25 Amazing Sweet And Savory Gala Apple Recipes

In this article, we have 25 recipes to help you make the most delicious meals using your gala apples.

From savory salads to sweet apple pies, it’s all here!

1. Apple Crumble

A classic apple crumble made with gala apples coated in sugar is a great option for a last-minute dessert that can still please everyone.

Apple slices tossed with sugar are laid on a deep dish before you coat them with a crumble made with plain flour, sugar, and cold butter cut into cubes and rubbed until the mix resembles moist breadcrumbs.

35-40 minutes of baking and you’ve got yourself a tasty dessert that’s also a safe bet for a crowd with different tastes.

2. Homemade Apple Pie

If you toss apple cubes in a bowl with flour, sugar, and cinnamon and then add the mix inside a pastry tin, all that’s left to do is cover it with some homemade pastry and bake it to get the dreamiest of apple pies.

Luckily, this recipe has the perfect instructions on how to make the perfect pastry dough, and while you can always get a ready-made one, trust us when we say that it’s worth the extra effort.

3. Dorset Apple Traybake

An apple cake is typically no-hassle and this recipe yields one of the easiest apple cakes you’ll ever make.

With only 9 ingredients to use, most of which (if not all) you already have in your kitchen, this is a traybake apple dessert you can have ready in about an hour and serve with as much ice cream as you want!

4. Apple And Blackberry Crumble

If you have some blackberries you don’t want to go to waste, then spice things up and turn the classic apple crumble into one with blackberries too!

This crumble’s preparation is a bit different too, as the fruits are cooked with butter and sugar to make a compote that’s then topped with the baked crumble.

5. Pumpkin Apple Bundt Cake

Eggs, white and brown sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree are blended and mixed together with flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder before you toss some fresh diced apples in.

This is the magic mix that you need to then pour into a Bundt pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes.

And while it tastes amazing on its own, add some caramel sauce if you want some extra moisture, or top it with chopped pecans for some crunchiness.

6. Apple Skillet Cake

This is what we call a sweet, apple version of the Ratatouille. This skillet cake is made with red and green apples sliced into wedges and arranged in a circular pattern on the cake batter, with the two apple colors alternating each other.

As for the dough, it is made with eggs, butter, sugar, Greek yogurt, flour, baking powder and soda, vanilla, and sour cream.

7. Caramelized Apples

If pancakes are on your menu but you don’t want to serve them with some maple syrup, you can make these caramelized apples to top them with.

Cooked in butter with cinnamon, brown sugar, lemon juice, and honey, these apple slices can easily be enjoyed on their own or even on some French toast!

8. Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

If you love combining sweet and salty ingredients in one single meal, then try this salad.

To make it, you will need baby spinach, green and red (gala) apples, cashew nuts, and dried cranberries, which you can toss in a bowl with or without mayo.

For the dressing, you will need to mix mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and honey. Drizzle the sauce over the salad right before serving, otherwise, the salad will get too soggy if you have it later.

9. Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad With Pecans And Avocados

Baby spinach, dried cranberries, and green and red (gala) apples are once again used to make a sweet and savory salad that this time includes avocados, pecans, and oranges.

Even though the recipe calls for a store-bought vinaigrette dressing, you can use the homemade one included in the above recipe or check the recipe below for a classic 2-ingredient vinaigrette that’s on the safer side.

10. Arugula Salad With Apples, Cranberries, And Pecans

Making salads with apples sounds good because it tastes great, so here is another one for your consideration.

This salad is made with arugula, apples, cranberries, and pecans, and the dressing on top is a rather simple one that is classic, and incomparable to some, the combination of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

11. Pumpkin Banana Bread With Apples

Banana bread has probably become the dessert that most people must have tried making at least once, with most of us remembering a period in time when we used to make one every week.

If you are going through that period now, try to make each banana bread a bit different and use this recipe to make one that has some pumpkin puree and gala apples in it too!

12. Strawberry Apple Tarte Tatin

Puff pastry is typically used for sausage rolls and other savory puff pastry snacks, but this recipe uses it for a sweet dessert.

Not only that but it does it most unexpectedly; rather than stuffing it with strawberries and apples, it uses it as a base for a tarte Tatin that is topped with caramelized apples and strawberries!

13. 30-Minute Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Since the spinach-apples-cranberries combo is fantastic, keep it and add some roasted sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, pecans, and feta cheese to make a hearty salad you can enjoy warm, cold, or at room temperature.

Perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas table, this salad is drizzled with a homemade maple-lime dressing that you’ll want to eat like soup!

14. Sweet Potato And Apple Cake

Sweet Potatoes and apples make a perfect roasted salad, but if you are all about desserts, then go for this sweet potato and apple cake!

