These are the Best Apples for Apple Pie

The best baking apples keep their structure and texture — so the slices don’t all collapse into bland mush in the oven. We also like a little bit of tartness to help the fruit stand out from the sugar. The Granny Smith is our forever top pick, but we have a few other favorites as well. Just keep scrolling.

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What is a club variety?

Some Washington apples are known as "club" or "proprietary" varieties. Club varieties are patented and trademarked, and sold exclusively by specific companies.