Mcintosh apples are a crisp, juicy apple that has a sweet- tart taste when first picked. They will sweeten later in the season. They are great for baking, juicing and eating. Because they are so juicy, McIntosh apples are an excellent choice to use for apple juice and sweet cider. The apple is tart enough to hold its own in a sweet dessert. The soft flesh of the apple makes it a perfect choice for applesauce or apple pie.