Granny Smith Apple
The Granny Smith apple are named for Mrs. Mary Ann "Granny" Smith. Granny Smith Apples are crisp, juicy, and tart, making them perfect for either baking in pies, stewed in sauces or snacking. When cut, they keep their color better than most apples.
Granny Smith apples are mostly round and bright green, slightly larger than a baseball. May have small white spots or a pink blush. The flesh is white.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
The apples are hardy and work well in pies and other bakery dishes. Apples juice very well. They can be cored, sliced and juiced, without removing the peel. The also make excellent snacking apples.
Conserving and Storing
Store apples whole in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter top. Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator away from strong-odored foods such as cabbage or onions to prevent flavor transfer. If saving sliced apple pieces, toss in lemon juice, put in a tightly lidded container and put into the refrigerator.