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What Are the Best Apples for Baking?

Read these baking tips to find out what the best apples for baking are. It’ll make all the difference when baking apple pie, apple crisp, apple muffins, and apple cake!

Whether you’re in the midst of apple season and just picked a bunch of apples at the orchard or you’re craving apple pie in the middle of Spring, you need to know which apples are going to be the best for baking and which apples won’t hold up in the oven.

I did quite a bit of research on this topic because I want to make sure you and I both bake the best baked goods with apples as the star ingredient.

What Are the Best Apples for Baking? 


According to New England Today, the best apples for baking are firm-tart apples, and firm-sweet apples. Firm-tart apples are apples like Granny Smith, Esopus Spitzenburg, Northern Spy, Ida Red, and Pink Pearl.


Bon Appetit says the best apples for baking are Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Mutsu, Winesap, Pink Lady (Cripps Pink) but they also use Granny Smith often.

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