Apples are coming in off the trees by the crate-load. What is more quintessentially autumn than plucking an apple off the tree and enjoying it right there in the fall sunshine? I used to go apple picking as a child, and in those days we were allowed to climb the trees to pick. I can still remember the sensation of picking an apple at the top of the tree (or as top as I got) and then biting into the white sweet-sour juiciness. Not something one easily forgets! Well, I don’t climb trees anymore, but I do still pick apples (luckily our trees are dwarfed) and one of my favorite things to do with apples is an upside-down cake. I love upside-down cakes, and I think I have made them out of almost every kind of fruit that one can. Pear, plum, pineapple, rhubarb to mention a few. But nothing beats apple! I like to do this in a cast iron skillet — I think it tastes better, and it’s easy!
Apple Upside Down Cake