Do Red Delicious Apples Make Good Pie?

I think it would lead to a very soggy crust. Final Thoughts: Red Delicious apples are not good pie apples (or eating apples, honestly). While they do hold their shape well, the flavor does not contribute anything to the pie and the liquid released that doesn’t thicken would lead to a very soggy crust.

These iconic red apples aren’t the most exciting apples for eating, but they work just fine for pie. The flesh is crisp and juicy, with a very mild sweet flavor.

Flavor: Very bright and tart, with a distinct citrus aroma and white wine–like nose. Texture: Very firm, crunchy, and slightly grainy. Pie Rating (1–10): 5. It holds up almost indefinitely when cooking. It has good brightness, but not much apple-y flavor. Best Uses: Eating out of hand.

Jonagold apples are a cousin of Golden Delicious and they have some of the same pretty golden hue in their skin. They’re a nice mix of sweet and tart, so they work well on their own in a pie.

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