Golden Delicious Apples
Taste: Sweet, Milk & Juicy
Best For: Fresh Eating, Salads, Butter, Sauces & Baking
Taste: Sweet, Milk & Crisp
Best For: Fresh Eating, Cider & Candy Apples
Granny Smith Apples
Taste: Tart, Crisp & Juicy
Best For: Baking, Caramel Apples & Apple-bobbing
Red Delicious Apples
Taste: Bland, Soft & Juicy
Best For: Fresh Eating
Types of Apples Printable
Keep this apple printable in your kitchen for quick reference on which kinds of apples are best for any occasion!
HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL APPLES
Use Tart, Firm Apples
Granny Smith apples are the classic choice.
Scrub apples clean and use a fine grit sandpaper to roughen the skin.
Remove the stem and insert a popsicle stick for easy dipping and decorating.
Begin making the caramel while the apples chill.
Use our homemade caramel apple recipe.
Coat in Caramel
Dip and spin apple in caramel, place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and chill until caramel is hard.
Chocolate & Toppings
Dip apples in melted chocolate, add toppings and chill the apples again.
Caramel apples will keep for a week unrefrigerated or two weeks refrigerated.
Caramel Apple Toppings
Invite your friends and family over to welcome fall with a caramel apple bar. Prep apples using steps 1-4 above and sit out a spread of caramel apple toppings. Each guest will be able to customize their apple with all of their favorite toppings. Here are some of our favorite caramel apple topping ideas: