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Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • GINGERBREAD:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Warmed applesauce, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place butter in a 12-in. cast-iron or ovenproof skillet. Place in oven until butter is melted, 4-5 minutes; carefully swirl to coat evenly. Sprinkle with pecans and brown sugar; drizzle with molasses. Arrange apple slices in a single layer over sugar, cut side down.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then molasses. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, ginger, salt and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in hot water.
  • Pour over apples. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm with applesauce, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 294 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Total Time
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes
16 servings

This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a one-pan dessert by layering the apples around the bottom of a cast-iron skillet and topping them with the gingerbread batter. The skillet creates a wonderfully thick crust on the gingerbread. —Mary M. Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina


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