What Are the Best Apples for a Crisp?

Simpler to make than pie, warm apple crisp with buttery streusel topping has lots of homey allure. When it comes to what kind of apple to use, many Chowhounds take a mix-and-match approach, combining two or more types for balanced texture and flavor. See which apples 'hounds recommend for crisps, along with their favorite unusual and delicious additions to the filling and topping.

Photo of Easy Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel by Chris Rochelle / CHOW.com