I eat apples all the time, but I must say… it’s sure hard to find a good one nowadays. I have tried just about every variety I can find at the grocery store and lately I seem to only have good luck with Fuji and Pink Lady. Even my old favorite — the Gala — has started to become bland and mealy. So sad.
Last week my produce co-op gave me a bag of these yellow apples and I thought they were Golden Delicious (which I think are some of the worst apples ever), so all week I’ve been trying to think of what I was going to cook them in. There was no way I was going to just eat one as a snack!
Then this morning I took a closer look at the label and was surprised to see these were actually “Opal” apples. Opal? Hmm… never heard of it, but hey I’ll give it a try.
Well, what a nice surprise! So crispy and sweet and deeeelicious! I don’t think I’ve ever seen them in our grocery store (or maybe I just overlooked them thinking they were golden delicious?) but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for them now. So glad I have 5 or 6 more to enjoy while I look!
Have you ever tried an Opal apple? What’s your favorite?