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Favorite apples for baking pie?

I made an apple pie with the usual Granny Smith's that I have always used but I think they taste too sour. What apples do you prefer to use in an apple pie?

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  1. You might find the answer to that question in these posts which ask about favorite or best apples for pie:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/773720
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/561666

      1. 50/50 mix of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious. I have been using this after seeing a live demonstration with Jaques Pepin about 10 or 12 years ago.

        1. I like Fuji apples in my apple pie. They are sweet and hold up well during cooking. I have also used half Fuji and half Granny Smith. That combination tastes really good as well.

          1. Either Cortlands combined with Macintosh or Granny Smiths with Macintosh.