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Bella Apples and French Apple Pie Recipe

I have a confession to make. Bella is not the Bella apples real name. It's real name is Rebella. When we had it labeled Rebella no one would even try it - my theory is it sounds too much like the disease we get vaccinated again. Once I removed two little letters - voila - the Bella has become a popular eating apple!

Approximate Ripening Date: September 7th

Flavor: Pleasing combination of sweet and tart flavors. It does have a thicker skin so if that bothers you, you may decide to peel it before eating.

Baking: The Bella cooks down somewhat - it's chunky but not solid.

History: Golden Delicious x Remo Cross

Featured Recipe:

French Apple Pie

by Kathryn Lapacek

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

1/2 cup oil

2 T milk

6 cups apples, peeled & sliced

1/2 cup sugar

3 T flour

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

dash of salt

3/4 cup flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup butter

For crust mix flour, salt and sugar together and place in pie pan. Add oil and milk. Stir together with fork and hands, and then press into pan to form crust. Mix apples with next 5 ingredients. Put in crust. Mix remaining ingredients together until crumbly. Crumble over apples. Bake 50 minutes at 425-degrees. Cover with foil the last 10 minutes if top browns too quickly. Best served warm.

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