Most popular Michigan apples include: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Gala.
The Honeycrisp variety continues to grow in popularity. Honeycrisp has a crisp, juicy bite and a sweet flavor. They are best for fresh eating and also a great addition to salads.
VARIETY \ TASTE & TEXTURE \ USES
Braeburn \ Mildly Sweet and Crispy \ Fresh, Baked
Empire \ Combo Sweet and Tart \ Fresh, Baked
Fuji \ Sweet and Crunchy \ Fresh, Baked
Gala \ Sweet and Crunchy \ Fresh, Baked
Ginger \ Gold Sweet-Spicy and Firm \ Fresh
Golden Delicious \ Sweet and Firm \ Fresh, Baked
Honeycrisp \ Sweet, Crisp and Juicy \ Fresh
Ida Red \ Tart, Firm and Juicy \ Fresh, Baked
Jonagold \ Sweet, Firm and Juicy \ Fresh, Baked
Jonathan \ Sweet-Spicy \ Fresh, Baked
McIntosh \ Sweet-Tart and Juicy \ Fresh, Baked
Paula Red \ Sweet-Tart and Juicy \ Fresh, Baked
Red Delicious \ Sweet, Juicy and Crunchy \ Fresh
Rome \ Mildly Tart and Juicy \ Fresh, Baked
Easy Ways to Serve Apples:
Local Orchards for Chicagoans
Here are some Michigan apple orchards that are an easy drive from the Chicago area:
ABOUT PAUL PENNEY:
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Chef Paul developed a taste for great food at a young age. He recalls that his father "would create the most wonderful breakfasts on the weekend" and encourage the young cook to do likewise. He'd watch and learn, as his mother would skillfully prepare traditional recipes for the family. Jump forward many years and several careers later; Chef Paul has arrived at his all-time passion—cooking and his love of food! He traded his CEO hat for a toque!
His travels have taken him to many countries around the world during the last 25+ years, and his curiosity for sampling exotic new foods and cuisine during those times has educated him well in international cuisine