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."

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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