Apples For Pie
What are people's favorite apples for making apple pie?
I like a mix.
For later season/longer keeping apples:
Northern Spy ("Spies for pies!")
Winesap or Baldwin
Russet/Pippin-types or Crispin/Mustu
Pippins are the best for pies and apple crisp, in my opinion. A distant second best are Granny Smiths. I live in California. I don't think Pippins are available all over the country.
My grandmother, a farmer's wife, swore by russets for pies. Maybe for the firmness and tartness, maybe because they were too ugly to serve for eating from hand.
Golden delicious. I would not eat them regularly but in apple pie they are AWESOME. I still use them after watching David Rosengarten from TASTE back in the 6th grade...
Cheddar - Cheese apple pie. You put it in the crust and it makes it flaky and oooo sooo delicious. Probably the best recipe I've ever had for apple pie...