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Old 09-02-2007, 02:53 PM   #1
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What is your favorite apple for applesauce?

It is getting to be apple season, so my thoughts go to home made apple sauce. I have been using Red and Yellow Delicious, and some staymans; I am thinking about changing my varieties, I would like a more tart flavor. What are your favorites for making apple sauce?

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Old 09-02-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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You want to use what is called cooking apples which means the apples used for baking and cooking as they are tart like Gala or my absolute favorite Granny Smiths there are alot more but I cant think of them right now but somebody here does.The apples you are using are not the right kind I myself dont even care to eat them raw just too bland for me.
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:36 PM   #3
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Northern spys, winesaps and granny smiths are very tart and great for pies and applesauce.
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:39 PM   #4
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I almost always use Granny Smith apples. They have just the right tang and are not overly sweet. I don't care for ultra-sweet applesauce and Granny Smiths are just perfect.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:50 AM   #5
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I'm in the Granny Smith camp.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:07 AM   #6
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Bramley apples are also ideal for applesauce as the original cooking apple - tart and also goes very soft on cooking.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:23 AM   #7
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jonathan, or any jonathan related cultivars, wonderful flavor, and use the peels too!
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:24 AM   #8
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Granny's for baking...

...but here lately, I've discovered Pink Lady and Honey Crisp. My favorite eating apples were Jonathan and or Winesap. But the Lady and the Crisp top them both, for me. I don't know how they'd be in a sauce or pie, but alone, they are outstanding.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #9
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I do a combination of Rome, Macs and Golden delicious.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:16 PM   #10
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If your looking for a more tart flavor, my vote is for Granny Smith.
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