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Apple Upside-Down Gingerbread

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Apple topping
4 tablespoons 60mlUnsalted butter - melted
3/4 cup 120g / 4.2ozLight brown sugar
3   Granny smith apples , (or other tart apples) peeled halved, cored, and sliced thin
  Ginger bread
2 1/4 cups 140g / 4.9ozSifted unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBaking soda
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
2 teaspoons 10mlPowdered ginger
1 teaspoon 5mlGround cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cloves
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround allspice
1 teaspoon 5mlDutch process cocoa
8 tablespoons 120mlUnsalted butter melted then cooled to room temperature
3/4 cup 177mlLight unsulphured molasses
3/4 cup 148g / 5.2ozGranulated white sugar
1/2 cup 118mlButtermilk
1/2 cup 118mlMilk
1 cup 198g / 7ozEgg (large)

Recipe Instructions

For the apple topping: Grease sides of 1 1 -by-7-by-1 1/2-inch metal pan. Pour melted unsalted butter into pan-, spread brown sugar evenly over pan bottom. Arrange apple slices, overlapping slightly, on brown sugar mixture.

Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 350F.  For the gingerbread: whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and cocoa in medium bowl.

Beat butter, molasses, sugar, buttermilk, milk, and egg in large bowl of an electric mixer on low speed.  Add dry ingredients to liquid" beat on medium speed until batter is smooth and thick, about 1 minute, scraping down sides of bowl with rubber spatula as needed. Do not over-mix. (If using fresh ginger, batter will be lumpy.)  Working quickly, pour batter over apple slices.

Bake until top springs back when lightly touched, and edges have pulled away from the pan sides, about 50 to 60 minutes.  Set pan on wire cake rack and let cool 5 minutes. Invert onto serving plate, cut into squares, and serve.

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