McIntosh apples are in use for years since to develop other apple varieties. The Anna Apple tree is self-fertile and tastes like a Granny Smith apple early in the harvest stages. The hard part is picking which of the many varieties of apples to include in your baked goods. McIntosh, Cortland, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples offer a soft skin and tender flesh. McIntosh apples are a popular pick for many bakers, but our advice is to not use Macs in apple pie. However, after it fully ripens the Anna Apple is even sweeter and tastes much like a Red Delicious apple! BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Use firmer apples (such as above) for dishes that cook 45 minutes or more. 1. Best Apples for Pies and Crisps While I highly recommend following the advice of using crisp apples when baking, if you truly prefer the flavor and texture of Macintosh Apples, go for it! The apples were tender without being applesauce. Categories Baking Basics, Pies, Tips & Tricks Tags best apples for apple pie, cortland apple substitute, substitute for mcintosh apples, substitute for mcintosh apples in pie, sweet apples. Tangy-tart-sweet combo. We had a Northern Spy when I was young and the apples were wonderful. You can use tart apples, sweet apples, or a combination of tart and sweet as long as they’re crisp. They have a nice flavor eaten fresh. Click the cover below to look inside—and find out! On this page, we list the best apples for baking and cooking—with charts on best apples for apple pies, best apples for making applesauce, best apples for apple cider, and best apples for apple butter. They have an incredible warming spice flavor, but they do tend to break down as they cook. Here’s how to make applesauce–and how to can it for year-round deliciousness. McIntosh was selling seedlings from the tree by 1820, but they did not produce fruit of the quality of the original. I would love to have my own trees to ensure a good supply. The Kitchen prefers Granny Smith, Jonathan or Jonagold, Cortland, Braeburn, and Honeycrisp. McIntosh. When picked at the correct ripeness they stand up very well to oven cooking but do not need to be cut thin as some other harder apples. When you want fresh, juicy, locally grown apples, just say Yes! The McIntosh grandchildren dubbed the fruit it produced "Granny's apple", as they often saw their grandmother taking care of the tree in the orchard. https://www.recipetips.com/glossary-term/t--35809/mcintosh-apple.asp They stay firm, sweet and don't discolor. If you have a recipe that calls for apples and you don’t have any, there’s really nothing for it: there is no real substitute for apples. Hooray! Where are you from? Let's make something great together! Aromatic, crisp, with a cherry-spice finish. You brought back some, wonderful memories with your comment. I will teach you how to make + bake THE BEST gluten free treats, baked goods + breads that are so good, your gluten-eating friends will be jealous. One bad apple can indeed spoil the whole barrel! I want to make my first apple crisp next week on Monday May 18 2020. The apple tree and pear tree are related to each other--They are both part of the rose family. They prefer the soft, mush texture that Macintosh Apples produce in baked goods. You can't go wrong with the gorgeous Apple Upside-Down Cake. There’s one big orchard I know that grows Mutsu apples. Submitted by The Editors on September 14, 2020 - 10:20am. Fuji apples are aromatic, sweet, juicy and crisp with a firm texture with colors that vary from yellow-green with red highlights to mostly red. A great pie is a mix of Rhode Island Greening (first-tart) with Baldwin (firm-sweet). You are lucky you have a better variety congratulations. The McIntosh apple is a good overall apple with a balanced sweet-tart flavor that works well for raw and cooked applications. Sweet and crisp. There are so many apple varieties that it's difficult to narrow the list down, but in most areas you'll only find about four to seven varieties. McIntosh apples are available in the fall and early winter. You can probably enjoy almost any eating apple, and I encourage you to be adventurous. It's about having fun. It’s actually THE ONLY kind of apple my youngest will eat. McIntosh. Great for pie and light baking. For a mild flavored juice, substitute Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious or Cortland apples for Pippins. Thank you for your post on apples, I am more confused maybe you are in the United States and to tell you the truth I have never seen or heard the majority of those names. The apple was given the family name of McIntosh. Hard to find in KY anymore. