Apple What? Apple Who? Varieties + Uses

Of the nearly 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the United States we match up eight common varieties with their ideal preparation and usage for you autumnal cooking adventures. And to get you through these adventures we've also included some equivalents when it comes to chopping and measuring. You now have no excuse to take full advantage of this year's incredible apple crop, get cookin! 



1 large apple = 2 cups sliced or chopped = 1 1/2 cups finely chopped 

1 medium apple = 1 1/3 cups sliced or chopped = 1 cup finely chopped

1 small apple = 3/4 cup sliced or chopped = 3/4 cup finely chopped 

1 pound apples = 4 small apples or 3 medium apples or about 2 large apples

Peck = 10-1/2 pounds

Bushel = 42 pounds (yields 20-24 quarts of applesauce)

illustrations by Ashley Mary