Apple-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

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Apple-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Apple-Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Rows of sweet apple slices are topped with tart cranberries in this pretty upside-down cake.

Nutrition Profile: Healthy Weight   Heart Healthy   Low Calorie   Low Sat Fat   Low Sodium  

Serves 9

Prep Time 30 min

Total Time 75 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoon Calvados, or apple cider
  • 6 teaspoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 5 Zwieback toasts, (1 1/2 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Soak cranberries in Calvados (or cider) in a small bowl until softened, about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Use 2 teaspoons butter to thickly coat bottom and lightly coat sides of a 9-inch square or 7-by-11-inch baking pan. Spread 1/2 cup brown sugar evenly in bottom of pan. Make 3 rows of apple slices over sugar, overlapping them slightly. Sprinkle with reserved cranberries.

Step 4

Melt remaining 4 teaspoons butter. Set aside.

Step 5

Finely grind Zwieback in a food processor. Add flour and salt and process until well combined.

Step 6

Combine eggs, egg whites, vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. With mixer at low speed, add reserved Zwieback mixture and melted butter, beating until just combined. (Do not overmix.) Spoon over the fruit in prepared pan.

Step 7

Bake cake until top is golden and springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Invert cake onto a wire rack and let cool completely.


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