This is one of those deceptively simple recipes that belies that fact when you take a bite. It's so simple to assemble and bake and in about 45 minutes, you're ready to serve this to your hungry family and friends. And add a little vanilla ice cream with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar and you've got a winner!
4 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
1 t. vanilla
1 t. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the apples, 3/4 cup sugar, and 3/4 water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt. Mix flour, sugar, milk, vanilla and cinnamon together and stir well to combine. Pour mixture over melted butter. Don't stir or mix to combine. Spoon the apples on top. Then gently pour in the syrup. Sprinkle top with additional ground cinnamon, if desired. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.