5 Recipes with Peppers: Norwegian Apple Pie Cake

Spice up a sweet dessert

| October/November 1999

 Serves 12 

This old Hilltop Herb Farm favorite is perfect for family dinners.

• 2 cups granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
• 2 large eggs
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 4 teaspoons Sweet Spice Blend (recipe follows)
• 5 cups finely chopped unpeeled tart apples, such as Granny Smith
• 1 cup chopped pecans
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup hot water

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (325°F if using a glass dish). Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

2. In an electric mixer, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

3. Whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, and spice blend in a medium bowl, then fold into the butter mixture at slow speed.

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