Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a super easy, super tasty recipe that my mom used to make all of the time when I was a kid. This is a wonderful dessert (or even breakfast) in the fall--though it is more like a cobbler then a cake (the more apples you use, the more cobbler-like)! Also, I'm not sure that it really is a Swedish recipe as it was shared by a Greek neighbor, but it is still great! Update: I realize that it seems strange, but this recipe really doesn't need extra leavening--I have double-checked a number of times as it seems like it should have some! Though I don't think it would hurt to add some... :-)
- 4 -6 cups sliced apples
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3⁄4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts or 1⁄2 cup pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix apple slices with lemon juice.
- Fill a greased 2-quart casserole (or 8 inch square Pyrex dish) with apple slices.
- Sprinkle apples with 1 Tbs sugar and ground cinnamon.
- Mix together melted butter, sugar, flour, egg, and nuts to form a doughy batter.
- Scrape batter on top of apples and smooth out.
- Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until top is golden.
- Let cool for 15 minutes in pan on rack and then serve from pan with ice cream--do not invert. Or let cool completely in pan and serve room temperature.
This cake was amazing. I thought I'd messed the batter up as it was translucent. It didn't look like "cake batter" that I'm used to, but as I'm not a regular baker, I went with it. The "cake" part on top crisped up beautifully and the apples were perfectly tender. I used Granny Smiths and I also added 1/8 tsp. of ginger, which added a nice warm depth to the cinnamon and apples. I hate apples, growing up next to an apple farmer, I got burned out on them growing, I made this for my husband, but I have to say... I loved it too.
This is a delicious cobbler! We enjoyed it warm out of the oven with ice cream. I used about 4 1/2 cups of apples,omitted the nuts and added 1/2 tsp. of baking powder. I baked it in an 8x8 pan. My husband was especially impressed. His exact words,"This is where it is!"
Wonderful upside down European style cake. Everyone enjoyed it very much with a dollop of whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of sifted cinnamon. Yum. Made for Chef-I-Am cake-a-thon.