McIntosh Apples Blog

Step into the world of McIntosh apples, where tradition meets timeless flavor. At, we're proud to offer these classic apples straight from our orchards to your doorstep. Join us as we explore the rich history, delightful traits, tantalizing recipes, and a few fun facts about McIntosh apples. From the farm to your door, ensures that every McIntosh apple retains its crispness, juiciness, and irresistible taste.

A Brief History of McIntosh Apples: McIntosh apples, named after John McIntosh who discovered them in the early 19th century in Ontario, Canada, have been a beloved favorite for generations. With their distinctive red and green skin and aromatic flesh, McIntosh apples are cherished for their unique flavor and versatility.

Great Traits of McIntosh Apples: What sets McIntosh apples apart is their tender yet crisp texture, coupled with a balanced blend of sweetness and tartness. Their juicy flesh and aromatic flavor make them perfect for eating fresh, baking into pies, or pressing into cider. Plus, their thin skin adds a delightful crunch to every bite, making McIntosh apples a true delight for apple enthusiasts.

Recipe: Classic McIntosh Apple Pie: Ingredients:

  • 6 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package (2 crusts) refrigerated pie crusts
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (for sprinkling)


1.     Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place one pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish.

2.   In a large bowl, combine the sliced McIntosh apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.

3.    Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pie crust, and dot with butter.

4.   Place the second pie crust over the filling, and crimp the edges to seal. Cut slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.

5.    Brush the top crust with the beaten egg, and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

6.   Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

7.    Allow the pie to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy the classic taste of McIntosh apples in every slice!

Fun Fact: Did you know that McIntosh apples are often used in breeding new apple varieties due to their excellent flavor and texture? Many popular apple varieties, including Cortland and Empire, have McIntosh as one of their parent apples.

Joke: Why did the McIntosh apple break up with the Granny Smith apple? Because it wanted to be the "apple" of everyone's eye, not just "Granny's"!

Experience McIntosh Magic with In conclusion, McIntosh apples from offer a timeless taste of orchard perfection. With their crisp texture, aromatic flavor, and versatile nature, McIntosh apples are a must-have for any apple lover. So why wait? Order your McIntosh apples today and experience the classic flavor of these beloved apples, delivered straight from our orchards to your doorstep, "From The Farm To Your Door."


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