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Which apples are best for what?

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         I'M NOT MARTHA - Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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Hi! I'm Lizzy!!  and I'm not Martha!!!

I met a friend at the local flea market and there was a 
farmer with his apples.  We picked up two and sat on a 
park bench under a canopy of trees giving us a cool breeze, 
catching up.  A perfect day!

The most beautiful apples are coming into the farm stands. 
And for those of you who enjoy a day of apple picking, now 
is the time.  But which apples are best for what?  Always 
a head scratcher.  So I made you a chart...what better to 
do with my time than help out my friends? Now you can print 
and put the apple decoder in your purse.

I love applesauce so I've got a few great new ones to offer 
you.  Enjoy!!!

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comments on this and recent issues at... Not Martha forum

   Name       Eating  Cooking  Sauce  Pie  Juice  Apple Butter

Gala........... X        X     BEST    X     X         X

PaulaRed....... X        X       X     X               X

McIntosh....... X              good          X         X

Honeycrisp..... X        X     good    X    BEST       X
                            but watery

Jonathan....... X        X     Very    X     X         X

Golden DeliciousX        X     Very    X     X         X

Ultra Gold..... X        X       X     X     X         X

Cortland....... X                X     X     X         X

Jonaclicious... X        X     Very    X     X         X

Red Delicious.. X              good                    X

Jonagold....... X              Very          X

Jubilee........ X        X       X     X

Keepsake....... X        X             X

Shizuka........ X        X       X     X     X         X

Rome...........          X             X

Sundance....... X        X                   X         X

Blushing Gold.. X        X             X     X         X

Enterprise..... X        X

Melrose........ X        X     Very    X     X         X

Stayman Winesap X        X     good          X

Granny Smith... X        X                   X

Pink Lady...... X        X     good    X     X         X

Suncrisp....... X        X             X     X         X

Fuji........... X        X     BEST    X

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This one is a new twist on the standard and particularly good 
when you have a few of each kind of apple but not enough of 
one variety.  It's microwave fast and easy, too.  So little 
sugar that even the sugar watchers can enjoy.

2 medium Golden Delicious apples (about 14 ounces)
2 medium Granny Smith apples (about 14 ounces)
2 medium Fuji apples (about 14 ounces)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar

Peel, core and thinly slice all apples. Place apples in large 
microwave-safe bowl. Add 1/4 cup water to bowl. Cover with 
plastic wrap and microwave on high 10 minutes. Stir apples. 
Continue to microwave, uncovered, until apples are very 
tender, about 5 minutes longer. Using large fork, coarsely 
mash apples. Mix in 1 tablespoon sugar.

Applesauce can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

Makes about 3 1/2 cups.
Bon Appetit | December 1998


Only one more fruit is added to this vibrant red applesauce, 
yet its fragrance and tastiness seem to triple. Smooth and 
elegant, it complements roast meats and makes a wonderful 
dessert on its own.

2 lb Gala or McIntosh apples, quartered and seeded (left 
2 lb red or black plums, quartered and pitted
1/4	cup water
1/4	cup sugar

Cook all ingredients in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot, covered, 
over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until fruit 
is very tender and falling apart, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Force 
mixture through a large medium-mesh sieve using a rubber 
spatula, discarding peels.

Cooks' note: Plum applesauce keeps, covered and chilled, 1 
Makes about 6 cups.
Gourmet | September 2006


Makes about 1 1/4 cups.

1 lb Gala apples
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons Calvados

Peel and core apples, then cut into 1-inch pieces. Bring 
apples, water, sugar, zest, and cinnamon to a boil in a 
2-quart heavy saucepan, stirring occasionally, then reduce 
heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.

Remove lid and simmer until most of liquid is evaporated, 
5 to 10 minutes. Add Calvados and simmer, stirring 
occasionally, 1 minute. Mash apples with a potato masher 
or a fork to a coarse sauce, then cool.

Applesauce can be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered.
Gourmet | January 2003

This is wonderful with roasted chicken, meats or a potato 

10 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 pieces 
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 (1-inch) pieces fresh ginger, peeled
3 whole cloves
2 sprigs fresh savory

In large, heavy-bottomed stock pot, combine apples, sugar, 
lemon juice, ginger, cloves, and 1 cup water. Cover and set 
over high heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to moderate 
and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until apples are 
very soft, about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and blend with whisk, breaking up any 
remaining apple pieces. Pass through ricer, food mill, or 
fine-mesh strainer. While applesauce is still warm, stir 
in sprigs of savory. Let applesauce cool, then remove savory 
before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Wish we could pick up an apple and sit under a tree together 
catching up.  Wouldn't that be nice?  Guess we'll just have 
to do it in cyber-time.


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