15. Baked Brie With Apples

This baked brie cheese can become the perfect accompaniment to a bottle of red wine when you top it with some caramelized red apples.

So, keep this recipe for that wine night with your partner or friends!

16. Apple Cobbler

A cobbler can be made with many fruits, such as peaches and blueberries, but there is something about an apple cobbler that makes it feel like it’s more right than the rest.

To make this cake-like dessert, you need cake ingredients like butter, sugar, and flour, as well as lots of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg,

Serve the cobble with some ice cream or sprinkle with some icing sugar and enjoy!

17. Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Sometimes there’s no time to prepare an elaborate dessert or make some homemade dough, but these apple pie egg rolls need neither time nor effort.

With some store-bought egg roll wrappers filled with a mix of diced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice, you can make the tastiest fried egg rolls with a sweet filling your kids will love!

18. Rustic Gala Apple Tart

A large rectangular tart filled with apples and love is the perfect way to start your weekend!

This rustic apple tart needs 25 minutes to cook and simple ingredients to make, while its homemade butter crust recipe is one you will want to keep for other tart recipes too.

Wake up a little earlier on a Saturday to prepare this tart for the family and have a sweet, delectable breakfast tart with your coffee or tea.

19. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Oatmeal is many people’s go-to breakfast or late dinner option not only because it is easy to make but also because it is one of the healthiest and yet tastiest meals you can have.

For this oatmeal, make a thick syrup with spices, maple syrup, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and cook the apples in it until they are soft.

Then cook your oats with some milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a pot before you add all the mixtures in a bowl and serve with some chopped walnuts and a bit of extra maple syrup if you want it to taste sweeter than it already is.

20. Homemade Apple Butter

Homemade apple butter can be used as a spread on top of some toasted or plain slices of bread or be used as a filling or glaze for cakes.

Either way, to make this butter you will need many gala apples or a mix of red apples, brown and white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves, lemon juice, and apple juice or cider.

Once you’ve added the spices and have cooked the apples until soft, you can then puree them before cooking the puree until it is thick enough. Then, let it cool completely until it gets a butter consistency, and store it in the fridge or freezer.

21. Mini Apple Pies

These mini apple pies are a great way to serve some apple pie at a buffet party when slicing an actual pie and serving it to people isn’t that convenient.

To make these mini apple pies, you need to cook the sliced gala apples in a mix of brown sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and then let it cool.

Once it’s cool enough, use a spoon to add the mixture in small jars and top with some whipping cream. Make sure to have some sweet pita chips on the side so that people can get dipping!

22. Drunken Apple Cake

The title of this cake might make you think that there’s some liqueur added to it, but there isn’t. However, this perfectly moist and flavorful apple cake will make you feel drunk with love!

Every bite of this cake is better than the previous one, and you will be amazed by how simple it is to make it and how common the ingredients used are!

Milk, butter, eggs, sugar, baking powder, flour, and gala apples are all you need for this mouthwatering cake.

23. Autumn Apple Pavlova

People who prefer white desserts to chocolatey ones always bow in front of a good pavlova. Well, we aren’t going to say that this is the absolute best, but it’s definitely one you’d bow in front of!

With caramelized apples on top, this light, elegant dessert is the perfect autumn treat you can even prepare for special occasions and birthdays for people who think birthday cakes are too ordinary.

24. Caramel And Apple Shortbread

Contrary to the lightness of a pavlova dessert, shortbreads are rather heavy both in taste and fat. Nevertheless, they are another classic sweet treat many people love to make.

This shortbread recipe yields a dessert with 4 layers whose flavors accompany the others perfectly. The Breton shortbread is topped with a vanilla crème brûlée, which is then topped with a caramel crémeux.

On top of them all, caramelized stewed apples come to seal the deal and make this an unbeatable shortbread you must try.

25. Rose-Shaped Apple Cinnamon Pie

For Valentine’s Day or any other day you want to put your baker man suit on and become a kitchen superhero, try making these rose-shaped apple pies.

With puff pastry, sugar, cinnamon, salt, butter, and gala apples you can bake these edible roses and surprise your loved one with a taste of love.

The Bottom Line

These 25 gala apple recipes will make you fill your cupboards with apples, so take them one by one and get cooking!

Frequently Asked Question

What Are The Best Uses For Gala Apples?

Gala apples are sweet and crisp, so you can use them in sweet and savory salads, cook them to soften them or turn them into applesauce, or use them as a filling for cakes and pies.

25 Amazing Sweet And Savory Gala Apple Recipes

25 Amazing Sweet And Savory Gala Apple Recipes

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How do you like dem… gala apples? Because we like them in every single one of the 25 amazing sweet and savory recipes we have in this article!

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