Friday, November 6, 2009

Apple "Chunkies" - like a little bite of apple pie...

This is proof that the best recipes don’t necessarily turn out ready to grace the covers of cooking magazines... No matter what form you bake this batter in - it turns out like a little bite of apple pie. The longer it stands (covered or UNcovered) the sweeter it becomes.

Be sure to use a cooking apple - I like a combination of a tart apple (like Granny Smith) with a good quality cooking variety, like Jonagold. Combining two kinds gives you a mild sweet apple taste with an occasional “zing” from a random tart piece.

For years I made these in a 9” x 13” pan, cut them into squares, and watched them disappear. But my kids love the chewy outer crust that forms - so I decided to make them in muffin form. They don’t bake up like a super-star muffin - no pebbled, crowned muffin top here. You’ll be disappointed by the flat top when you put them in a muffin tin. BUT - there’s more of that chewy crust that we love.

This is the Ugly Duckling that tastes like the Swan. Not a lot to look at, but one bite and you’re hooked. Such a simple thick batter - no exotic ingredients, just fresh cooking apples.

We enjoy these plain-jane... but they are also good with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or even a dollop of whipped cream drizzled with caramel ice cream sauce. Fall at it’s best...

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1 comment:

  1. Looks great to me! I've been having a great time on your blog. You post some super stuff. Thanks!