Everything in perfect balance: Sweet, not sugary. Crisp, never hard. Just a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, like an impeccably spiced cider. For the best Braeburn, look for a yellow base, a pink to red blush, and red stripes.
Apples naturally oxidize (aka turn brown) after they’re sliced and exposed to air. They are still safe to eat! But don’t look or taste as fresh. You can keep the brown at bay by dipping or spraying slices with a 3:1 water and citrus mixture.