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Apple Crumble Cake (D/P, TNT)
Source: Michael Erb, Canadian Living Magazine
Serves: 8

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg, lightly beaten

7 cups sliced, peeled apples
2 tsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. EACH cinnamon and allspice
3/4 cup raisins

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tsp. vanilla

Make Cake:
In large bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, sugar, and baking powder. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture is in small crumbs. Pour egg over top; stir with fork until dough begins to form.

Press onto bottom of greased 9" spring-form pan; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Make Filling:
In bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Stir together sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and allspice; toss with apples to coat. Add raisins and toss to mix. Arrange evenly over base in pan.

Make Topping:
In bowl, combine flour with sugar. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle with vanilla, mixing in with fork.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for about 1 hour or until golden and apples are tender.

Let cool for 15 minutes on rack; remove side of pan.

Serve warm or let cool completely. (Cake can be covered and set aside for up to 24 hours.)

Posted by Nancy Berry

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A