This is a quick upside-down apple pie recipe , made with rye flour and lots of cinnamon! It has an amazing taste and it is the perfect, easy dessert for Fall!
I don’t usually eat baked goodies because I’m not a huge fan of flour-based desserts, but this upside-down apple pie is definitely a must-try! It is just perfect for this season and you’ll love how all flavors blend so well together.
Tips for baking the best upside-down pies
- Choose Ripe and Flavorful Fruit: Select ripe, seasonal fruits that are bursting with flavor to ensure a delicious upside-down topping.
- Use the Right Pan: Opt for a heavy-bottomed, oven-safe skillet or a baking dish to evenly distribute the caramelized topping and fruit.
- Properly Prepare the Fruit: Peel, core, and slice the fruit uniformly to ensure even cooking and an attractive presentation.
- Sweeten the Topping: Create a rich, caramelized topping by melting butter and sugar together. Consider adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom for extra flavor.
- Add Nuts or Spices: Enhance the flavor and texture by incorporating chopped nuts (e.g., pecans, walnuts) or ground spices (e.g., cinnamon, ginger) into the topping.
- Use Quality Flour: If your recipe includes a cake or batter base, use high-quality flour, like rye flour in this case, for added depth of flavor.
- Arrange Fruit Neatly: Arrange the fruit slices or pieces in an appealing pattern on top of the caramelized topping for an attractive finish.
- Don’t Overmix the Batter: If your dessert includes a batter, mix it gently to avoid overdeveloping gluten, which can result in a tough texture.
- Bake with Care: Monitor your dessert closely while baking to prevent overcooking. Test for doneness with a toothpick or cake tester.
- Invert Quickly: Once out of the oven, carefully invert the dessert onto a serving platter while it’s still warm to ensure the topping releases cleanly.
- Serve Warm: Upside-down fruit desserts are best enjoyed warm, so serve promptly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
With these tips, you can create irresistible upside-down fruit desserts that are perfect for any occasion, especially for the Fall season!
Fruits that work well for upside-down cakes
- Pineapple: Classic pineapple upside-down cake is a beloved favorite.
- Apples: Use thinly sliced apples for a delightful twist on the traditional. Try more apple recipes for Fall.
- Pears: Sweet and juicy pears create an elegant dessert.
- Peaches: Perfect for a summery upside-down treat.
- Cherries: Create a vibrant and tangy dessert with fresh or canned cherries.
- Plums: Their tartness adds a unique flavor to your dessert.
- Mangoes: Tropical and juicy, mangoes make for an exotic choice.
- Bananas: Combine with caramel for a banana foster-inspired dessert.
- Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries add a burst of color and flavor.
- Apricots: Their natural sweetness enhances the dessert’s taste.
Upside-Down Apple Pie with Cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 2 apples cored, peeled, sliced
- 200 g rye flour
- 100 g brown sugar
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp baking soda mix it with the lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon juice mix it with the baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp rum extract
- 2-3 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 rbsp water
- Separate egg yolks from the whites. Whip egg whites until they have a foamy texture.
- In a separate bowl, add water and mix it with sugar until it is dissolved. Pour this over the beaten egg whites.
- Add the other ingredients except apples and blend well together using a hand mixer.
- Put some parchment paper on your cake/pie form. Place the sliced apples on the bottom and pour over the pie mixture.
- Place in oven at 356˚F (180C) for about 50 minutes.
- Let it cool for a little while, turn it upside down and serve!
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