I was shopping for apples to make apple crisp, and asked a farmer at my farmer's market what he used. He said he just picks up any apples he has handy and slices them together. So I bought a mixed bag of Empires and Macs. Wow, did that make a nice apple crisp -- did not add any sugar, and it came out not too sweet, the way I like it. (You can always sweeten it up with ice cream or maple syrup.)
What apples do you like to mix in your crisps and pies? Any suggestions?