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Apple Pie Cake | www.diethood.com | A lightened-up pie crust filled with a decadent apple mixture and topped with a soft and sweet cake batter.

Apple Pie Cake

Katerina | Diethood
Servings : 8
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 2 hrs

Ingredients
  

CRUST
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2- cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter , cut into pieces
  • 2 ounces Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
FILLING
  • 6 Granny Smith apples , peeled, cored and thinly sliced (you will need about 5 cups of apple slices)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2- cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
TOPPING
  • 1/2- cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Prepare the CRUST
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, whole-wheat pastry flour and salt.
  • Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut in butter and cream cheese; cut until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Stir in oil; stir until mixture is completely moistened.
  • Add water and toss with a fork to combine.
  • Lightly flour your work area and knead the dough for 30 seconds.
  • Shape dough into a ball, press into a disk and wrap in plastic-wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the FILLING.
  • Place apple slices in a mixing bowl and toss with lemon juice.
  • Add light brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle with flour and toss to combine; set aside.
  • Remove prepared dough from fridge.
  • Lightly grease a 9-inch pie dish with baking spray and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 14-inch circle.
  • Transfer dough to prepared pie dish; press dough firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the dish.
  • Prick the dough in several places with a fork.
  • Place back in the fridge for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the TOPPING.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder; whisk until combined and set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, combine eggs, sugar and vanilla; beat for 1 minute or until pale yellow and fluffy.
  • Add flour mixture to egg mixture; set mixer on low and continue to mix until combined, about 15 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Remove prepared crust from fridge.
  • Spoon previously prepared apple-mixture into the crust.
  • Pour cake batter over apples.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 and continue to bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is lightly browned and set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool at least 20 minutes.
  • Serve.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD
 

Nutrition

Calories: 402 kcal | Carbohydrates: 70 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 59 mg | Sodium: 178 mg | Potassium: 299 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 40 g | Vitamin A: 345 IU | Vitamin C: 7 mg | Calcium: 64 mg | Iron: 1.9 mg | Net Carbs: 66 g

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