When it comes to cooking with fruit, apples have the greatest and most universal appeal to even very critical eaters. So many great dishes, breads and desserts can be made using apples. The classic apple pie is not the only dessert out there where apples can be used.
Depending on the kind of recipe you are working with, you will want to select the right kind of apple to work with. If you are looking for a significant amount of sweetness with an ever slight bitter tone, then the Granny Smith apple will be the best to work with. On the alternate side of that scale, the milder yet flavourful Golden Delicious apple will have cross appeal in a situation where one of your eaters might not prefer the sweet and sometimes bitter taste of a Granny Smith Apple.
The local produce section of your grocery store usually will contain a variety of different apples available for purchase. Regardless of the kind of apple you wish to use, look for firm apples with no bruising. Do not be afraid to dig up the bottom of the display as this is where the fresher apples will lie.