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 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
- 5⁄8 tsp. salt, divided
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 2⁄3 cup milk
- 6 oz. melted butter
- 8 large apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
- 1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Sift together 3 cups flour, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, 1⁄2 cup 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.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix together the apples, 1⁄8 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, 1⁄2 cup sugar, 1⁄4 cup flour, and lemon juice. Place in a 6-by-10-inch 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.