Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Mutsu (also known as Crispin), Cortland and Gala are all types of apples suitable for baking. The Granny Smith is the most famous and readily available of these.
Apples tend to be suitable for baking if they have a balance between sweetness and tartness and if the fruit holds up under heat. Combining different types of apples in a single recipe produces a more complex dish. Granny Smith apples pair well with spicier and sweeter apples. Mutsus do well in dishes that require gentle cooking, such as pies. Galas and Honeycrisps work well for both desserts, such as pies or crisps, and applesauces.