Catholic Recipe: Plantation Apple Cake-Pie
A simple dessert that is a cross between cake and pie. Have 8 pie plates -- makes enough for 50.
Mix and sift flour, sugar, spices, and salt. Add butter or margarine; cut in with two knives or pastry blender to resemble coarse meal. Combine molasses, water, and baking soda. Alternate crumbs and liquid in bottom of 8 greased 9-inch pie plates ending with crumbs. Stir gently 2 or 3 times with fork. Overlap 2 apple slices per serving around rim of pie. Brush slices with melted butter or margarine. Dust with cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Cut each pie into 6 wedges. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. Makes 48 servings.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965