I came home yesterday from the neurologist exhausted. It was a long day for me. I fell asleep and woke up at five this morning. Here I go again. Making the rounds of all the specialists.
No it is not too early for Christmas baking. Or at least thinking about it. My daughter decided that besides the pumpkin cheesecake, they also want an apple pie. In a moment of euphoria, I agreed to do both. Where was my brain?
I have always used Granny Smith apples for the pie. But I am not fond of them. Too sour, and they require too much sugar. So I went on the hunt for other apples for the pie. And BTW she is going to have to buy them if she wants the pie also. I am not a millionaire. I am paying for the ingredients for the cheesecake. I decided to make a list of what apples to send her husband looking for when he goes to the store. I need ten apples for the pie. I like to make them high.
All I was looking for was a definitive list of apples suitable for pie making. It seems like the only lists I could find was lists for eating and cooking along with pie making. I don't want to make applesauce or bake them for dumplings. I just want to make a simple pie. So what apples do you use. I already know about Granny Smith. But do you mix and use different apples in your pie? I want some sweet ones that can stand up to pie making along with the GS. I was always taught that green apples were best for pie making. Such as Golden Delicious. I am open to any suggestions.