Apple Mystery Dessert

The puzzle here is whether to classify this cinnamon-apple dessert as a cake, a pudding or a pie. Let others debate while you dig into slices of the moist dessert, topped with a pat of sweet Cinnamon Hard Sauce that´s more like icing than what we usually think of as "sauce."

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Dessert

3/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
Dash mace, if desired
Dash cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
2
cups chopped peeled tart apples
3/4
cup chopped walnuts

Cinnamon Hard Sauce

1/4
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
Dash salt
1
tablespoon milk
1
teaspoon vanilla

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch pie pan. In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, mace and dash of cinnamon; mix well. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs; blend well. Add apples and walnuts; mix well. Pour into greased pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 30 minutes or until browned and firm to the touch.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all hard sauce ingredients. Beat at high speed until well blended. Shape into 2-inch-thick roll. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm.
  • 4 To serve, cut hard sauce into slices. Top each serving of dessert with slice of hard sauce.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch pie pan. In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, mace and dash of cinnamon; mix well. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs; blend well. Add apples and walnuts; mix well. Pour into greased pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 30 minutes or until browned and firm to the touch.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine all hard sauce ingredients. Beat at high speed until well blended. Shape into 2-inch-thick roll. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm.
  • 4 To serve, cut hard sauce into slices. Top each serving of dessert with slice of hard sauce.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.