How about a dessert that you can easily whip up with ingredients you have on hand?
You know, for those times when you need something in a hurry for a drop in guest or when you are just in the mood for something sweet. Sound good? Yes? You will find this recipe quick and easy. I acquired it from a cooking class during last year's trip to Italy.
Recently, a good friend and I have had some fun debating whether this recipe is a pie or a cake. You see, the name in the recipe is pie and it is made in a pie plate, implying that it is a pie. However, it doesn't have a crust, which for me is essential for pie and the texture is more cake like, so I say it is a cake.
The result of our cake vs. pie debate? We agreed on one key point.... It is Delicious!!
I'll leave it to you to decide for yourself!
No Crust Apple Pie
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 chopped apples
2/3 cup chopped walnuts (you can add raisins as well)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 9" pie dish and set aside.
Peel and chop three medium sized apples.
In a medium mixing bowl, measure and whisk together all the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and the vanilla together.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until well combined.
Add the chopped apples and nuts and toss to coat the apples.
Pour the mixture into the pie plate.
Bake in the preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes.
Serve warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of good quality vanilla bean ice cream, or plain and unadorned.
....and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!