It's crunch time! And tart time. And sauce time. A bunch of apples a day keeps the healthy cook at play.
Photo: Gently & Hyers
As the weather gets crisp and the crispness of apples signals the sweet, fleeting passage of fall, it's time to get cooking. You may find eight varieties of apples for sale in a good grocery store these days, and a dozen or more in a big farmers' market. All this means you have a bumpercrop of fruit to cook with--and apples are a great cooking fruit. We matched some favorite varieties to recipes designed to unlock the unique charm of each fruit.