Thanksgiving Desserts: Danish Apple Cake

This is a light “apple pie” type of dessert great for the whole family. This recipe is courtesy of Chef Lisa Beels.

Danish Apple Cake
If making this for kids: only ages 1 year and up. Little ones can eat the small apple pieces, or heat some apple pieces covered, over low heat in a small pot for 10 minutes and puree into apple sauce.
I’m part Danish by heritage and this has been on our fall menu for years – it’s absolutely delicious!

danish apple cake
photo courtesy of Chef Lisa Beels

1 1/2 cup NY State MacIntosh apples, peeled and chopped (only use sweet crispy apples in this recipe)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup flour
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat together the eggs, sugar, vanilla and melted butter.
Stir in sifted flour, salt and baking soda.
Add the chopped apples, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well.
Pour into a greased pie plate and bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set.

About the Chef: Lisa Beels is co-founder of (gourmet, organic baby food) and a trained chef (she attends Le Cordon Bleu in London). She is co-author of The Petite Palate Quick and Easy Guide to Baby Food. Her blog: