Our Favorite Apples and Recipes

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Amy - My favorite apple is Golden Delicious because it’s mildly sweet and it’s perfect for everything from salads to baking!

Ashleigh – I LOVE apples! They’re one of my favorite fruits. In the fall I like to go apple picking and make homemade applesauce. When it comes to my favorite variety, it’s a tie because I simply cannot choose just one—between Red Delicious and Rome apples.

CathyGranny Smith for me—served cold and crisp!

CherylRed Delicious and McIntosh!

ChristyGranny Smith and Honeycrisp are definitely my favorite apples--especially when dipped in caramel or peanut butter.

Chuck – I vote for whichever apple is best for apple pies, because apple pies are delicious! I highly recommend the Pampered Chef Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer gadget!

Dan – My favorite apple is Granny Smith. It was invented by Maria Ann "Granny" Smith in 1868.

DougGranny Smith

DylanBardsey Island Apple! Best apple I’ve ever had that you’ve probably never heard of.

FredGolden Delicious

JandyGranny Smith – Love the crisp, tart flavor!

Jim – I like whatever apple is in apple pie. I normally do not eat fruit because the natural sugar hurts my sensitive teeth.

Jo Ann - Braeburn – sweet, tart and crunchy!

Joe - Red Delicious – I used to eat lots of apples growing up--usually with peanut butter!

John - Unfortunately, I’m allergic to apples that aren’t cooked, so my favorite kind of apple is usually baked into a pie.

Ken – My favorite apples are Cortland apples!

KrisGranny Smith – nice and tart for eating and great for apple pies!

Laurie S.McIntosh are the best fall season apple!

Laurie T. – I love Granny Smith apples.

MarybethGranny Smith for me – served cold and crisp!

MatthewGreen Apples!

Melissa – The absolute best are freshly picked from an apple orchard during the fall. Otherwise, my go to apple would have to be Granny Smith.

Mike O. - Well, since everyone knows just how health conscious I am, of course I have a favorite apple. My absolute favorite is…Candied! I’m still not sure how they get them to grow with those little sticks in them, but who am I to question. I suppose an argument could be made for any apple in pie form as well.

NickFuji apples are my favorite.

Nina – The best apple I ever ate was a Baldwin apple. I worked on a farm one summer, and I could eat as many as I wanted! You can't get them anymore, so I would say a Cortland apple is as close to that as you can get. I also love apple pie. There is nothing better in the fall.

Pat – I love any apple that I can eat (not very picky), but I must say that my favorite is Red Delicious.

PaulaHoneycrisp! They are crispy and very sweet.

SheilaHoneycrisp apples!

TomMcIntosh! They’re sweet and crunchy (even though I’m not particularly a fan of Apple computers).

TracyFuji or Gala – My pet Sugar Glider squirrel, Zip, will only eat Fuji and Gala apples, so that’s what I buy now.

Will – If I had to choose which apple was my favorite, I’d have to go with the pie variety.

Cathy’s Sweet & Simple Snack

  • Cut up Granny Smiths into cubes
  • Mix with 1 tsp of brown sugar
  • Microwave for ~45 seconds
  • Top with granola if available
  • Enjoy

Amy’s Pork Medallions with sautéed Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 lb), cut into 1-inch slices
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 2 medium apples, cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice

Directions

Flatten pork to 1/2-in. thickness. Combine the thyme, paprika, salt and pepper; sprinkle over both sides of pork. Place on a broiler pan. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until juices run clear; keep warm. In a nonstick skillet, sauté onions and garlic in butter until tender. Add apples; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Combine the cornstarch, broth and apple juice until smooth; stir into apple mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened Serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings (from tasteofhome.com)

Amy’s Apple Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 TBS baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded peeled apples
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs. Add oil, sugars and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in zucchini, apples and pecans (batter will be stiff). Spoon into three greased 8-in.x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350o for 50-55 minutes or until done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 3 loaves (from tasteofhome.com)