does it matter what apples?

@aretha (2538)
United States
March 6, 2008 1:36pm CST
i bought some more apples to make apple pie and apple crisp. i normally buy what looks good but my mother in-law says she only buys a couple different kids to bake with. i have never really seen a difference its all yummy. so are you like me or do you buy one kind for baking?
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Depends what you are looking for the outcome of the crisp. Some apples are more tart. Some more sweet. If I want tart I go the Granny Smith route. If I want sweeter, its Golden Delicious. Washingtons etc I generally save for eating with some peanut butter.
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@aretha (2538)
• United States
6 Mar 08
oh yummy! apples a peanut butter one of my favs. my mother in law said the same thing. i normally don't get the granny smith cuz they are so tart. thanks a bunch
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I like granny smiths too! The peanut butter takes the tart out, or even better yet some carmel dip.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
7 Mar 08
yes, you want a crisp, firm, and tart apple for baking... species that come to mind are granny smith cortland macantosh ida red mmm now I want to make an apple crisp, have not made one yet this year. Maybe that would be a good idea for our Sunday dessert this weekend.
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@aretha (2538)
• United States
9 Mar 08
oh yes you should i finally made mine and it was so yummy. i think i am gonna make another one for easter.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
18 Mar 08
thank you for the kind rating! I appreciate it.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Mar 08
http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Baking-with-Apples/Detail.aspx Here is a great site about what kinds of apples are good for what type of recipe. I hope it helps.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I'm sure there are a certain apple used for baking. But I am like you, I would just use whatever apple I had on hand. The only type of apple I know by sight is the granny smith. Any other, I couldn't tell you what type it was.
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