Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe goes back a long time, sliced apples, with French vanilla flavoring over them, topped with soft crust, this is really good! For the top crust I like to add in some cinnamon, but that is optional!
- 7 cups peeled and sliced apples
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice (or a mixture of all three, as long as the total is 2 tsp) or 2 teaspoons cinnamon (or a mixture of all three, as long as the total is 2 tsp) or 2 teaspoons nutmeg (or a mixture of all three, as long as the total is 2 tsp)
- 1 (3 ounce) package French vanilla instant pudding
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup milk (or use half and half cream)
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- Set oven to 350 degrees,.
- Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish (can use an 11 x 7-inch baking dish).
- In a bowl mix together the sliced apples with 1-1/2 cups sugar and the spices.
- Transfer to the bottom of baking dish and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the dry vanilla pudding powder evenly over top of apple mixture.
- In a bowl stir together 1 cup sugar (can use more) flour, milk, oil and egg; pour this mixture over the dry pudding and apples.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until apples are fork-tender.
Good, easy dessert. I used regular vanilla instant pudding (French vanilla is unavailable here) and melted butter instead of vegetable oil. The topping bakes up soft and cakey - more like a cobbler than a crisp. Delicious warm, with melting vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of my Caramel Sauce.