Apples, That Sweet Autumn Bite
Apples are a very common fruit, and many types vary in size, texture, color, and harvest time. It is important to know well what they are and how we can use them in our recipes.
The apple is one of the most versatile fruits that exist. Besides having many properties and bringing us many benefits for its high potassium and vitamin C content, its presence in the culinary world has earned it a great reputation for adding a unique flavor to dishes. Apples have even gained the reputation of being an essential food during the fall and winter.
Apples are a very common fruit, and many types vary in size, texture, color, and harvest time. It is important to know well what they are and how we can use them in our recipes or eat them as a snack to get the best out of them, especially when the seasons change, bringing the perfect opportunity to start preparing those delicious desserts that give us comfort in the cold evenings.
An apple variety popularized in Australia in the mid-nineteenth century that now also grows in California and Arizona. This is the queen of green apples. It has a thick skin, a firm texture, and a slightly tart flavor that perfectly accompanies sweet sauces or cakes like this delicious Dulce de Leche Caramel Apple Cake.
Its name is due to the combination created in Japan of two apples: Ralls genet and Red delicious, both varieties coming from the United States. Its flavor is quite sweet, and its texture is very juicy, making it perfect for sweet recipes since it would not need much sugar or in recipes with a spicy touch like this Spicy Apple Pie to enhance its flavor.
A variety that first appeared in Iowa, the Red Delicious’ intense red color and large size make it stand out among other apples. As its name says, it is delicious. Its acid touch makes it unique, but not so strong as to use it cooked in dishes as it would lose its flavor. It is ideal for eating it in sauces, purees, alone, or in salads like this typical Mexican Christmas salad.
Coming from Australia by crossing other varieties, the Gala apple is a little smaller and has small spots on its skin between yellow, orange, and red. It is an apple with a sweet but not too strong flavor that is perfect to accompany savory dishes or just enjoy a rainy afternoon.
Originally from the state of Virginia, the Golden Delicious Apple is a variety that is characterized by its golden color with small freckles. It is sweet but not very strong, and thin-skinned so they do not resist long outside. They are ideal for any recipe, such as apple pie or as a snack.
Originally from Oregon, this apple is unique for the pink color of its flesh. Its sweet flavor and smooth texture make it a versatile apple that you can eat raw or incorporate into any recipe like this Apple Sponge Cake that will stand out because of its color.