This is a wonderful dessert for serving warm, topped with vanilla ice cream. I often make this recipe during apple season, when I usually have an abundance of apples on hand.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix apples and sugar together.
- Add rest of the dry ingredients and the nuts.
- Add oil and applesauce; mix well and pour into a greased 9"x13" baking pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes.
Bayhill, I think you should consider renaming this recipe: something flashy, like "Super-duper Apple Delight" or "Quick and Tasty Apple Treat"... I think maybe the current name is a little unassuming, 'cause WOW, what a great surprise I had when I made this delightful apple dessert yesterday afternoon! Not only was it delicious and lovely to look at but it was ridiculously easy to put together! I made one deviation from the recipe; I used pecans instead of walnuts (because I didn't have them on hand). I used Granny Smith Apples, and cut the cubes quite small. The top was crispy/ golden brown, and the inside was crumbly/moist. Just what you want in an apple dessert! My thanks to you again, Bayhill, for winning the football pool and giving me another reason to discover such a great recipe!
Just tried it hot out of the oven. Came out mostly like a bread...like zucchini. banana, carrot bread. Will try some with ice cream once the boys are in bed later. Seems to need another dimension...maybe raisins and nutmeg added. Came out a nice deep brown, smells wonderful and made enough to enjoy for days (may freeze some). Made for PAC Spring 2009.
This is a good dessert for vegans, those with egg allergies or lactose intolerance. I agree with Jazziegirl that this was much like an apple bread pudding; it has the texture of bread pudding, so if you like that, this is your dessert. This is an interesting method and I wasn't sure what to expect when putting it together. This is good to make when you have an abundance of apples on hand and not much else. I think the 2 cups of sugar was a little excessive; probably 1 1/2 cups would be enough and plenty sweet.