Contributed by Brooke James, 24 East Main Street Bed & Breakfast, Canton, New York
(Original recipe from Yankee Magazine - tested and tasted by 24 East Main B&B)
Preparation Time: 1-1/2 hours
1 cup flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup milk
2 cups apple slices (2 medium apples, peeled & cored)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped ginger
1 cup sweet aplle cider
1 cup Grade B maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt - set aside.
To make the batter, in a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Stir in flour mixture, one-third at a time, alternating with milk - begin and end with the flour mixture.
In a medium bowl, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon and ginger and place all in an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish.
Pour the batter over the apple mixture. Make sure all of the apples are covered.
In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine the cider and syrup and bring to a boil. Stir often.
Pour the syrup mixture over the batter and apple mixture - it sinks!
Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.