When my husband and I went apple picking a month or so ago we were up to our eyeballs in apples! After all of the apple juice, apple sauce, and crock pot apple butter, I reserved some apples for recipes I wanted to try out. Remember my Turkey Apple Chili, Apple Turkey Meatballs, or Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie? Here’s another recipe I found while perusing my way through an old cookbook. It sounded amazing to me so I thought I would give it a try. End result? Even better than I could have imagined! This dessert is sooooo yummy! I have made it a couple of times and the first time I took it to my co-workers (I like to use them as taste testers). The consensus was unanimous. Everyone LOVED it (which of course always makes me feel good)! The best part about it is that it is great warm or cold, with or without ice cream. It’s delicious no matter what!
Of course, what’s a yummy warm dessert with ice cream without a bit of Homemade Basic Caramel drizzled over? Goodness gracious! The flavors all together will have your taste buds dancing for joy! Just imaging at your next party bringing out this dessert. You will blow away your guests with this delicious yet not-too-difficult dessert. Hardest part? I would say peeling and dicing the apples takes the most time for this recipe. If you’ve got an apple/corer/peeler/slicer it makes the job a heck of a lot easier!
Walnut Apple Snack Cake
Try a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of caramel over this Walnut Apple Snack Cake!
- 2/3 c. butter softened
- 1 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 c. chopped peeled tart apples
- 1/3 c. English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
- 1/3 c. chopped walnuts
- Vanilla ice cream optional
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl; slowly add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in the apples, toffee bits, and walnuts.
Transfer to a greased 9x13-in. baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut in to squares.
Serve with ice cream (if desired).
[My 2 Cents]
It's amazing what a difference using high quality vanilla can make. I mentioned in my Pecan Pie Cheesecake that I was recently introduced to Lagrima Pure Vanilla Extract and it is unbelievably amazing. Stay tuned for all of the details of the recent vanilla party I attended. For this recipe the second time I made it, I used Lagrima and I can honestly say I could tell a difference. It was ever-so-slightly taken to the next level of amazingness!
Adapted from Taste of Home Fall Baking Cookbook 2010