Not many healthy recipes going up yet this fall. You can’t deny there is something about the crisp air that does this to us. I want to sit next to a fire, read a good cookbook and listen to old jazzy records under my Afghan. I want to bake.
This is a very special recipe to me. It was the first recipe my mom let me make all by myself. Not the recipe your mom lets you stir the batter or sloppily crack the eggs with sticky little fingers. This was different. I got to select and peel, and slice and sprinkle and pour and wear the floral oven mitts. In 8th grade, I made it for a Home Economics competition and won a blue ribbon. I called it Apple Quiche because I baked it in a fluted quiche pan. Baking it in the quiche terrine would make me appear to be a young Julia Child. When it was sliced, the scalloped edges baked crisp like a cookie. I really had something special. I learned I had a knack for something. Something that made people happy and joyful and content. The feeling of feeding people good food. This is where I fell in love with the magic of baking.
Please make this with your kids. Let them do it all.
This is also my Mom’s birthday. So this post is dedicated to my Mom (My kids call her Ama). The most perfect mom out there.
Happy Birthday, Mommy.
Ama's Apple Bake
- 5-6 Large Green apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4" inches
- 1 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 sticks Butter, melted and cooled
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Flour
- 1 large Egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons turbanado sugar or sugar in the raw
Preheat oven to 350. Butter a large pie or quiche pan.
Arrange the apples into the buttered pan and sprinkle with the cinnamon.
In a small bowl, add the egg and sugar and mix together with a fork. Add the melted, cooled butter to the egg/sugar mixture and mix well. Pour into the flour and mix until a smooth, glistening batter forms.
Pour the batter over the apples and spread a little with the back of the spoon. Don't be fussy or perfect about it. The beauty is in its imperfection.
Sprinkle with the sugar in the raw. Bake 35-40 minutes until very golden and fruit is bubbling.
Eat with vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar or fresh whipped cream.
Stuff your face.