What is the best type of apple for apple pie?

When it comes to baking with apples, it can be a bit overwhelming narrowing down the best type for your fall desserts. (Especially when you're trying to impress your Thanksgiving guests!) To go with a Granny Smith? Gala? Honeycrisp?

Well, Rachael believes in picking the apple that best suits your tastes. With that said, she tends to reach for Northern Spy and Braeburn apples because they’re plentiful in her region and stay in season for a longer period of time.

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However, whatever your choice, know that you can always control and adjust the flavor.

"The rule of thumb is if the apple is sweet, add more lemon. If the apple is tart, add a little more sugar," Rachael says.

“You’re the boss [of your dessert], so you use whatever apple you like.”

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Apple Cider Fritters

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Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

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Caramel Apples

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Apple-Glazed Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

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Apple Pie Crescents

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Streusel Topped Cinnamon Apple Banana Nut Muffins

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Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars

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Roast Pork with Green Apples & Golden Squash

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Taleggio Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Honey Crisp Apples

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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Apple Nut Soup

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Apple Ring Pancakes

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Apple Bread Pudding 

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Apple Strudel

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Apple, Dried Cherry and Walnut Salad with Yogurt and Honey

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