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Gala Apple Uses

By Athena Hessong ; Updated September 21, 2017
Use gala apples in an apple pie and other baking and cooking applications.

Crisp, sweet gala apples have many culinary uses for savoring their taste. These apples have a versatility not shared by some other apple varieties. Stock up on gala apples to explore the many ways you can use these fruits.

Cooking and Baking

Gala apples do not fall apart when baked in pies or used in cooking. Their firm texture makes them ideal for baking in apple pies, cobblers and cooked dishes. Substitute gala apples for a more tart variety, such as Granny Smiths, in a pie to impart added sweetness to the dish.

Salads

Use raw gala apples in salads for a sweet crunch.

Slice gala apples for using raw in salads where they will retain their color and texture rather than becoming browned and mushy.

Applesauce

Gala apples should be your first pick for making applesauce. Their natural sweetness can let you reduce or eliminate the sugar you might add to applesauce.

Snacking

The flavor of a gala apple lends well to out-of-hand snacking. It contains a pale yellow to white flesh with a fine texture and sweet flavor, according to All About Apples. Gala apples also have a slight tartness that does not overpower the sweet flavors of the apple. The thin skin of a gala makes these preferable to apples with thicker skins.