Easy as a cake and as delicious as a pie, this apple pieke is one of my favorite apple desserts. I've tried many apple pie recipes through the years and though I have some I love, none of them can touch this recipe in terms of apple flavor, especially for the time invested. It is as easy as peeling apples, mixing a topping and letting it bake. Though not one of the most elegant looking desserts, it makes up for its humble looks with a mixture of sweet-tart apples with just the right amount of softness, a hint of cinnamon and a deliciously, buttery sweet topping. I don't think I have to tell you that this is also amazing topped with vanilla ice cream. If you want to add an easy, crowd pleasing apple dessert to your Thanksgiving table, this is the one.
Apple PiekePublished 11/25/2014
- 3 lbs Granny Smith apples (about 6-8 apples) peeled and sliced (No substitutions on apple variety or the pieke will be too sweet)
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 9 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- Heat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 glas baking dish with butter. Add the sliced apples, 1 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Stir to combine and spread evenly across the bottom of the pan. Slice 1 tablespoon of butter into small pieces and dot evenly over the top of the apple mixture.
- In a medium bowl using an electric mixer, combine remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 8 tablespoons butter until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at at time, until mixture is smooth. Beat in the flour just until combined. (The batter will be stiff) Spoon batter evenly over apples and spread so that the apples are covered.
- Bake 30 minutes or until top is browned. Cool 15 -20 minutes before serving. Can also be chilled at room temperature or cold.
Prep Time: 20 mins.
Total time: 50 mins.
Recipe Source: sarahmoulton.com