Venango County Recipe of the Day: Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread

| January 9, 2018

A moist and flavorful mid-morning snack! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread


1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 large apples, peeled and sliced


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup brewed tea


~Pour butter into a 9-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange apples over sugar; set aside.

~For gingerbread, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then molasses. Combine dry ingredients; add to sugar mixture alternately with tea, beating well after each addition.Pour over apples.

~Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean).

~Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.

~Serve warm.

~Makes nine servings.

Venango County Recipe of the Day is Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

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