After making three apple cakes for our church dinner about a month ago, I still had a lot of leftover Granny Smith apples. My plan was to make up a few apple pies and freeze them. I still would have apples left (I got carried away at the orchard), so I decided to make a quick, warm sweet treat as well.
At first, I thought about trying to make my little sister’s terrific apple crisp, but I doubt she even uses a recipe. Finally, I remembered an apple cake or quasi-cake that I had when I was little. We used to eat it in a bowl with milk.
I searched my mother’s recipes, yet I did not think she was the one who made it. In fact, I still am not sure who made it. I decided it must have been the French apple cobbler that I found from an early 1960′s McCall’s Cookbook.
The recipe called for a 9 X 9 pan. It turns out I do not own one. Thus, I had to either just make it in an 8 X 8 baking dish or tweak the recipe to better fit an 9 x 13 baking dish. I chose to tweak the recipe.
It was delicious! It was almost what I remember. I will definitely continue to make this recipe while continuing to search for the recipe of my childhood memory. However, I do believe this one may have tasted better!