Apple wood is a popular wood for smoking with the sweet and subtle flavor it gives food. While it is mild, it is the strongest of all the fruit woods making it stand up to red meats. Apple is specially good for smoking pork products, such as ham and bacon, and works well with poultry, although it should be monitored as it has a tendency to turn the skin a deep brown. If mixing woods, apple and oak make a nice pair.
Type of foods that go well with apple wood:
- Pork – ribs, ham, bacon
- Poultry – whole birds, cut up fryers, game birds