• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 8 Servings

French Apple Cake (Bon A)

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Desserts, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Unsalted butter; (1/2 stick)
  • 1 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 3/4 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 lb Granny smith apples;
  • -(2-large), peel, core,
  • -thinly slice
  • 1 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 3 lg Egg yolks
  • 2 lg Eggs
  • 2 tb Calvados; applejack or other
  • -brandy
  • 2 ts Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Unsalted butter; (1-stick)
  • -melted


Preheat oven to 350degF. Butter 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high
sides. Coat pan with sugar; tap out excess. Melt 1/4 cup butter in heavy
large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar, water and
cinnamon and bring to boil. Add apples and cook until apples are just
tender, turning frequently, about 15 minutes. Remove apples, using slotted
spoon, and arrange decoratively in bottom of pan. Continue boiling liquid
in skillet until thick and syrupy, about 4 minutes. Pour over apples.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into small bowl. Whisk remaining 1 cup
sugar, egg yolks, eggs, Calvados and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Gently
stir in dry ingredients. Fold in 1/2 cup melted butter. Pour batter over
apples in pan. Bake until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out
clean, about 45 minutes. Cool cake in pan 5 minutes. Run small sharp knife
around side of pan to loosen cake. Turn cake out onto platter. Serve warm
or at room temperature.

Source to Bon Appetit: Ruth Gardner-Loew: Strasbourg, France

McRecipe - PatHanneman - 30 Sep 97.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?