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  • 1 star values: 4

The best baking apples have sweet and tart flavor and hold up as they cook. We like to use Honeycrisp, Braeburn, and Gala here.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

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20 mins
1 hr


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Peel, core, and coarsely shred one of the apples. Thinly slice remaining apple, removing seeds; cover and set apples aside. In a large bowl whisk together the butter, brown sugar, apple butter, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; whisk until combined. Fold in dried and fresh shredded apple. Spread batter into prepared pan. Arrange apple slices over batter.

  • Bake about 40 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack. Spoon Maple Icing over hot cake; spread evenly, using a pastry brush if necessary. Cool completely. Dust with apple pie spice or ground cinnamon.

Maple Icing

In a small bowl stir together 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk until smooth.

To Store:

Cover tightly in foil to preserve for leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 24mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 43g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 33g; protein 2g; vitamin a 135.4IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; folate 19mcg; sodium 141mg; potassium 130mg; calcium 36mg; iron 0.9mg.