Opal — My New Favorite Apple!

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.

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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?

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