Apple johnnycakes

Yield: 8

Measure Ingredient
6 tablespoons Maple syrup
4 teaspoons Unsalted butter, melted
2 \N Large apples*
¾ cup Yellow or white cormeal+
¾ cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
1 cup Buttermilk
1 \N Large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil

*Peeled, cored, cut into ¼-inch slices. +Preferably stone-ground Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat 2 T. maple syrup and 1 tsp. butter in a heavy 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and saute for about 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Remove from heat. Using two spoons, arrange the slices, fanning them out from the center of the skillet.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a small mixing bowl, beat together buttermilk, egg, remaining 1//4 cup maple syrup, remaining 1 T. melted butter and oil. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.  Spread the batter evenly over the apples and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Invert onto a platter, cut into wedges and serve immediately, topped with more syrup.

Serves 8. Nutrition information: 197 calories per serving: 5 grams fat, 33 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium. 23% of calories are from fat.

Source: Eating Well Magazine, February, 1992 From: Dottie Cross TMPJ72B

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