This is an Apple Skillet Cake from my husband’s grandmother, Granny Jordan. I have written a little about Granny Jordan before when I posted her Frozen Cranberry Banana Salads, but I won’t miss out on an opportunity to praise her further!
Granny Jordan was the quintessential southern lady in absolutely every fashion. She collected recipes which she kept meticulously organized in card files in her pantry. Each time she would use a recipe she would remove the card and note on it the date she made it, who she served it to, and how it turned out. Her reviews usually consisted of one word: “Good”, “Okay”, and sometimes “very good”.
We lived in her house for a few months after she had passed away and I took the time to thumb through all of her wonderful recipes. Among the entire lot of them, only one card had the rating of “BAD!”. What struck me as funny was that Granny Jordan, even though she actually wrote the word in all caps with an exclamation point and underlined it three times, had still put the card back into her little file in its proper alphabetized place.
Just in case you are wondering, this recipe was rated “Very Good” by both Granny Jordan and everyone else I have served it to since her passing.
This cake is positively infused with flavor. The texture is ultra tender and and moist. Visually, it is every bit as appealing as it is taste wise. Apples glazed with butter and sugar arranged over the top with a generous sprinkling of pecans and when cut, the interior of the cake is speckled generously with cinnamon. As I was taking these photographs, my husband asked in a small and hopeful voice, “We get to eat that when you’re done, right?”.
- ⅓ Cup margarine
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 Cup self rising flour
- ⅓ Cup evaporated milk
- ⅔ Cup sugar
- 5-6 apples, sliced and peeled.
- 3 T additional melted margarine
- ⅓ Cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg, well beaten
- ⅓ Cup water
- Melt butter in skillet. Stir in ⅔ C sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Top with apple slices; cover over medium heat for ten minutes. Top with pecans. In separate bowl, stir together flour, ⅓ C sugar, and ¾ tsp cinnamon. Combine 3 T melted margarine, egg, milk, and water in separate bowl. Add to flour mixture and mix until just moistened. Spoon over hot apples and pecans. Cover and cook on stove eye for twenty minutes on low heat or until firm to the touch. Turn out onto large plate. DEVOUR!
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