Saturday, October 1, 2016

Amish Apple Grunt

I had never heard the term "grunt" used in a recipe so I looked it up and found:

US.  a dessert made of fruit topped with dough: blueberry grunt.

Amish Apple Grunt has been in my email recipe folder since 2002 when I was on an email baking list. I thought it was about time to give it a try! When I went to King Arthur Flour the other day, I, of course, went shopping in the wonderful store. Here's a picture from the website.


I bought two pans:

the big one was called a coffeecake pan which holds 12 cups, 


and the smaller one a bundt pan which holds 10 cups. 


This old recipe didn't specify what kind of a baking dish, so I decided to use the  bundt pan. It is a fleur-de-lis pattern.

Amish Apple Grunt

Cream together:
2 tablespoons soft butter and 1/2 cup sugar.
Add:
1 egg 

In another bowl mix together:
1 cup flour (I used whole wheat pastry, but any flour will do)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Mix together in a separate container:
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Add dry mixture and buttermilk mixture to the butter, sugar, and egg, and mix well. Add 2 cups of sliced apples.

Pour into pan greased with cooking spray.

In a little bowl, mix together:
6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoon butter
Sprinkle over the apple batter.


Bake in preheated 375 F. oven for 35-40 minutes.
Cool and remove from pan. 
There are differing opinions on how long to cool it before taking it out. Some say a short time, others a longer time. I left it about 10 minutes, and a little bit stuck to the pan.

This was really delicious, though I tasted only a little bit. Tom and Matt ate most all of it! Tom said it is the best fruit dessert I've ever made. I'll be making it again soon so Margaret and Hazel and I can have some!



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30 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful bundt pan. I want one. And the recipe sounds quite delicious, I'll try doing it with our garden guavas.

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    1. You may buy one here! http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/fleur-de-lis-bundt-pan
      I don't think I've ever tasted a guava.

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  2. I'm going to try this recipe! The new baking pans look wonderful. I think I would want to buy just about everything in the King Arthur store.

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    1. I feel like I did! There is an online catalogue if you are interested in seeing their wares. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop-home/index.html?go=Home
      It is a wonderful company.

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    2. I have received their mail order catalog for a long time (but haven't seen one in a while, come to think of it). Plus I'm on their email list for recipes, etc. To actually visit the store would be a dream come true.

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    3. It was pretty impressive with lots of open space.

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  3. I've been meaning to mention that we finally had a chance to watch "Mid-August Lunch" and it was every bit as delightful as you promised. Thanks very much for the recommendation!

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    1. I'm so pleased that you watched it and enjoyed it!! Thanks for coming back to tell me.

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  4. My son and his wife took a bread making class at King Arthur. The recipe sounds yummy.

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    1. How fun! The KA folks came up to the school Tom taught at a few years back and did baking demonstrations. Great company.

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  5. I've been to their store a couple of times ... TOTALLY DISASTROUS TO MY WALLET. The cake looks great, and now I want that 12-cup pan. Why? just because. LOL

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  6. Oh, Nan, Fall cooking flavors are some of my favorites and I haven't had grunt since before my mom passed away 18 years ago. This looks and sounds so delicious, I think I am going to have to try it now that it is apple season in the northeast. I can see why your husband and son in law ate so much. You, Margaret and Hazel can have a lovely tea party with the next grunt.

    I haven't been to KA in years, but used to love going there whenever I was in Vermont. It is a baker's delight.

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    1. I hope it tastes like the grunt you remember. Nice idea about the tea party! And yes, it truly is a 'baker's delight.' And the space itself was so lovely. We ate in the dining area before shopping. Sandwiches on fresh bread. Delicious.

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  7. What fun to go to King Arthur himself!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  8. Isn't that a beautiful bundt pan!?! How fun to visit King Arthur Flour!

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    1. It is so pretty! And very heavy-duty. Should last a while. And it was great fun!

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  9. What a beautiful store!! I could spend a lot of time (and money) in there. :)

    I have a fancy Nordic Ware bundt pan from Williams Sonoma that I love, but don't use often enough. This recipe sounds delicious, so I'll add it to my file for future baking. If you click here, you can see a photo of a cake I baked in my pan.

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  10. I'm a sucker for old-fashioned desserts with funny names and it's getting to be warm dessert season again, for which I am grateful. Yours looks delicious and I'm glad it was duly appreciated. As for KAF, they have the best fancy sugars and whatnots for cookie decorating. Thank goodness they have mail-order, or I would feel very deprived.

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  11. My To Do List said I was going to cook today for the week. That didn't happen so I'm going to read about your cooking and count it as a completed intention. Works for me, except it doesn't taste as good.

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    1. You are so funny! I've never been one of those people who could do that. Most of the time I don't know what I'm making for supper until the day arrives. ;<))

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  12. Grunt is a first for me. It sounds delicious and I'm going to give it a try soon. I'm envious of your trip to the KA store. It looks like a place I could spend a lot of time and money in.

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    1. You'll love it! It is a great place, but you can shop right online! http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop-home/index.html?go=home

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  13. That looks delicious. And I am glad King Arthur Flour is not near me- too tempting!

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  14. That recipe looks good. I usually make a simple Apple Crisp or 'crumble'--wonderful served warm, with whipped cream! We were able recently to buy some Cortland apples--a rarity in KY, but well remembered from our VT years.

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    1. It is wonderful! I have a few apple recipes here on the blog and this is one of the best! Nice you could get some old familiar apples.

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