An Apple A Day Keeps the Dr. Away!

Aside from the cliche actually being true (it really does reduce cholesterol and the risk of diabetes), apples have provided people, especially in New England, with endless amounts of resources. Here at CoupMe, we love our local flair and today we are discussing the apple varieties of New England mentioned in the great local food magazine, Edible Boston. With apple picking season wrapping up, CoupMe offers you a quick ‘To Do’ list so you can successfully tackle all of those delicious apples!

We buy bags upon bags of apples at the orchards, but are we ever really sure which apples are best to use in a specific setting? For example, everyone loves baking apple pie at this time of  year, but did you know that McIntosh, Rome, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Baldwin, Northern Spy, and Newton Pippin are the best types of apples for baking that wholesome pie? These apples certainly contribute to the sweet, yet tart taste that surely comes with apple pie.

There is nothing like delicious homemade apple sauce this time of year, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner (yes, I just did go there, but it’s coming soon!). The best types of apples to use for apple sauce are Macoun, McIntosh, Rome, Crispin, Golden Delicious, Jersey Mac, Northern Spy, and Newton Pippin. Homemade apple sauce might just be one of the best things about Thanksgiving!

Some more fun facts about apples: Golden Delicious are one of the most popular apples in the world. Baldwin was one the most popular apples in America, but now it is rare. Northern Spy is one of the oldest apples in America. And last, but not least, Newton Pippin apples were made famous by the historical Thomas Jefferson and were once considered the best variety in the world. How’s that for a little apple trivia?

So run to the orchards for your last chance to possibly snag a bag of the one thing all New Englanders know and love: apples. Then find yourself a good recipe and make sure you are using the proper apple to yield the best possible results!

Happy Picking 🙂

In the mean time, make sure you check out today’s Boston CoupMe deal: $15 for $30 at Pescatore in Somerville! They might not have any apples on their menu, but they certainly have a DELICIOUS menu with a wide variety to soothe your soul this fall!


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