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Friday, December 14, 2007

Grandpa's Favorite Ozark Apple Cake

My maternal grandfather was from a family of Ozark hillbilly's. Everyday he ate an apple and I can still see him sitting there slicing one with his pocket knife. My Granny was an excellent cook and this is one of her recipes.

Grandpa's Favorite Ozark Apple Cake

2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. nutmeg
4 cups apples, peeled and chopped
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cream together sugar and shortening; add eggs and vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture. Add apples and nuts, mix. Place in a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

3 comments:

Annie Jones said...

I have everything for this recipe and may try it today or tomorrow.

Found you while looking for info on the Mavi Italian restaurants; I'll be back to look around. :)

kc food guy said...

Sounds awesome! I made this last night.

http://foodnthings.blogspot.com/2007/12/i-made-family-red-sauce-last-night.html

Anonymous said...

I make this cake without peeling the apples and without the pecans. It is yummy!