Empire Apples are a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh apples. They are juicy, firm, and sweet.
Choose an apple with few blemishes, this includes bruises. The skin should be shiny and should feel firm. If you would like to store them, place them in the crisper drawer in a bag with holes. A damp paper towel should be placed over them.
These apples can do everything. You can eat them from hand or cut them into a salad. They go great with walnuts and a little bit of honey for snacking. Peanut butter is a great option as well. Finally, these apples have a great texture that hold up well to baking.