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A Cake That Looks Like a Pie Became the Apple of His Eye

“My wife has a cousin who is an excellent cook,” writes Jerome Fink. “One day we were visiting her and she served what looked like an apple pie, but on very close inspection was really apple cake. Now, when we go visiting, my wife will very quickly make this and give it to the hostess. It always makes a hit.”

EASY AS PIE APPLE CAKE

5 cups peeled sliced green apples

1 1/3 cups sugar

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2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup flour

2 eggs

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Place apples in 9-inch pie plate. Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle all but 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar mixture on top of apples. In bowl cream butter and remaining 1 cup sugar. Add flour and eggs.

Spread mixture over apples. Top with reserved 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar. Bake at 325 degrees 1 hour, 10 minutes. When done cake will not be firm. Makes 1 (9-inch) pie.

--JEROME J. FINK

-- Millburn, New Jersey

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