TO: Hugh Duguid
FROM: Sandy Durham (
If you were here with me, I'd make this for you.
I thought you might enjoy this

Country Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Recipe by: Beverly Healy
Finalist in the 1998 Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest
          2  tablespoons oil
          1  egg
          1  pkg. Pillsbury Nut or Cranberry Quick Bread Mix
          3  cups apple pie filling (from two 21-oz. cans)
          2  teaspoons cinnamon
        1/2  teaspoon nutmeg
        1/2  cup chopped walnuts

        1/2  cup sugar
        1/2  cup firmly packed brown sugar
        1/2  cup butter or margarine
        1/2  cup whipping cream
          1  teaspoon vanilla
             Haagen-Dazs® Vanilla Ice Cream or whipped cream, if desired

Heat oven to 325 F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large 
bowl, combine oil and egg; beat well. Add quick bread mix, apple pie filling,
cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir 50 to 75 strokes until mix is moistened. Stir in 
walnuts. Spoon into sprayed pan; spread evenly.

Bake at 325 F. for 45 to 55 minutes or until cake is deep golden brown and 
toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and 
whipping cream; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove 
from heat; stir in vanilla.*

To serve, cut warm cake into squares; place on individual dessert plates.
Top each serving with warm sauce and ice cream.

12 servings

TIP:    * To prepare sauce in microwave, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter
          and whipping cream in 4-cup microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave
          on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking time.
          Stir in vanilla.

HIGH ALTITUDE (ABOVE 3500 FEET):  No change.

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