On Monday of this week, Amber asked for fall recipes for her weekly installment of Friend Makin' Monday's.
Obviously, I didn't make it in time, but it got me thinking of the foods I like to make at this cozy time of year.
One of my most favorite fall recipes is "Best Apple Pudding Cake"
The recipe is from my mom who is the best cook EVER. She can make a wonderful meal out of almost nothing and when she comes to my house she always loves what I make. I want to be a mom like that.
Funny thing is that when my Dad proposed to that 21 year old girl 50 years ago on a hill overlooking the Logan Valley, her first response was, "I can't cook." Oh boy did that ever change. Three daughters, three daughters in law and eleven granddaughters later we all aspire to cook like her.
And now, the recipe you've all been waiting for~
~~~~~~~can I get a drum roll please~~~~~~~
... Apple Pudding Cake ...
2 cups flour
2 tsp soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup margarine or butter
4 large apples ~grated
1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream the sugar and butter,add eggs, then add grated apples. Add dry ingredients and nuts. Grease 9X13" pan and dust with flour. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
... Carla's Caramel Sauce ...
1 cup real butter (salted sweet cream)
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups cold water
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick. Serve warm over apple cake.
This could very possibly be the coziest dessert you will ever eat. I savor it. I relish it. I dream about... and I'm a sleep talker...
The day Thing 1 left on a plane for a 2 year LDS Church mission my dear friend Rhonda surprised me by bringing this cake and the accompanying caramel sauce over hot out of the oven. I have never felt so loved. The sweetest part is that she chose this recipe because she knew I love it. I want to be a friend like that!
I'm linking this back over to Amber, even though it's two days late. It's that good.
Do you have some favorite fall recipes? I want them! I will definitely try them!!! Just ask Emily, her pulled pork has become a favorite, I want to make it every other day. Or check out this Sweet Potato Casserole from Joy for your Journey, I'm excited to try that one on my parents for Thanksgiving.
Come on... blog about them and link me up, I can't wait to make some yummy new recipes.