This is an awesome early apple that helped me forge an amazing friendship with one of my customers. She had been searching for them since the vendor at the Dane County Farmer's Market no longer had them and when she found them by us she was ecstatic. The only problem was - by the time she realized we had them we only had teeny tiny apples left, which I save for myself. Her excitement won me over and I shared my teeny tiny sansa stash with her and we've become good friends ever since. I just realized I won't be able to get my big huge hug from her this season - sad.
Approximate Ripening Date: August 19th
Flavor: Firm, juicy, crisp and sweet. It's a small apple but packs a lot of flavor.
Baking: This apple keeps its shape when baked. I highly recommend mixing it with a few other tarter apples to create more complex flavor.
History: Gala x Akane cross
Apple Butter Bundt Cake
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1/2 C finely chopped nuts
1 C peeled, diced apples
1 C dairy sour cream
1/3 C apple butter (available at Lapacek’s Orchard)
Filling: 1 C chopped nuts 2 T brown sugar 2 t cinnamon Glaze: 1 C powdered sugar 2-3 T apple butter
Blend all cake ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. Pour 1/3 of batter in prepared bundt pan; sprinkle with 1/2 the filling; and repeat these two layers. Cover with remaining batter. Bake at 325 degrees, 50-55 minutes. Cool in pan and invert on serving plate. Spoon glaze over cake.