Here is how I save time with this recipe. I used presliced apples or preslice them myself ahead of time. This year I'm getting our apples from the Upper Merion Farmer's Market. So I will wash and slice them the night before our bash. Once they are tossed in lemon juice to avoid browning, I put them in the baking dish (which has a cool lid) and pop them in the fridge. Then I make one of my do it yourself mixes. I put all the dry ingredients in a big bag ahead of time. Think of how you can buy pancake or cake mixes at the store and just add the wet ingredients. I do this myself ahead and save time and money! One large bag for the majority of this recipe and one for the topping. This is a strategy I do with our pancakes, cookies and cakes. So on those days I just add the wet and begin. I'm all prepped and just before we sit down for dinner I mix in the wet ingredients pour it over the apples, sprinkle the topping and pop it in the oven. It makes my house smell fantastic!
RECIPE ....(Katie Lee Joel's...not mine :)
- 6 large (about 8 cups) Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced (use Granny Smiths for a more tart flavor)
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup whole milk
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup boiling water
Preparation Preheat oven to 325°F.
Place apples in a 13x9” baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss to coat.
In a medium bowl, mix together 2 cups sugar, flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and the cinnamon. Add milk and melted butter, and mix well. Pour batter evenly over apples and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle over batter. Evenly pour the boiling water on top then transfer to the oven and bake for 50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling.