4 medium apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger powder
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ cup buttermilk*
¼ cup molasses
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp cornstarch
*You can make buttermilk by adding 1 teaspoon of vinegar (or lemon juice) to 1% or 2% milk; let sit 10 minutes.
Set oven to 350° degrees.
Combine apples, water, half a cup brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Cover and cook on low-medium heat until apples tender.
Beat together one-quarter cup brown sugar, egg, buttermilk, molasses and oil.
Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Add to egg mixture and beat until smooth.
Combine cornstarch, one tablespoon of cold water and stir into apple mixture.
Scoop apple mixture into a casserole dish, spoon the gingerbread mixture on top of apple mixture. Cover completely.
Bake without lid for 30 minutes. Add holiday joy when served with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
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