For those mornings when you have just a bit more time (that does happen sometimes?) get your kids to help you make this coffee cake together. It uses prepared biscuits so it’s a snap to make.
Peeling the apples may take the longest, but this recipe only requires 2 apples. Can you peel the whole apple in one long piece?
As one “long-ago apple saying” goes: If you close your eyes and toss the long peel to the floor, whatever alphabet shape it most represents is the first initial of the person you will marry!
Apple Biscuit Coffee Cake
2 cooking apples, peeled and sliced
(this can be Granny Smith, Jonathan, Winesap,
Rome Beauty, Gala, or other firm, tart apple)
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup raisins
1 can refrigerated ready-to-bake biscuits
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon butter
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 9-inch round cake pan. After it is melted,
pour off 1 tablespoon butter to be used for the topping.
Arrange sliced apples over butter. Sprinkle raisins over
apples. Cut each of the 10 biscuits into fourths and place over apples.
Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, corn syrup and egg until
well blended and sugar is dissolved. Pour over biscuits.
Sprinkle walnuts over top. Dot with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. After coffee cake is
baked, an adult can invert it on serving plate. This is done by placing
the plate over the hot, steaming cake and, using good potholders, quickly turn
pan over unto serving plate, so juices run over coffee cake. This is a little tricky but do it quickly and the cake will fall onto the serving plate, catching the juices.
Then, sit and enjoy. Your kids will love it, too.
author From the Apple Orchard – Recipes for Apple Lovers
Apples, Apples Everywhere – Favorite Recipes From America’s Orchards
and The Littlest Christmas Kitten