Though it’s hard to say goodbye to local peaches and muscadines at the end of summer, the arrival of good apples is a happy time.
The other day at Whole Foods Market I espied a huge display of Honeycrisp apples, and even though I was about to meet a friend for dinner, I had to have one right then and there.
I love these apples, which have a such an easygoing crunch. This is not one of those apples that threatens to lock your teeth in its flesh mid-bite, but one that yields with a satisfying snap. It’s also sweet and tart enough to keep the flavor interesting straight to the core.
Over the past few years, as this hybrid cultivar has become more available, it’s become the apple I always look for in the market. I think that Stayman and Winesap apples eaten close to the source have better flavor, but Honeycrisp is my new go to.
Any other varieties worth looking for?