How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Apples, In Season in October

September 30, 2015

You say “fall,” we say “apples.” Sure, these red (Or green! Or orangey-pink!) fruits are available in supermarkets year-round, but there’s something so satisfying about biting into a perfectly ripe, just-picked apple. Whether you eat them raw as snacks; bake them into pies, crumbles, or crisps; or sneak them into your sandwiches, we’re big fans of fall’s showiest and most popular fruit. (Although we do have a soft spot for the season’s smaller, less-popular players, too!).

Apples not treated with pesticides are likely to be pock-marked and imperfectly shaped. This is all part of their beauty, and…