The best new apple varieties
Tired of Gala and Honeycrisp? These up-and-coming apple varieties deliver amazing flavor and good-for-you nutrients
Best for SNACKING
A cross between crunchy-sweet Honeycrisp and tangy MonArk apples, the new Rave variety are large, juicy and extra crisp. With striking starburst-like markings and refreshing tartness, these apples are ideal for biting into for a midday pick-me-up or serving alongside a charcuterie plate.
Best for SAVORY DISHES
Certified by the non-GMO Project, the Opal apple is a clever hybrid between the Golden Delicious and Topaz varieties. These yellow beauties are flying off the shelves this season because of their naturally non-browning properties that make them an ideal addition to make-ahead salads and slaws. We also love their mild sweetness in savory dishes, like an apple-onion compote to serve with pork chops or chicken.
Best for BAKING
SweeTango apples are being touted by the baking community for their complex sweet, earthy flavor that melds perfectly with cinnamon, nutmeg and other autumn spices. With a firm flesh, this variety can hold up its toothsome texture during long bake times, making them ideal for using in pies, cobblers and cakes. SweeTango apples also have blush peels that add a pretty pop of color to tarts.