[quote=“Taiwan_Student”]Hi, I have a lot of monster sized Taiwan Apples. They are the ones that come in gift boxes. Just what kind of apples are they anyway?
I’m not an expert cook but I’d like to do some baking. What is the difference between apples for eating and apples for baking. Can I use my giant apples in the recipies?
I don’t see much choice when it comes to apples where I live in Taiwan. If I want to use the eating apples for baking, how should I adjust the recipe?
Or am I heading for disaster?
Things I’d like to try to make would be one or two of the following: apple bread, unsweetend apple sauce, baked apples.[/quote]I think BP’s right. The ones you’re looking at are probably a kind of pear.
As for using apples in cooking, I’d say regular eating apples are fine for apple bread and apple sauce, but for baked apples I think cooking apples are better. They’re fairly sour, a bit bigger than most eating apples, and I think the structure holds up better in the prolonged heat. I’ve never seen them sold here, though, so you might have to try your luck with eating apples. You’re going to core them and stuff them with brown sugar and raisins, am I right? I love baked apples but haven’t had them for ages.