Rose Rauhauser Recipe

Apples For Pies

By Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman

Recipe Rating:
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Rose's Story

I live near an apple orchard and this is the list the owner gave me of apples you can use for apple pies.


apples for pies

Directions Step-By-Step

In September and October the apples for pies are: Cortland, Johathan, Empire, Jonagold Melrose, Golden Delicious, Crispin, Stayman Winesap, Nittany, York Imperial, Rome and Fuji and Granny Smith.
The tart ones are: Cordland, Jonathan, Empire, Janagold, Melrose, Stayman Winesap York Imperial and Granny Smith. The Sweet ones are: Rome, Crispin, Fuji, Nittany. There are more but they come out at different times of the year. My apple pies I use mostly Rome with two Granny Smith for sweet and tart combination.. The apple sauce list is the same. Hope this is helpful.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts

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    deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks Rose...I will save this!
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    deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Sep 24, 2011
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    Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman - Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks Deb, I am not sure if different parts of the country have different types of apples, could you tell me if Idaho has these kind of apples or different kinds out there. I make things with apples all the time, so I got tired of asking what I can put in a pie, if Rome weren't available and/or apple sauce which I like to make in the winter for the kids especially, and cakes. Rome is my main apple because it bakes fast and is sweet also. Love to hear from you and your types of apples in your neck of the woods. Hugs.
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    Jane Baldwin SINGINGRANNY - Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks Deb. Having been raised in York County, PA I really appreciate your contribution. This is a big help as I've begun canning and freezing the past couple of years and applesauce and apple butter are 2 of my staples. Not to mention the apple pies and dumplings and cobblers my husband loves.
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    Lee Ann Van Schoick packrat54 - Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks, Deb. I am from Michigan so there are lots of apples available. When I was child we would go every fall to pick apples for eating and for baking. Unfortunately, I did not pay that much attention to the type of apples we were harvesting. I am always uncertain as to which apples are the best for pie. This will make it easier.