Okay, okay this is probably more appropriate for Fall, but I really don’t think it matters anymore. I wanted to make another Nana recipe and this was the other one she gave me. This is “Apple Pan Doudy”, the original is baked in a large loaf pan, but I wanted to put a Jamie twist on it and make them mini. I was reading the recipe card Nana gave me and realized she forgot to add the sugar & eggs, so I called her by phone and she step by step took me through this recipe, which was actually more fun! She read me the correct recipe and I wrote it all down for you! So, I like to eat mine with butter and drizzled honey on top, but if you ask my dad- his way is warmed up with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream ( I will def be trying that with the rest of them!) I hope you enjoy them, they are oh so comforting!
- Melted margarine or cooking spray to coat the baking tray.
- 2-3 peeled apples (chopped if mini loaves, sliced if large loaf)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- In a small loaf pan ( or large loaf pan ), coat it with melted margarine or cooking spray.
- Peel 2-3 apples ( I used 2 for the mini loaf tray) and chop up in 1/2 inch pieces or slice if making a large loaf.
- Fill 1/4-1/2 of the loaf trays with the apples and sprinkle some sugar over them ( as Nana says, to get the juices to awaken)
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add the vanilla, flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Pour the batter over the apples and fill to almost the top. Tap the pan down so that the batter goes to the bottom of the tray.
- Bake on 350 for 25-30 minutes, if mini or 45 minutes if large pan. Watch closely until they are browned and cool for a few minutes.
Serve hot with butter and a drizzle of honey, or my dad’s way- warmed with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream. Enjoy!
Let me know if you make this recipe, it’s so yummy and warming for the soul, especially on a rainy day. Tag me on instagram if you make these, I would love to see how you decide to serve them! Happy baking!