Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Recipes
What apples for an apply crisp? >

What apples for an apply crisp?

What apples for an apply crisp?

Old 11-25-2018, 01:01 PM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Pennyhal's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: California
Posts: 1,732
Default What apples for an apply crisp?

I make an apple crisp for the kids at holiday dinners and cheesecake for the adults. This year, I thought I'd like to have a little more juice in the apple crisp. So, I went online and found that Granny Smith apples were used for juicing. So, I added some of them. Big mistake. They did not get "juicey" just dry. Does anyone use a type of apple that bakes down and gets soft and juicy? I had used Red Delicious in the past and they were good, but I wanted a little more juicey.
Pennyhal is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 02:14 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,789

Golden delicious work well, McIntosh are good too. they do cook down and pieces don't hold their shape making the pie or whatever a bit "mushy" so that might be what you want
bakermom is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 02:42 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41,093

Golden Delicious do bake well and you can use less sugar because they are naturally sweeter. Macintosh or Ida Reds bake well too. I don’t use red delicious for baking.
Tartan is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 04:29 PM
Senior Member
jokir44's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 707

When in doubt about the juiciness of fruit here is what I do. Put your fruit in a pan on top of the stove, all your spices and then a little of your thickening. Then cook it. You will see how much thickening you need and will be sure of your finished pie. I particularly do this with peach and blueberry pies.
jokir44 is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 05:19 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,132

I have never cared for Delicious apples, but do love Mcintosh, Rome, and just about any other that has a touch of tartness. Honeycrisp is very good.
elnan is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 05:47 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tavistock, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,026

I cook my apple fie filling on the stove if I'm not sure about my apples for pie. Just use the regular recipe and add 1/2 cup of water. Bring to boil and then simmer 15-20 minutes. Thicken with cornstarch slurry (2 tablespoons in 1/4 cup water) and then let cool a bit while you make and roll out your pastry. Never disappointed again!
SuzzyQ is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 06:59 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 7,952

I do not make pies of any kind, because every time what I really make is a disaster. However, Granny Smith is my favorite apple pie apple. It makes a sweet-tart filling. Perhaps the apples you bought were old, maybe had a mealy texture?

I do make apple pie filling on the stove top, though, in a similar manner as the one described by SuzzyQ. Served with ice cream, it is delicious.
cathyvv is offline  
Old 11-25-2018, 08:59 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chula Vista CA
Posts: 7,202

I was told by an apple farmer - when choosing an apple, look at the flower end. If it is closed it still has all it's juice, if it is open then it is drying out. It made sense, at first I thought he was pulling my leg but since I use that method I haven't bought a bad apple since.
quiltingcandy is offline  
Old 11-26-2018, 05:22 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Heart of Colorado's majestic mountains!
Posts: 6,026

I like to use a mixture of apples when I make pie of apple crisp. For instance, I will buy one or two Granny Smiths, a Rome, a Jonathan or McIntosh and than a sweet one. For Thanksgiving, I used a Honey Crisp. I just like the subtle differences in the taste of the dessert. Of course, my husband adds vanilla ice cream to his.
quilterpurpledog is offline  
Old 11-26-2018, 08:18 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,649

I like McIntosh they are crisp and a little tart makes the best apple dish.
Sallyflymi is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
09-28-2011 04:37 PM
12-29-2009 12:10 PM
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
06-07-2009 03:05 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter