I’ve shared this recipe before but wanted to share it again because I made it over the weekend. I was visiting my mom and thought it would be nice to bake for her. It turned out as tasty as ever but didn’t look quite as pretty as usual. I think it’s because she doesn’t have one of these and I had to peel and slice by hand. She also didn’t have confectioners sugar to sprinkle on top.

Anyway, on with the recipe! And I must give a shout out to my best bud who gave me this recipe and hooked me on it. Thanks girl, you know who you are!

Apple Pie Cake

Serves 8 * Prep time: 45 minutes* Total Time: 2 hours

2 cups flour
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
5 pounds tart apples, such as Granny smith (about 12)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Note: A springform pan works best for this recipe. All you have to do is release the sides to remove the cake from the pan. Or use a 9-inch round baking pan, with sides at least 3 inches high.

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using an electric mixer or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture forms pea-size pieces. Press two-thirds of the mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up the side of a 9-inch springform pan.

2. Preheat oven to 350. Peel the apples, cut into thin slices, and place in a bowl. Pour off any accumulated liquid. Toss the apple slices with the remaining teaspoon cinnamon and the lemon juice, and put them in the prepared pan, pressing down gently as you pack them in (they will mound above the edge of the pan). Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture on top.

3.Put the pan on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, and let the cake cool in the pan to set. Serve at room temperature.

**Serving suggestion– Dust the top of the cake with confectioners’ sugar. Also, a scoop of vanilla ice cream goes perfect with this.

And a photo of the not as lovely as usual one I made a few days ago
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So you can see all those yummy layers of apples and want to run right out and buy a bag to make this yourself, here’s a shot of one my daughter eating this a couple years ago. I still can’t believe she was ever that little *sniff*
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So, go on! Go buy everything you need and make this! You NEED to! You won’t be sorry!

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