APPLECAKE WITH HOT
1 1/4 cups chopped dates
1/2 cup Calvados or apple cider
cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups
grated peeled apples
3 cups flour
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 13x9-inch cake pan. Heat
dates and Calvados, covered until bubbly; simmer for 1 minute. Let cool.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time: stir
in apples and date mixture. In separate bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon,
baking soda, nutmeg and cloves; gently stir into apple batter just until mixed.
Spread evenly in prepared pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until cake
springs back when lightly touched in centre.
Serve cake warm with Hot
Butterscotch Sauce. Recipe adapted from Canadian Living October 1990 Georgian
Bay restaurant The Spike & Spoon.
Hot Butterscotch Sauce
Makes 2 ½ cups
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup corn
1/3 cup butter
1 1/3 cups light cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In saucepan, bring sugar, syrup and butter to boil; stirring; boil for
3 minutes. Stir in cream and bring back to boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla.