It’s that time of year again! Apples are on sale at supermarkets and you’ll see huge piles of them at all the farmers’ markets in your area. If you usually just grab a couple of Red Delicious and call it good, now is the time to change that. There are so many tasty varieties of apples out there and you’re really doing yourself a disservice if your stick with the same old one all the time. Here are the hot new apple varieties that you’ve got to try this year.
This is one of my kids’ favorite kinds of apples. They are tart and sweet at the same time and they taste really delicious paired with oatmeal for breakfast or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. They have a nice yellowy-pink color that is beautiful to look at and that makes them easy to find at the store. You’ll never regret trying a pink lady apple.
These lovely pinky-red apples are sure to make your taste buds tingle with delight. They are only available November through April, but if you can get your hands on them, you should totally buy a few pounds of them and keep them in your fruit bowl. Slice them up and enjoy them plain or dipped in peanut butter. You’re going to love them!
Despite its weird name, this apple is one that you can’t not try eating. This apple is a cross between a Mcintosh and a Jersey Black so they have a really pleasing flavor and they are a really deep, dark red color. These are pretty popular apples in pick your own orchards and they make a great snacking apple, so go ahead and take a big bite.
This apple falls more on the yellow and green end of the spectrum so it’s beautiful in appearance as much as it tastes heavenly. The apple is a mix between Golden Delicious and Topaz apples and has only been around for about 15 years. They are great sliced and eaten plain, but you can also make a really yummy pie out of Opal apples. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
These apples are well known for being tart and juicy, which makes them a top pick for me. They have a bright white flesh and a nice swirly red and yellow flesh that will make you want to take a bite right now. While this apple tastes great as a snacking apple, it’s perfect for cooking too. Use Idared apples to make applesauce, pie or apple butter. Whatever you dream up will taste just about as good as it gets.
This apple is the perfect combination of tart and sweet so it has something for everyone, including a lovely red color and a small size that makes it perfect for tossing in your bag and taking on the go. These apples are also a good choice for making pie and juice, so go ahead and load up on Winesap apples next time you see them.
This apple just has a fun name! It has a pretty skin that is yellow and red and a tasty inside that can’t be beat. They are a specialty type of apple so they aren’t as easy to find as other kinds, but if you can get your hands on some, buy them all up. The taste is mild and more sweet than tart. You’re going to love them!
What’s your favorite kind of apple? What do you use it for? Will you try one of these tasty varieties next time?
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