What are the best apples to use for seasonal pies, sauces, and more?
America’s favorite double-crust pie that makes its notable appearance for Thanksgiving is the one and only apple pie. Cortland, Granny Smith, Jonagold, and Honey Crisp will get you the desired crisp texture served either hot or cold.
When preparing applesauce, McIntosh, Cortland, Gravenstein, Jonagold, and Golden Delicious apples are wonderful to make that perfect apple puree. Applesauce is a favorite food for winter, since it keeps well, and often accompanies a larger meal.
Apple cider, once widely pressed at farm stands and local mills, is very easy to make. Golden Delicious, Fuji, and Gala apples are great for a sweet taste, while Cortland, Newtown, and Foxwhelp apples produce a bittersweet taste. A few locations to go apple picking (whether off a tree or out of a basket):
Aspetuck Valley Apple Barn, 714 Black Rock Tpke., Easton
Jones Family Farm, 606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd., Shelton
Silverman’s Farm, 451 Sport Hill Rd., Easton