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Have you ever wondered what all the different apples that you see in the grocery store are used for?  Keep reading to see a little bit about the most popular apples, what they are used for, and some of our favorite apple recipes!

Different Apples: What They Are Used For

Fuji: sweet, crisp, juicy 

  • Fuji apples are great for eating fresh 

  • They are considered one of the sweetest apples out there

  • These apples are great to add to salads

Gala: mild, sweet, crisp 

  • Gala apples are considered to be multi-purpose 

  • They are a good source of fiber to help with your digestive tract 

  • These are great apples to be served with chocolate, caramel, or cheeses

Granny Smith: tart, crisp, juicy 

  • Granny Smith apples are best suited raw or cooked

  • These apples are perfect for baking (pies, crisps, etc.) 

  • They are an excellent source of vitamin C

Red Delicious: bland, crisp 

  • Red delicious apples are best fresh, as their skin does not hold well when being cooked

  • Their outside breaks down easy, leading them to be perfect for pureeing into sauces or added to soups

  • They flavor well with cinnamon, pecans, and cheddar cheese, so make sure to add them to your next charcuterie board

Honeycrisp: sweet, subtle tanginess

  • Honeycrisp apples are very versatile 

  • They can be added to most everything including salads, stews, baked goods, roasts, made into applesauce, and more

  • These apples bruise easily and tend to be more expensive

Lady: sweet subtle, tender 

  • Lady apples are best cooked to bring out their flavor

  • They pair well with almonds, cheese, caramel, lemon, maple, and more

  • They are traditionally used for decorative purposes 

Our Favorite Apple Recipes 

Apple Crisp For One

Less prep time, more time for YOU. Individual sized Apple Crisp will top off the best fall night and goes great with a scoop of ice cream!

Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Apples

Enjoy the perfect blend of autumn herbs and spices in this savory pork marinade!

Cinnamon Bun Apple Dip

This cinnamon bun apple dip is perfect for a fall party, tailgate, or holiday. This easy dip recipe is sure to be a favorite!

Apple and Pork Panini

The perfect way to spice up your lunch sandwich!  Enjoy a perfect mix of apple and cheese for a yummy taste.

Harvest Rice with Apples and Pecans

Celebrate the falling leaves and bright autumnal colors with this sweet harvest rice with apples and pecans.


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