All About Apples
All About Apples




Each type of apple has its own unique texture and taste. Some apples are best for baking and others are best for fresh eating. Before you pick up your fresh apples at Save-A-Lot, make sure you know which are the best apples for apple pie, cider making, caramel apples and any fresh apple recipe!



Golden Delicious Apples


Golden Delicious Apples

Taste: Sweet, Milk & Juicy

Best For: Fresh Eating, Salads, Butter, Sauces & Baking 

Gala Apples


Gala Apples

Taste: Sweet, Milk & Crisp

Best For: Fresh Eating, Cider & Candy Apples


Granny Smith Apples


Granny Smith Apples

Taste: Tart, Crisp & Juicy

Best For: Baking, Caramel Apples & Apple-bobbing


Red Delicious Apples


Red Delicious Apples

Taste: Bland, Soft & Juicy

Best For: Fresh Eating



Types of Apples Printable

Keep this apple printable in your kitchen for quick reference on which kinds of apples are best for any occasion!

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Item 1 Use Tart, Firm Apples

Granny Smith apples are the classic choice.

Item 2 Remove Wax

Scrub apples clean and use a fine grit sandpaper to roughen the skin.

Item 3 Popsicle Sticks

Remove the stem and insert a popsicle stick for easy dipping and decorating.

Item 4 Chill Apples

Begin making the caramel while the apples chill.

Item 5 Prepare Caramel

Use our homemade caramel apple recipe.

Item 6 Coat in Caramel

Dip and spin apple in caramel, place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and chill until caramel is hard.

Item 7 Chocolate & Toppings

Dip apples in melted chocolate, add toppings and chill the apples again.

Item 8 Storing Apples

Caramel apples will keep for a week unrefrigerated or two weeks refrigerated.



Caramel Apple Toppings

Invite your friends and family over to welcome fall with a caramel apple bar. Prep apples using steps 1-4 above and sit out a spread of caramel apple toppings. Each guest will be able to customize their apple with all of their favorite toppings. Here are some of our favorite caramel apple topping ideas:


Melted Milk or Dark Chocolate

Melted White Chocolate

Mini Chocolate Chips

Chopped Nuts

Shaved Coconut

Crushed PretzelsCrushed CookiesGraham Cracker Crumbs
Mini MarshmallowsMelted Peanut ButterSprinkles