What is the Best Apple for Making Apple Pie?

What is the best type of apple to use in making an apple pie?

By elaine from Berwick, ME

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January 27, 20110 found this helpful

I've been told Granny Smith's are the best for making home made apple pies because they don't get mushy.

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

I agree with Lorelei, Granny Smith's are the best. They hold their shape after cooking and they lend a wonderful sweet/tart flavor to the pie. I have used other apples but the Granny Smith's are my favorite.

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

My Mom always uses 3 different types- 2 granny smiths, 2 pink lady (pink crisp) and 2 of what ever kind suits her fancy that day (Macintosh). She says the different tastes and textures make for a more interesting and delicious pie.

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

I think Pippin Apples are the best. If you can find them. If I find a pie made with Pippin Apples I will buy it. They are the best.

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

I like to use Golden Delicious apples! They hold their shape while baking yet are sweeter and become a little softer than Granny Smith.

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

I find Granny Smith or Golden Delicious are great for making pies. Also now and then I use tinned apples, which are good too. Jean, Gippsland Australia

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

I did an experiment with different apples and made some pies, and I found that even Granny Smith got mushier in the pie. The best one that kept it's shape was Fuji. So now, I either use Fuji, or mix them with other apples so there are some firm pieces in the pie.

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January 29, 20110 found this helpful

I usually use whatever apple I have on hand which is usally Gala &/or Red Delicious & I use a combination of them both if I need that much for the pie I am making & I don't like my apples cooked too too long, just tender enough but not long enough to turn to mush or lose shape. I cover outside crust edges w/strips of tin toil if browing too much. I really don't think there is a magic or must use kind of apples for pie. Just the right spices & baking time that is not too long. After 45 mins to an hr, check with a fork to test for doneness of apples. I hope I explained so you could understand what I mean.

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February 12, 20110 found this helpful

I grew up on an apple and pear orchard in the Wenatchee Valley of Washington State. I prefer Roman Beauties for cooking if you can find them.

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