Apple upside-down gingerbread

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 tablespoons Unsalted butter; melted
¾ cup Light brown sugar
3 \N Granny Smith apples; or other tart apples, peeled, halved, cored, and sliced thin
2¼ cup Sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Powdered ginger
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon Ground allspice
1 teaspoon Dutch process cocoa
8 tablespoons Unsalted butter; melted then cooled to room temperature
¾ cup Light unsulphured molasses
¾ cup Granulated white sugar
½ cup Buttermilk
½ cup Milk
1 large Egg

APPLE TOPPING

GINGER BREAD

1. For the apple topping: Grease sides of 1 1 -by-7-by-1½-inch metal pan. Pour melted unsalted butter into pan-, spread brown sugar evenly over pan bottom. Arrange apple slices, overlapping slightly, on brown sugar mixture.

2. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 350 degrees.

3. For the gingerbread: whisk together flour, baking soda, salt,ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and cocoa in medium bowl.

4. Beat butter, molasses, sugar, buttermilk, milk, and egg in large bowl of an electric mixer on low speed. 5. Add dry ingredients to liquid" beat on medium speed until batter is smooth and thick, about 1 minute, scraping down sides of bowl with rubber spatula as needed. Do not overmix. (If using fresh ginger, batter will be lumpy.)

6. Working quickly, pour batter over apple slices.

7. Bake until top springs back when lightly touched, and edges have pulled away from the pan sides, about 50 to 60 minutes.

8. Set pan on wire cake rack and let cool 5 minutes. Invert onto serving plate, cut into squares, and serve.

Serves 8.

Cook's Illustrated, Nov./Dec. 1995, Page 23. Credit: Judy Monroe.

Nationality: USA Course: dessert Season:any Method: baked Start to Finish 2 hours Preparation 15 minutes Attention 1 ½ hours Finishing 5 minutes

Converted from Mangia!, Cook's Illustrated 1993-1995 Cookbook Recipe by: Cook's Illustrated, Nov./Dec. 1995, Page 23.

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "Hobbs, D B USO" <hobbs@...> on Mar 16, 1998

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