Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Cooking Apple

A cooking apple is an apple that is used mainly for cooking rather than eating fresh. Cooking apples are larger, and can be not as much of sweet and more sour than eating varieties. Some varieties have a solid flesh that doesn't smash down too much when cooked. Only the British grow a large range of apples particularly for cooking. Some apples are double purpose, often becoming sweeter and softer under storage.

Cultivars can be separated into apples which are cooked whole in the oven and become soft and fluffy and those which keep hold of their shape. These apples are often sweet-smelling. A baked apple is one that has been parched in an oven until it has become soft. The core is generally removed and often stuffed with fruits, brown sugar, raisins, or cinnamon.


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