Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Is there anything nicer than the smell of apples and cinnamon? This is such a comforting dessert. Easy to make and low in fat too. You probably already have everything at hand. A good friend gave this to me many moons ago. I believe she got it from a women's group in Meaford Ontario. This is also terrific baked in individual ramekins or onion soup bowls. For a change of pace, try adding raisins or whole cranberries to the apples prior to pouring on the batter.
- 4 -6 apples, sliced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons shortening, melted
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- cinnamon sugar (optional)
- whipped cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Slice apples, with or without the peel, to fill a casserole dish.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and water.
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a small bowl or shaker, combine vanilla, egg, melted shortening and milk.
- Add to the flour mixture and beat until smooth, then pour over the apples.
- If desired, sprinkle with sugar cinnamon.
- Bake for 1 hour or until golden.
- Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream.
This is packed full of tender, lightly sweet apples. I used a combination of apples to include 1 granny smith. The brown sugar was Splenda Brown Sugar Blend and the white sugar in the batter was 1/2 Splenda and 1/2 sugar. The only thing I would change would be to add a little more milk to the batter as it was a little thick and I had some trouble getting it to pour over the apples. The addition of the water to the apples is essential to ensure they cook properly. This was served warm topped with vanilla bean ice cream.
I actually had to do this with peaches but it turned out perfectly ok - great recipe due to the versatility - the sponge pudding bit on top of the fruit would work well with any fruit so many thanks .
This is a nice "cinnamony" type of dessert which we topped with cool whip while warm. I made only two minor adjustments which didn't reflect on the wonderful taste. I added 1/4 cup of extra milk and a small amount of cinnamon to the batter. It browned nicely after being baked for only 45 minutes. I used Fuju apples. This dessert was baked for the Bake-A-Thon in memory of CoolMonday, November, 2007.