It’s getting to be that cozy time of year. And, you know, I LOVE COZY! The best season of all (my FAVORITE) is here! FALL, AUTUMN, AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. However you look at it, it’s APPLE time! My most favorite apple recipe is my Mom’s, which I have tweaked. She knew how to make cozy come to life! It’s a piece of cake to make (literally). I think you will enjoy this Apple Impromptu (made in the spur of the moment, without a lot of prep). To me, Macintosh apples are the BEST for baking. And, in case you have missed it, My Sister’s Article this month is also on apples. Louise Hogan discusses the different types of apples you can pick during this delicious season!
4 cups apples (8 small or 6 medium)
¼ cup coconut sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
½ cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup white whole wheat flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1. Heat an oven to 400°F and grease an 8” or 9” pan.
2. Peel and slice the apples, about ¼ inch thick. Place the sliced apples in the greased pan.
3. Mix together ¼ cup coconut sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the apples.
4. Cover the pan tightly with parchment paper, a glass cover, or a ceramic cover. Bake the apples in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
5. While the apples are in the oven, cream together the butter, remaining sugar, vanilla, and the egg.
6. Mix the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl and then blend it into the creamed mixture.
7. Spread the creamed mixture evenly over the baked apples and bake again, this time uncovered, in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
8. When the cake is done, you may turn it upside down on a plate or keep it in the baking pan to serve.
Cottura di mele! Dio Benedica!
(Apple baking! God Bless!)