Which apple variety to select for a recipe depends on how the fruit will be used. Apples fall into three broad groups. Sauce apples, such as the Cortland and McIntosh, collapse readily, turning into applesauce after little more than a brief simmer. Baking apples, such as Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty and Pink Lady, hold their shape beautifully for up to an hour in the oven. Any baking apple may be used in this recipe. All-purpose apples, like the Granny Smith, have a texture when cooked that falls between tender and firm and might also be used here.