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Monday, June 13, 2011

Sour Cream Apple Dessert

We didn't disappear, we just haven't been cooking in our D.O.s for a long time.  Winters in Iowa aren't the easiest time to cook in our Dutch ovens- especially with a 2 year old.  Then, on top of that, we've sold our house and are living (temporarily) in a condo while working through a land purchase/house designing/building process.  Then add on top of that the fact that a new little one will be arriving in less than a month (July 7th, hopefully), cooking in our black pots has not been on our radar.

But, last weekend, we took a day trip with some new friends to Ledges State Park (near Boone, IA).  Armed with some steaks and pork chops, we took a couple Dutch ovens and cooked a great feast.  We made a corn casserole (which I've previously blogged about) and a new apple dessert recipe.

Sour Cream Apple Dessert
1 Spice cake mix
1/3 cup soft butter (can cut this in, or melting it would work too)
1 egg
2 cans Apple Pie Filling add cinnamon to taste.

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix cake mix, margarine and egg; pat into buttered 12" Dutch Oven ( this makes the crust) .  Pour apple pie filling over cake mix. Mix brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon. Crumble over apples. Next, combine sour cream, egg and vanilla and pour over top.

Bake at 350° (about 17 coals on top, 8 on bottom) for 40-50 minutes. (Note:  We find on most days cooking times that last longer than 30 minutes require adding a few more coals before the food is done.)  Let it cool down before serving.

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