The Macintosh Apple is sweet and crisp when first harvested in the beginning of September, but turns into a softer consistency that is perfect for pies and apple sauce.
The Granny Smith Apple offers a sharp and tart flavor that is the most popular for making apple pie and does well with savory dishes such as baking with pork chops and retains its shape when cooked.
Jonagolds Apples are derived from Golden Delicious and Jonathan apples. They have a sweet and tart taste, hold up well for cooking and another preferred apple to for baking a pie.
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The Honeycrisp offer a crisp, juicy flavor with the flesh as sweet as honey. It also has a tartness that blends well and makes for a wonderful apple pie if you can keep from eating them all up before they get to a pie shell. Get them early in the Fall season as they are only available for a short time
Get 40 Irresistible Apple Dessert Recipes over at MidwestLiving.com
20 Savory Apple Recipes for Fall form SeriousEats.com
Get more information on the Macintosh and see the links to other apple types and recipes at Specialty Produce.com