SEPTEMBER IS APPLE MONTH
The first apple trees were planted in the province near Port Royal in the early 1600’s by Acadian settlers. Apples are the major tree fruit grown in Nova Scotia, contributing more than 50 million dollars to the local economy. A leisurely drive through the beautiful Annapolis Valley in late spring will give you an indication of the size of the apple industry today. And of course, there’s the ever popular apple blossom festival to celebrate the beauty and excitement of apple blossom time. Source
This is the first of several recipes we want to share with you during September. The apple crop is at it’s prime during the fall months, and we love to use them in so many delicious dishes.
When I was a young newlywed, settling into homemaking, my friend, Debbie, gave me several recipes. These were the tried and true type of recipe. Dutch Apple Cake, was one of them, and it is a definite keeper. Thanks Debbie!!
DUTCH APPLE CAKE
2 1/2 C flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 C sugar
4 C finely chopped apple
Mix all the ingredients together well, with a spoon. Do not use a mixer. The batter will be stiff. Spread the batter into a 9×13 greased and floured pan. Bake @ 350 for 45-60 minutes. Watch after 45.
Spread with your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe. Here’s mine:
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 C butter
2 tsp vanilla
Gradually beat in enough icing sugar to give it a smooth spreadable consistency.
(approx 3 1/2C)
Each Friday, during “Apple month”, Take Six will share another of our favorite apple recipes with you! Don’t miss them!