Apple and Cinnamon Slice

My Favourite Desserts

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_1344It’s a very lovely day today.There’s absolutely nothing to complain about even if I wanted to. I made this apple slice a few weeks ago. You might know by now that I cook faster than I post. People eat every single day and sometimes I cook two recipes in a day, but usually only manage to post one daily. Anyway this apple slice was delicious. I love honey so I warmed some and drizzled over the slice and ate without uttering a word. I started talking after my plate was empty.

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_1347It’s best to use green apples like granny smith or other cooking apples. I don’t know why apple always goes with cinnamon . What if I added cloves or cumin or something like fennel seeds? How would it taste and why don’t we ever venture into the myriad of spices we have in our pantries? Next time I shall make a chilli slice with apples and sprinkle liberally with fennel or caraway seeds. My friends in Italy have a long weekend. I envy all of you. We are now preparing for school and doing last minute homework. I wonder what you guys do when you have a holiday in Italy. Please share with us.

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_1360I wish you all a lovely evening or morning. My friends from Indonesia are waking up at the crack of dawn right now. Okay dear friends, wish you a very pleasant and fruitful week. No need to discuss the apple slice. It was most delicious.

  • Ingredients
  •  250g all-purpose (plain) flour (9oz, 2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 150g (5½oz) butter
  • 120g (½ cup, 2½oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 300ml (1¼ cups) sour cream
  • 2-3 green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 60g (½ cup) finely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0235Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start.  Sift the flour and baking powder and set aside.

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0238Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0239Using a metal spoon, fold half the flour

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0246alternately with half the sour cream. Repeat with remaining flour and sour cream.

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0248Final mixture

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0251Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin (pan).

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0255Arrange apple slices over the top

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0257and sprinkle with combined pecans,

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0260sugar and cinnamon.

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0262Bake 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin (pan) and then remove and cut into squares.

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_0294_2Serve for dessert.

Apple and Cinnamon Slice myfavouritepastime.com_1363I drizzled my slice with some honey…it tasted delicious!

Apple and Cinnamon Slice

Preparation time: 20minutes; Baking time: 45-50 minutes; Serves: 12-16 slices, depending on size; original recipe from Family Circle Scones, Muffins and Teatime Treats

Ingredients

  • 250g all-purpose (plain) flour (9oz, 2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 150g (5½oz) butter
  • 120g (½ cup, 2½oz) caster sugar (I changed from 60 to 120g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 300ml (1¼ cups) sour cream
  • 2-3 green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 60g (½ cup) finely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C). Oil and line the base and sides of a 20 x 30 cm shallow baking pan with parchment (greaseproof paper), extending ½ inch over the sides. Sift the flour and baking powder ans set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Using a metal spoon, fold half the flour alternately with half the sour cream. Repeat with remaining flour and sour cream. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin (pan).
  3. Arrange apple slices over the top and sprinkle with combined pecans, sugar and cinnamon. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin (pan) and then remove and cut into squares. Serve for dessert.

Points to Note:

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the slice at 350°F (180°C) for 55 minutes.
  2. I always weigh ingredients, especially the flour and butter. You can use cup measures, but please note if you scoop flour directly from the bag you will end up with 150-185 g of flour instead of the recommended 125g. I suggest you spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. You can also sift the flour first then scoop. Best advice: use a weighing scale, you’ll get the best results.

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58 thoughts on “Apple and Cinnamon Slice

  1. “I started talking after my plate was empty.” This made us smile and giggle a little bit. Looks like time for us to go get some good apple pies because we also want to eat without uttering a word until the food is gone. Hope you also figure out what goes well with apples besides cinnamon. 🙂

    1. Haven’t you ever noticed the quiet atmosphere when food tastes so nice? I don’t like talking when eating good food. Omg you’ve cracked me up. Thanks Lyn and Rey, I’ve enjoyed reading all your messages!!!!
      Liz

  2. Apples and cinnamon just were meant to be together, don’t you think? This is the kind of cake I dream of whenever I fancy a slice just like that, out of the blue!
    Great topping too. Next time I have a cup of tea I’ll remember one of these would go just perfectly with it! 😉
    Un beso gordo, gordo!

    1. Oh yes, Rosa, they were meant to be together the slice was delicious but it was too much for our household. It took us a few days to eat it. I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. Best wishes!
      Bisous!
      Liz

    1. I did enjoy it so much my dear. I think right now you’re probably having your mid-moring break! enjoy the tea or coffee!
      Liz

  3. This looks so good Liz – I like the way you did the apple slices on top of the cake – different for me and a recipe I shall try. I just love apples as they are available all year round and then of course it pairs so well with cinnamon – yum 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Aunt Juju for your comment. I love apples too. I add them in everything: pancakes, cakes, pies and salads. Have a fantastic week!
      Liz

  4. There is something about apple cinnamon, isn’t there, Liz?
    It’s just like when chocolate meets salt. 😀

  5. You have a real ‘foodies’ eye for photography. That piece of cake with the golden honey drizzling it’s way down the side of the cake….mwah! It’s mouthwatering time! And, I surely like the recipe….I will try it soon. Thank you Liz.

    1. That piece of cake with the golden honey drizzling was my dessert. I thoroughly enjoyed it, Sandy. You have a good eye for honey. It truly is the golden one. Best wishes, Sandy. You are the best….
      Liz

  6. There it is – right when I am starving for an afternoon snack – and quite unavailable. Will console myself with a Graham cracker and peanut butter! ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. Hi Judie,
      Ha ha poor you. I wish I could send express mail to your door. I’m just getting ready for dinner-curried rice with lentils, and some coconut milk. I can’t wait. I shall top it up with some caramelized onions. Yum. Have a great evening!
      Virtual Hugs!!!
      Liz

        1. I hope you enjoyed the nectarine. I’ve just finished dinner. It was scrumptious, the caramelized onions were a hit. Best wishes!
          Liz

  7. This looks absolutely scrumptious! Not sure why, but apples and cinnamon do indeed go together. This sounds like it would go so well with a cup of tea. I will pin it and try sometime. Yum!

    1. Mama D.
      Thank for pinning. I totally appreciate. I’ve just been admiring the luscious veggies you have in your garden. Wow! One day I hope I can so some gardening!
      Liz

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. it takes a bit of a toll on me sometimes, but I love the blog so why not? I wish you a fabulous week!
      Liz

  8. Thank you, Liz – this is divine, just to our liking! We’ll try it out and report back to you!
    Big hug and warm greetings, Dina

    1. Hi Dina,
      I enjoyed your post and the picture of the boat is awesome. I know you are having a whale of a time so I will not ask. Have a great week!
      Liz

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