What is an apple?
The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. Apples grow on small, deciduous trees.
There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, fresh eating and cider production.
Types of Apples
Tips & Tricks with Apples
- Choose firm and shiny apples without any bruises or full skin, which hints at a lack of crispness and flavor
- Refrigerate apples to maintain their crispness
- If you want to prevent sliced apples from turning brown, keep them in a bowl with three parts water to one part lemon juice
- Use a mix of sweet and tart apples when baking a pie for balanced flavor
Apples make great appetizers and side dishes. They offer the perfect hint of sweetness and tartness.
Apples aren't exclusively for desserts- they work well in savory dishes. Pair apples with pork, cheese, salads, and more!
Apples are the ideal fruit for desserts because they bake well and are the perfect complement to cinnamon and sugar.