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Two Honeycrisp apples -- one baked and one fresh
Nancy Baggett for NPR

A 1960s Minnesota introduction descended from Macoun, Golden Delicious and Haralson apples, this large, super-crisp and sweet-yet-tangy variety has a pleasant, memorable flavor. It has recently become one of our most popular all-purpose apples and is showing up in more and more markets in the autumn.

Tasting Notes: Holds shape nicely; has golden, tawny color. Flesh is firm. Very nice, sweet apple flavor. Skin neither tough nor tender, just blends in with the flesh.

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