I do get a little sad that summer is ending because I love the summer produce. I love my fresh salsa made with vine ripened tomatoes. I love fresh peppers and chili's. I can't get enough of the beautiful berries, peaches, nectarines and melons. I love the fall and winter but it's bounty is a lot less appealing and less in variety. Let us focus on the good, however. Apples.
Go here for last years apple discussion and delicious apple crisp recipe . If you don't want to take the time to read about them, just take my word for it; they are good for you. There is truth to the "apple a day" saying. Believe me.
We try to eat them the healthy way as much as possible; raw, with natural peanut butter, baked with grains or rolled up in a whole wheat crepe. Sometimes though, we must indulge and go for the sinful sugar glazed desert variety. If you too need to indulge, this little cake is divine. Must be served with ice cream or at the very least, a healthy dose of real whipped cream.
Apple Upside-Down Cake
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/3 C. brown sugar
2 T. maple syrup
2 large, crisp apples, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 C. coarsely chopped almonds (opt.)
1 t. fresh lemon juice
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1 1/2 C. flour
1 t. baking powder
3/4 C. sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 C. buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9 inch round cake pan, one at least 2 inches deep. In a medium sauce pan, melt 4 T. butter. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup and stir over medium heat until the sugar bubbles. Remove from heat and stir in apples, nuts, lemon juice and cinnamon. Spread on bottom of cake pan. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Then whip 8 T. butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat on medium until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Mix and add in vanilla. Add flour mixture and buttermilk. Mix until just combined. Drop by spoonfuls over apples in pan and covering apples completely. Bake until golden about 35 min. When done, let cook 5 min. then flip over on plate. Let sit about 5 min. then remove pan. Serve with ice cream.
And now for a little business.....I have many of your supplements in but didn't get it all; it appears I cleaned them out of D3 and need to wait for another shipment. Hopefully next week. So, If I didn't contact you, you are on the next week list. Since I will be ordering again Monday, let me know if you want to be on the second go round.
Next item: Preparing Wisely's October deals.
20% Off of regular price of all MountainHouse #10 Cans
This includes all Freeze Dried Entrees, Freeze Dried Breakfast Meals, Freeze Dried Meats, Freeze Dried Vegetables and Freeze Dried Fruits from MountainHouse. This MountainHouse authorized sale will last from October 1st, 2009 through October 14th, 2009, so don't miss out.
Preparing Wisely now carries the following Cases of Canning Jars:
Case 1/2 Pint Jars Regular Mouth: $7.50
Case Pint Jars Regular Mouth: $8.50
Case Pint Jars Wide Mouth: $9.50
Case Quart Jars Regular Mouth: $9.75
Case Quart Jars Wide Mouth: $10.75
Case 1/2 Gallon Jars Regular Mouth: $9.75
****They also have a few of my cookbooks in if you are still wanting one. I hope to have my second printing done by the end of October.