The glorious apple harvest is coming in. Apples of many colors, sizes, and shapes are appearing at farmers markets and roadside stands.
My question is always, “Is this a cooking apple or one to be eaten fresh?” Not every vendor has an answer. In some cases they are not even certain of the name of the apple.
Here is a quick way to determine the cook-ability.
A good cooking apple with still have its shape. A non-cooker will be turning into applesauce. The flavor may be fine with the non-cooker, but the form is not suitable for an apple pie unless you like applesauce pie.
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That sure is an easy way to find out. There have been so many times when I was told that the apples are ‘just perfect’ for cooking, only to be disappointed later. Many a times, I ruined my dish because of this misjudgement.
This seems to be a more sensible way of going about it. But a few apples. Try what you just said on one apple and then decide accordingly if you would want to cook with the remaining ones- rather than have a poorly turned out dish. 🙂
Thanks a ton for sharing this. Very useful.
Oh, that sounds delicious. cooking apple is great. I would love to try this at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe.