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Monday
Oct262009

Apple of My Pie: A Field Guide to the Best Apples for Baking, from Pillsbury

Apples Vs Pie
Apple pie is pretty delicious most of the time, no doubt about it. But in the fall, when apples are in season, it gets heightened to a new level of awesome. But which apples are best suited for baking?

Thankfully, the kind people at Pillsbury, who currently have a "Love the Pie" campaign going on to promote making, eating, and sharing pie recipes (love it!) were kind enough to make a field guide detailing which kind of apples are best suited to baking, snacking, freezing, cooking, and so on. It's a keeper!

You can find more pie ideas (including recipes, contests, and general pie deliciousness) at the Pillsbury Pie page.
Love the Pie Apple guide from Pillsbury

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Reader Comments (9)

Leave it to you to full truly useful information from a promotional thingy. This is why you rock. I made an apple crisp the other day and I'm pretty sure there were better apples to use... now I know!

October 26 | Unregistered CommenterEB of SpiceDish

Wow this is extremely helpful. Excellent post...I usually go Granny Smith with everything and this chart tells me why.

October 26 | Unregistered CommenterTender Branson

Nice chart! Now I know honeycrisp are good for baking and sauce...I know what to do with the big batch of them sitting on my counter.

October 26 | Unregistered CommenterNutmeg Nanny

Really informative post...always wanted to know too. I use Granny Smith for most baking needs; now I see why!
Have no idea what kind of apples were on my trees whenI lived in Michigan but they sure made good applesauce!

October 27 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Whatever happened to winesap. I just love it for pies.

October 27 | Unregistered Commentercora

This is a great list! Thank you for sharing it!

oh this list is dang perfect!! pink lady apples... the cutest name... and a delicious apple!

October 27 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

Ah, thank you for posting this! I wish they had a chart like this right in the grocery store. Love your adorable painting too!

October 28 | Unregistered Commenterkristina

Thank you so much for this very useful guide...super info. for us apple lovers!! Best wishes, Valerie in Manitoba, Canada

October 30 | Unregistered CommenterValerie
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