Apples are a crisp, white-fleshed
fruit with a red, yellow or green skin. The apple is actually a member of the
rose family, which may seem strange until we remember that roses make rose
hips, which are fruits similar to the apple. Apples have a moderately sweet,
refreshing flavor and a tartness that is present to greater or lesser degree
depending on the variety. For example, Golden and Red Delicious apples are mild
and sweet, while Pippins and Granny Smith apples are notably brisk and tart.
Tart apples, which best retain their texture during cooking, are often
preferred for cooked desserts like apple pie, while Delicious apples and other
sweeter varieties like Braeburn and Fuji apples are usually eaten raw.
For a healthy dessert,
try these Baked
Apples stuffed with Almonds, brown sugar and Cinnamon. A
dollop of custard or ice cream goes down very well if you dare.