APPLE PUDDING CAKE
Use your favorite apples.
Recipe from Half Crown Hill Orchard
1 1/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
6 cups apples, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour a 13 X 9 inch baking pan.
Cake: Beat granulated sugar and shortening with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking
soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Fold in apples and pecans by hand. ( Mixture will be
thick). Spread into pan; top with sauce.
Sauce: Stir brown sugar and flour in a medium saucepan. Stir in butter, vanilla and water. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Boil gently for 3 minutes,
stirring often. Immediately pour hot sauce over batter. Do not stir. Bake for 1 hour.