Scandinavian Almond Cake A Holiday Tradition

This  popular cake is often prepared in a special almond cake pan.  Easy and delicious this American-Scandinavian tradition is perfect for get-together this holiday.

Scandinavian Almond Cake

Spray pan with Pam or Cooking Spray

Beat well:

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoons pure almond extract

2/3 cups milk

Add together:

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Add:

1 stick melted margarine

Mix well.  Before pouring batter into the pan you may add sprinkled sliced almonds on the bottom. Bake at 350 for 40 to 60 minutes.  Edges must be golden brown.  Cool in pan before removing, about 10 to 15 minutes.  Sprinkle with confectionary sugar.

Photo Credit:  Lifse Time

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Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie Your Family Will Love

Apple Pie

Ingredients

1 (9 inch) pie crusts, unbaked

FILLING

* 2 teaspoons lemon juice
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 5 cups apples, cored and sliced (about 5 small, Granny Smith apples work well)
* 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

TOPPING

* 3/4 cup flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/3 cup butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and set butter out so it will be at room temperature.
#Line 9″ pie pan with unbaked crust.
#Core and slice apples.
#Sprinkle the apples with the lemon juice.
#Mix in the sugar & cinnamon.
#Fill pie shell with apple mixture.
#In a small bowl, mix the topping’s flour, sugar and cinnamon.
#Rub the topping ingredients and butter together with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
#Sprinkle topping over pie.
# Bake 10 minutes at 425 degrees then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake until crumb topping is browned and apples are soft, approximately 50 minutes.