When fall rolls around, kitchens all across the country are bursting at the seams with Gala Apple Recipes.
While there are roughly 7,500 kinds of apples, the gala apple is the most produced apple in the United States.
So what’s so special about gala apples that all the best recipes involving apples call for them?
For starters, they’re crisp, fresh, and sweet.
Gala apples carry an incredibly balanced flavor—sweet but not too sweet, and tart but not too tart.
They also have a very distinguishable appearance; they are a muted red with greenish-yellow stripes flowing from the top and middle-sized.
Aside from the flavor, the texture of a gala apple also makes this particular variety a great candidate for cooking and baking.
Gala apples are known to make the most delicious apple pies, apple sauce, and apple butter around.
They are also the featured ingredient of many other unique dessert dishes and a great addition to several dinner entrees.
From classic Apple Crisp to Apple Pie Egg Rolls to Cheddar Apple Turkey Burgers, we’ve included a little bit of everything.
In honor of all the unbelievably tasty ways we can use these delightful fruits, we’ve chosen 23 of them to highlight for you here.
1. Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp with gala apples is the crumbly luscious cousin of apple pie and apple cobbler, and it might just be our favorite fall treat.
Gala apples’ crisp yet the tender texture is the perfect match for this dessert and serves as a great base for the scoop of vanilla ice cream you simply must top it with.
Speaking of apple cobbler, this recipe is one of the most delectable you’ll find, as the crust component is more of a cake batter.
It’s sweet, fluffy, warmly spiced, and right up our alley (or apple orchard).
Tarts can be tricky, but this Rustic Gala Apple Tart recipe takes the mystery out of the equation.
It provides simple instructions for the dough, and the rustic vibe of the tart makes the whole process uncomplicated yet sophisticated.
Homemade cakes are an art; it takes practice, time, and the perfect recipe.
After scouring through gala apple cake recipes, we think we’ve found it with this One Bowl Apple Cake.
Which are all the things a fabulous homemade cake should be: easy, moist, and heavenly.
Next time you take a trip to your local apple orchard and go a little crazy with the picking, we have the most delicious use for your bushel of gala apples: Slow Cooker Fried Apples.
These fried apples are quick for a slow cooker recipe, effortless, and can be served for breakfast, dinner, or dessert.
We’re in the business of food, and even we admit this is one of the most unique recipes using gala apples we’ve come across.
These Apple Pie Egg Rolls are crispy on the outside yet soft and warm on the inside, giving a whole new meaning to ‘melt in your mouth.’
There are a lot of routes to take when baking with gala apples, but this recipe has all the qualities of a homerun apple dish.
Unlike other recipes that have you slice the apples, you simply scoop out the middle of the apple and construct the crumble bake inside.
As much as we love some gala apple pies, these Apple Pie Muffins might just take the (apple) cake.
The flavor and texture of an apple pie are captured within a traditional muffin, essentially creating several mini pies.
Need we say more?
If you’re a fan of dessert-esque bread, you will absolutely love this Apple Cinnamon Bread.
The recipe title says it all – it really is the best and the easiest.
Our personal favorite feature is the icing, but there’s nothing about it we would change.
We know we’ve already shared a muffin recipe, but these Cinnamon Apple Muffins are just too good not to include.
These muffins uphold the traditional slightly moist yet crumbly texture, but they also bring a crisp sugary finish to the exterior that you’ll never stop craving.
Instead of separating apple fritters and apple doughnuts, we decided to combine the two and present you with these apple fritter doughnut bites.
The composition of these bite-sized pieces of heaven is very close to a traditional apple fritter, but the batter is just doughnut enough that it fries into the perfect doughnut hole.
Oh, and there’s a glaze.
Since we’re in a caramel state of mind, allow us to segway into these salted caramel apple pie bars.
What sets these bars apart is that they’re more layered than chunky and more pie than a bar – the perfect marriage of all the right dessert traits.
If you have an air fryer, you’re going to want to try these apple fries; trust us,
Fried apple slices coated in a sugary graham cracker crust will be your new go-to side or easy dessert.
They’re ready in 15 minutes, and they give Taco Bell’s Cinna-twists a run for their money.
While we’ve been overloading you with phenomenal and easy gala apple recipes, they all lack one thing: the ability to turn any dish into an apple-flavored affair.
With this recipe, you’ll be able to slather a luxurious apple butter on anything your heart desires and make every meal fall fare.
If you’ve been pouring over gala apple sauce recipes searching for the best one, you’re in luck – we found it for you.
Some of our favorite things about this recipe are its simple ingredients list, easy instructions, and potential for long-term storage.
This homemade Apple Sauce is the gift that keeps on giving.
One of our most beloved summer/fall dishes is a broccoli salad, so you can imagine how thrilled we were to find a broccoli salad recipe that incorporates gala apples.
Each ingredient contributes its own flavor and texture, but the sauce ties them together to create one delightfully unified seasonal salad.
Baking with gala apples is one thing, but cooking with gala apples is a different ball game.
When you’re not baking them into delicious desserts, you can include gala apples in any number of dishes to liven up their aura.
Cheddar apple turkey burgers are an excellent way to incorporate gala apples into a savory meal, giving it a fresh look and taste.
If a chicken Caesar pasta salad is a little too heavy for your liking, consider replacing the chicken with apples and celery.
This Apples And Celery Pasta Salad with light Caesar dressing recipe is a uniquely light and refreshing interpretation of a backyard barbecue staple.
Crepes can be intimidating, but this recipe offers an easy step-by-step guide for creating the most rewardingly scrumptious crepes you’ll ever eat.
Gala apples are fantastic for crepes because of their already tender flesh.
They sautee nicely in the sugary cinnamon syrup to create an exquisite filling for your sinfully delicious breakfast–or dessert.
The bottom line
Gala apples are worth their weight in gold, as they say, and these 23 recipes prove it.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts are all covered here, just waiting for your stamp of approval.
So grab a handful of galas and get started on your next kitchen obsession.
- Apple Crisp
- Apple Cobbler
- Rustic Gala Apple Tart
- One Bowl Apple Cake
- Slow Cooker Fried Apples
- Apple Pie Egg Rolls
- Baked Apple Chips
- Apple Crumble Baked Apples
- Apple Pie Muffins
- Apple Cinnamon Bread
- Cinnamon Apple Muffins
- Apple Fritter Doughnut Bites
- Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- Apple Chunkies
- Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
- Air Fryer Apple Fries
- Slow Cooker Apple Butter
- Homemade Apple Sauce
- Broccoli Apple Salad
- Cheddar Apple Turkey Burgers
- Pork Chops With Gala Apples And Onions
- Apples And Celery Pasta Salad
- Cinnamon Apple Crepes
- Find your favorite recipe from our Gala Apple Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!