Why should you compare apples... to apples? Because depending on what you're making, some are better than others. Here are our faves for each apple application.
apple varieties
Photography by Caitlin Bensel
| Credit: Photography by Caitlin Bensel

Apple Pie

Make a balanced filling with firm, sweet-tart apples. Try Jazz, Granny Smith, Mutsu, or Jonathan. Better yet, mix a few types for complex flavor.

Baked Apples

Crisp varieties will keep their shape and hold fillings as they bake. Four varieties we love: Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Rome, and Braeburn.


Get that spoonable, buttery texture with apples that break down easily, like Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Jonagold, or Cortland.