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Do you know an apple lover? Quinces can be used in cooked recipes as an apple substitute. Jonathan, if I find them here in New England, Yellow Delicious and perhaps a Winesap. Custom programming and server maintenance by, Ideally, bake a pie with more than one apple—an equal amount of 1. The new Koru apple is pretty good for baking and desserts and it doesn't brown easily after cutting. I like macs to , would like to know what other apple comes close to the flavor of stayman apples. The Cortland is a relatively soft apple, although not quite as soft as the McIntosh. Nutrition. The McIntosh has a red and green skin and white flesh inside. Ever eaten a mushy apple pie? They’re firm with a sweet-tart taste. Lightly red-striped with an orange huge, this medium-sized apple has a spicy or nutty fragrance that’s great for cider. One 9-inch apple pie generally requires about two pounds of apples (six medium-sized apples). Firm-tart apples are apples like Granny Smith, Esopus Spitzenburg, Northern Spy, Ida Red, and Pink Pearl. Why an apple book? Learn all about apple cider pressing. $95 trade-in value. Loved them just off the tree, but if they fell off the tree, the cows loved them as well. The McIntosh apples crisp flesh is exceptionally juicy and bright white in color. A great all-purpose apple popular in the mid-Atlantic region. I have never used Granny Smith because I fear a hard bite in the pie. Aim for a balance between spicy, tart and sweet flavors. Just know, Macintosh Apples do … If only I would have anticipated their fall from popularity, I would have saved seeds. Gravensteins have an intense tart/sweet flavor and hold up really well to cooking. We don’t get a variety of apples mainly. Submitted by M. M. Sands on September 4, 2018 - 10:44am, Bramley apples aren't commercially available in the U.S., although -- since it's possible to buy the trees from select nurseries -- presumably they are available somewhere. Its shatteringly crisp texture is guaranteed to hold firm, … The best way to get them is to plant a tree (or to know someone who has one). Softer apples tend to work best for sauces as well as baking dishes that cook quickly, like muffins. Heirloom apple with a thin skin and a juicy, sweet flavor. They are so delicious fresh that sometimes I have a hard time baking with them... but when I do they always make the best baked desserts. ADDRESS. Read More…. I have not seen them or even heard about them for years. If you have apple varieties in your region that aren’t listed here, please comment below and let us know what you prefer to use! Exceptional taste and found in supermarkets year-round. The best substitutes for the Jonathan apples are the Macoun Apples, McIntosh Apples and the Pippin Apple. ), shares a couple important tips for apple pies: Below is a list of the best apples for baking and cooking. They prefer the soft, mush texture that Macintosh Apples produce in baked goods. McIntosh is an apple that has been loved since John McIntosh discovered seedlings in Ontario in 1811. Soft apples work best for apple butter because they cook down faster. Heck, get wild and use cherries or chocolate instead of apples. While I highly recommend following the advice of using crisp apples when baking, if you truly prefer the flavor and texture of Macintosh Apples, go for it! Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Use raw for out-of-hand eating, in a salad, cooked for a chutney or preserve, or in pies and other baked goods. We had a Banana Apple tree on the ranch where I grew up. For juice with a bit more punch, use Winesap, Jonathan, McIntosh or even crab apples instead of Pippins. Submitted by Chris on October 15, 2020 - 2:33pm. My personal favorite eating apple used to be Fuji. I first used red delicious apples, but they hardly browned. They had green/grey skin with bumps and were delicious! Honey and vanilla flavors dominate and the flesh is juicy and fine-grained. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Submitted by Suzanne M Paroski on September 5, 2020 - 6:30pm. Your description sounds like what we called the "pound sweet." Thank you and Merry Christmas. Some advocate the use of only the softest apples such as Braeburns, McIntosh, Fujis, and Courtlands. It has a rich complexity of flavor, but is not as popular with supermarket growers because it is not easy to grow. Below is a list of apples which are best for sauces and fresh preparation. Balance of sweet and sour undertones and widely available in supermarkets any time of the year. McIntosh, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Gala apples are juicy versus the firmer textured apples that emit less juice when bitten. I haven't come across anything like them in the stores, here. Grown in NY State, the Jersey Mac apple variety is an early August variety, a cousin of the McIntosh. Jonathans – These apples are grown in the Midwest and are a combination of Jonagolds and Golden Delicious. I get them at Beak & Skiff. Yes! don't find the economical to grow....there are a few orchards that produce them commercially in California and in Eastern Washington. One 9-inch apple pie generally requires about two pounds of apples (six medium-sized apples). In my part of the country (the Pacific Northwest) we are lucky enough to have Gravensteins, which in my opinion are much better than any other apple. I'm a gluten free recipe developer and author of The Gluten Free Quick Breads Cookbook. For the most complex flavors, use a combination of both types. 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