T. Susan Chang adapted this from Dotty Pascoe, of Leverett, Mass.
Makes 8 servings
[li]3 cups flour all-purpose flour[/li] [li]1 cup white sugar[/li] [li]1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed[/li] [li]1 teaspoon cinnamon[/li][li]1 teaspoon salt[/li] [li]1 teaspoon baking soda[/li][li]1 1/4 cups vegetable oil[/li] [li]3 eggs[/li][li]1 teaspoon vanilla[/li] [li]4 cups apples, peeled and sliced or chopped (Russets, Golden Delicious, Granny Smiths, Baldwins and Cortlands all work well)[/li] [li]1 cup pecans[/li]
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugars, cinnamon, salt and baking soda) until thoroughly combined.
Whisk together the wet ingredients (eggs, oil and vanilla) and stir into the dry ingredients. Stir to just combine. Fold in apples and pecans. The batter will be quite stiff. Add 1/4 cup water if desired.
Spread the batter into an ungreased tube pan or ungreased 9-inch-by-11-inch-by-2-inch baking dish. Bake 60 to 65 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
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My mother makes a variation of this recipe. It has less ingredients, but it's delicious! Mom has a preference for MacIntosh apples. As they are the apple of my computer's eye, it's ok by me!
Dice 6 or 7 medium sized apples, put in an 8" x 8" pan
Mix following ingredients until crumbly: 1 C. flour 1 1/2 C. sugar 1 egg 1 t. salt 1 t. baking powder
Spread mix over apples, pour 1/2 C. melted butter over all & sprinkle with cinnamon Bake @ 350 deg. for about 30 minutes
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, yummy! Looking at the other recipe, I dunno why you couldn't substitute 1/2 cup of brown sugar for 1/2 cup of white and add vanilla too. If I remember, I will suggest she try it that way next time.
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