Jonagold is a cultivar of apple which was developed in 1953 in New York State Agricultural Experiment Station of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a cross between the crisp Golden Delicious and the blush-crimson Jonathan. They form a large sweet fruit with a thin skin
A popular dessert apple the Jonagold can be used in a variety of sweet preparations. Bake into pies, tarts, muffins and cakes. ... Jonagold apples are perfect for use in sauces, preserves and jam. Their sweet-tart flavor will complement savory applications as well.
Like the Golden Delicious, Jonagold is sweet and thin-skinned, but it takes from the Jonathan a smooth skin and tart flavor. It is versatile and can be used in any recipe calling for apples. Click here for recipes using Jonagold apples
Many of us cook apples to use in a pie or crisp. For these baked goods, you need to use “firm” apples. ... We recommend using both 1) a firm “sweet” apple plus 2) a firm “tart” apple for depth of flavor. Examples of firm apples which are “sweet” include: Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, and Jonagold.