Ozark Apple Cake

1 large egg
1 large egg yolk (discard the egg white)
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 c firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 1 T flour
1.5 T baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 c apple (any type, about 1 large), peeled, cored, and chopped into chunks
1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts

Heat oven to 350F and coat a 9-inch glass pie pan with cooking spray.

Using an electric mixer, cream egg, egg yolk, and sugars until light and airy, about 2 minutes. Blend in the vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, and spices. Stir in apples and nuts. Spread batter in prepared pie pan and smooth the top.

Place the pie pan in the center oven rack and bake until the top is dark golden brown, about 30 minutes. The apple chunks will be visible through the top. Cool on a wire rack.

Serve warm or room temperature with ice cream or whipped topping. Serves 6 to 8

Cook’s Notes: You could also try this with pear and almond. Although Haedrich recommends this served slightly warm, it is also great right out of the fridge, stone cold, for breakfast.

Source: Haedrich, Ken. Pie: 300 tried-and-true recipes for delicious homemade pie. Boston, Mass.: The Harvard Common Press, c2004.

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