Braeburn Apples-beautiful outside but large brown spots in flesh?
This was a first for me. Yesterday I made an early trip to the store for apples to make my daughter her favorite apple pie for her birthday. I came home with the usual 8 Granny Smiths and for a change I also got 6 Braeburn apples. The Braeburns were beautiful, firm and glossy, with no blemishes. I made my pastry and as it was chilling, I started to prepare the apples. The first Braeburn I cut into had large brown spots in the flesh and there was not enough good apple to save. The second Braeburn was as bad if not worse. I stopped and called the store, I can get new apples or a refund on my next trip. I had enough Granny Smiths to make the pie.
Has this happen to anyone else? I have been making pies for years and this is the first time I have ever had this happen. Could the apples have been frozen at some point? Wouldn't that have done some damage to the skin? I am at a lost on this one.