Sunday, 25 September 2011

My Pail Runneth Over....

...with apples, that is.

I made this on Friday because my apple tree is full of apples.

And because I love to eat.

This is very quite easy to make and really, really good.

This baked thing in the background of this photo is not the Apple Pudding Cake but it also uses apples, is cut into squares and is great in the kids lunch.  One day I'll post the recipe.

Apple Pudding Cake

Step One
2 cups Apples - peeled and sliced
I usually partially cook the apples before using them in the recipe and then I add the following
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 cup   Brown Sugar - packed
(You can add a handful of raisins if you like but I don't because my kids complain)
Butter bottom and side of 9" pan.  
Put apples, lemon juice and brown sugar in a bowl and mix around until apples are coated with sugar.
 Gently press apples into the pan and set aside.

Step Two
1/2 cup  Butter
1-1/4 cups Brown Sugar - packed
1 Egg
1 tsp  Vanilla
1-1/3 cups Flour
1-1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp  Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
3/4 cup Milk

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves. Stir into butter mixture alternately with milk, 3 dry additions and 2 wet additions.
 Pour batter over apples; smooth top.

Step Three
1-1/4 cups Apple Cider or Juice - Hot
1 Tbsp Cornstarch 

Heat the cider and cornstarch to just below boiling, either on the stove top or in the microwave.
It doesn't have to be thick, just hot.
Pour over cake batter.  
Do Not Stir. 

Place in a 350 deg F oven and bake for 35 -  40  minutes or until cake is set and apples are tender.

The cider will form a pudding sauce with the apples on the bottom of the cake.
Cool for 15 - 20 minutes.
Serve with Rum laced Whipped Cream
(unless you don't want the kids to get tipsy in which case leave out the Rum.)

This is also delicious with a blob of vanilla ice cream.

This picture is not very good.  It doesn't show the spicy cake, just the caramelized apples.
I was just too excited to begin eating it to take a better photo.

There are leftovers in the fridge - I hear them calling me.....


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Debra She Who Seeks said...

I agree -- get it into your stomach right away! Screw photos! You're a gal after my own heart.

Millie said...! Joy this looks absolutely awesome, you are the Paula Deen of Canada!
Millie xx