Approximate Ripening Date: September 22nd
Flavor: Pleasantly sweet with a mildly subacid flavor. Thicker skin. Not a great keeper.
Baking: Keeps shape when baked. Benefits from other apple varieties mixed in to create a more complex flavor.
History: Duchess Oldenburg x Starking Delicious cross created in North Dakota introduced in 1980. The first Hazen trees were planted in 2006 at Lapacek's Orchard.
Apple Sauce Cake
by Bernie Haack
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup raisins - cook, drain, and grind
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c shortening
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup nuts
1 1/2 cups tart applesauce
1 tsp. baking powder
Mix all together and pour into 9x13 pan. Bake at 350-degrees for 40 minutes.