4 Best Apples for Baking Pies and Cobblers


Let’s face it – some apples just don’t make the best of sweet and tarty apple pies and cobblers. They might be too sweet, or taste too tarty, or just be rather mealy in texture and flavour. They might even come to pieces when you bake them or they might be lacking the delicious juices that tend to produce the most moist of apple muffins and other desserts.

The best apples for apple cobbler and other similar desserts are usually a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavours. Plus they have inner flesh that doesn’t disintegrate when you bake it in a hot oven. We list the top four best varieties of apples for scrumptious baked goods.

1. Granny Smith

Everyone loves these juicy fruits for their perfect texture for an apple pie.

2. Honeycrisp

This apple has a super stiff texture that holds beautifully when baked for long or caramelised for a gorgeous dessert. Try an apple molasses upside down cake with honeycrisp apples.

3. Mutsu

Ideal for gentle forms of cooking, the apples have a firm flesh and are not that high on tartiness. They are perfect for pies and cobblers.

4. Pink Lady

A lovely balance between sweet, tart and slightly tannic flavours, these apples hold their shape nicely in a muffin or a yummy coffee cake.