The favorite description I've ever read about the Golden Delicious apples is "Not related to the Red Delicious." I think there is a stigma that the Red Delicious is similar to the Golden Delicious because of the word "Delicious" in both of their names and there is really no comparison between the two.
Approximate Ripening Date: October 7th
Flavor: This apple is surprisingly sweet, nicely crisp and juicy.
Baking: This is a beautiful apple for baking. It's holds it shape and adds a nice sweet flavor to whatever you're cooking. We also found that the Golden Delicious is wonderful for dehydrating and makes great apple chips.
History: Chance seedling of Grimes Golden discovered in West Virginia around 1890.
Other: These apples bruise extremely easily. Sometimes my dad or uncles will help pick apples and only Jared and/or Frank are allowed to pick the Golden Delicious from the trees. If you pull too hard they can even get bruises from your fingers. Handle them with care!
Creamy Apple Squares
by Karma Lapacek
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 c. soft butter
2 apples (thinly sliced)
1 c. sour cream
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine cake mix and butter. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 2/3 cup for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of ungreased 9x13-inch pan. Arrange apple slices over base. Blend sour cream and egg. Spread evenly over apples. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to reserved topping mix. Mix well. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 350-degrees for 25-30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and bubbly.