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Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is called a "mystery" because it's difficult to decide whether it's a cake, pudding, or pie. I happen to love all three, so it's no mystery why I love this comfort food. One bonus is that the cake part does not contain any butter/shortening, so have another piece!
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
Cinnamon Hard Sauce more like an icing
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 dash salt
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 9 inch pie pan.
- In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and dash of cinnamon.
- Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs.
- Add apples and walnuts and mix well.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, or until browned and firm to the touch.
- Hard Sauce:.
- In small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and beat at high speed of mixer (or Kitchen Aid).
- Shape into 2 inch thick roll and wrap in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- To serve, cut hard sauce into slices and top each serving of dessert with one.
This was very good. I also would not know how to classify it. This was great warmed up with vanilla ice cream and the hard sauce. The hard sauce was very much like a frosting that I would be very tempted to use on other things. I loved the slight cinnamon taste it had.
Delicious! I don't know what to call it either, kind of a cakey cobbler? In any event, we really enjoyed this dessert. The hard sauce was wonderfully different, a sweet compliment to the apple dessert that makes it a bit fancier. Quick to put together, too. Thanks, Roxygirl, for a great recipe!