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Archive for January 13th, 2011

Loving this dessert. It takes advantage of some of the seasonal fruits that you’ll find in the stores at this time of year – cranberries, apples, and oranges. My version includes nondairy adaptations, but you can find the original here.

Easy cranberry and apple cake

12 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over for stems

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced

1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

1 tablespoon grated orange zest (2 oranges)

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 1/8 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/4 pound (1 stick) margarine, melted and slightly cooled

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup soy sour cream

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the cranberries, apple, brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. With the mixer on medium, add 1 cup of the granulated sugar, the margarine, vanilla, and sour cream, and beat just until combined. On low speed, slowly add the flour and salt.

Pour the fruit mixture evenly into a 10″ glass pie plate. Pour the batter over the fruit, covering it completely. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle it over the batter. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean and the fruit is bubbling around the edges. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

 

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