This dessert is always a favorite, and it makes a beautiful presentation at a picnic.
Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup milk
- 6 oz. melted butter
- 8 large apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 capful of vanilla extract
- 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Make the topping: Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, milk, and melted butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing only until they are well combined. Do not overmix. Batter should have consistency of thick oatmeal. Adjust with milk if necessary.
- Make the filling: Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix together the apples, pinch of salt, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup flour, and lemon juice. Place in a 6" × 10" baking dish.
- Spread batter over fruit filling by the spoonful. Some holes are natural, and will make for a more attractive presentation.
- Bake on bottom shelf of 375°F oven for 90 minutes, turning halfway through, and checking after 1 hour. Fruit should be bubbling thoroughly, and biscuit topping should be nicely browned. Allow to cool at least 15 minutes before serving.