If you're like me, there's no way you'll remember all these different names of apples much less recall their best uses when you're at the market. So to make it easier, I've combined the information I've gathered into the below chart. Please keep in mind that as cooking isn't an exact science, this is meant to serve as a guideline and not an exact rule. If you have a type of apple you love for a certain recipe, please share! I saved this image to my phone so the next time I'm at the farmers market I don't come home with more Granny Smith (sorry, ladies). Hopefully this will be helpful in your fall baking as well!
PS: If you're in the NYC area, I highly recommend you sign up for the One Girl Cookies Apple Pie Baking Class on November 14. I've attended several of their classes, and they are so much fun (more on that later). Plus you get to bring home what you bake!