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Gala Apples and Apple Raisin Loaf Recipe

The gala apple is one of the most classic eating apples in the world. This is still one of my favorite apples at the orchard but I am a girl who loves sweet apples.

Approximate Ripening Date: August 30th

Flavor: This is a hard, juicy, sweet apple. It's great for fresh eating.

Baking: The gala will keep its shape when baked but I find that much of the flavor cooks out of this sweet apple. I much prefer it for fresh eating.

History: Golden Delicious x Kidd's Orange Red cross, developed in New Zealand in the 1920s.

Featured Recipe:

Apple Raisin Loaves

Linda Finn

3 eggs

1 ½ c. vegetable oil

1 ½ c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

3 ½ c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. cloves

2/3 c. chopped nuts

2/3 c. raisins

2 c. chopped, un-pared apples

Beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients alternately with nuts, raisins and apples.  Stir until mixed, do not over beat.  Pour batter into greased loaf pans.  Bake at 350-degrees for 55-60 minutes.

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