Giggy's German Fruit Cake
This is a family recipe that has been made by looks and guesstimations. That is why some of the measurements are ranges rather than definitive totals.
- 1 1/2 to 2 Sticks Butter or Margarine
- 1/2 cup Oil or Crisco
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 4 Cups Flour
- 4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 4-5 Large Apples
- Lemon Juice
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Cream butter, oil, and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla.
Mix in flour and baking powder.
Mix well with hands or mixer. Press dough into 1 small or 1 large cookie tins. DO NOT PUT TOO MUCH INTO TIN, OR ELSE IT WILL BREAK ALL OVER THE OVEN WHEN IT RISES!
Peel and slice apples into wedges approximately an eighth of an inch thick. Mix apples with a splash of lemon juice and the cinnamon, coating them.
Layer apples in rows across the top of the cake, pushing them slightly into the cake dough.
Bake at either 350 or 375 for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Blueberries or peaches can be substituted for the apples.
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This French tarte tatin is golden, caramelized apple perfection!
- 1 puff pastry
- 6 apples, sliced
- 3 oz. chilled butter, chopped into chunks
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- Roll out a puff pastry.
- Lay out the apple slices in a pan.
- Add chunks of butter on top of the apples.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
- Cook for 20 minutes in oven at 350°F, to caramelize the apples.
- Place puff pastry on top of the caramelized apples.
- Cook for 15 minutes at 350°F.