Dear Barbara: My family is getting together, and I am supposed to make an apple pie. I’ve never made one before; do you know what kind of apples I should buy? — Shopper at Raley’s, name unknown
Dear Shopper: I can give you some suggestions of common apples that people seem to favor. They would be the Golden Delicious, Pippin, Granny Smith, Fuji, and perhaps Gravenstein apples. However, I much prefer to mix them and use two or three of my favorite apples.