APPLES AND RAISINS go extremely well together, as in this recipe for Apple Raisin Cake.
3-4 sweet-tart New England apples, cored and chopped (about 5 c)
1 c raisins
¾ c sugar
½ c pecans, chopped
⅓ c softened butter
2 t vanilla
1 egg, beaten
1 c flour
1 c whole wheat flour
2 t cinnamon
1 t baking soda
1 c milk
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 13×9 baking dish.
In large mixing bowl, combine apples with sugar, raisins, and pecans. Mix well and set aside for 30 minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine flours, cinnamon, and baking soda.
Add milk to dry ingredients and stir to form thick batter. Add a little more milk if batter is too thick.
To apple mixture, add butter, vanilla, and egg.
Add batter to apple mixture a third at a time, stirring just enough to moisten.
Pour into prepared baking dish and bake 35-40 minutes, or until apples are soft and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean. Cool slightly before serving.