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Catholic Recipe: Plantation Apple Cake-Pie


  • 2-1/4 quarts sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound butter or margarine
  • 1 quart light molasses
  • 1 quart cold water
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 quart thinly sliced apples
  • melted butter or margarine
  • cinnamon-sugar


Serves: 48

Yield: 8 pies

Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+



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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