Created by Clay in Motion, Inc.
Dave's favorite dessert is apple pie, specifically his mom's recipe for apple pie. After almost 47 years of marriage, I have come to agree with him -- her recipe is the best! For his birthday this year I had planned to make his favorite dessert, but you know how the best laid plans can sometimes go awry. So, I ended up making his second favorite apple dessert recipe. This is one we've enjoyed many times over the years, and it's as quick as it is delicious!
A little background before I give you the recipe. When our store was called "The Harvest Tree," we carried absolutely everything apple shaped we could find. One of the items was an apple shaped pie dish from Clay in Motion. The pie dish came with a recipe for Apple Torte, and it's wonderful. I divided the recipe in half, since it was just the two of us sharing it that night, so the pictures reflect a half recipe. I've listed the ingredients for the full recipe below. Although it makes it pretty, you don't have to have an apple shaped dish for this recipe -- any glass or ceramic pie dish will work! I like to core the apples, then slice them in rounds, but you could also slice them into wedges.
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 - 4 thinly sliced apples
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Grease a ceramic or glass pie dish.
3. Mix all the ingredients together, except the apples.
4. Place the unpeeled, sliced apples in the pie dish, then drop heaping spoonfuls of thick dough on top of the slices.
5. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes. The apples should be soft and the crust golden.
6. Serve with ice cream or freshly made whipped cream.