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

Directions:
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 PetitePalate.com (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: www.petitepalatekitchen.com