Dried Apple Cakes

Dried Apple Cakes

Jacqueline P
Edited on May 29, 2004

When we have an abundance of fruit we dry some in the dehydrator and later make this wonderful cake.


1 1/2 cups chopped dried apples
1/2 cup dried blueberries
4 cups water
1 cup sugar, divided
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
a tsp. salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter or margarine


Cook dried fruit in water until tender. Drain and save 2 cups juice (add water if needed). Mix 1/4 cup sugar with flour, baking soda and salt; cut in shortening. Stir in buttermilk. Turn onto floured surface; knead lightly. Pat or roll into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle. Sprinkle fruit over dough. Roll from 12 inch side; cut into 12 slices. Put 2 cups juice, remaining sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter into a large oven-going skillet. Bring to a boil. Lower apples slices into syrup. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Makes 12 servings.

Note: other dried fruits may be used.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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