Another, winner of a recipe from The Monday Morning Cooking Club cookbook. This Apple Pie is a beautiful dessert. More like a cake than a pie, it is lighter than more traditional versions. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
6 large granny smith apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1.5 tbs cinnamon sugar
1.5 cups caster sugar
1.5 cups light olive oil or grapeseed oil
3 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups plain flour
extra cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 180c. Grease and line the base and side of a 26cm springform cake tin.
Layer the apple slices in the prepared tin so they come about two-thirds of the way up the side. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the apples.
Make a batter by beating the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the oil and vanilla and beat well, then stir in the flour. Spoon the batter on top of the cinnamon covered apples and sprinkle with extra cinnamon sugar if desired. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin.