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Apple Cornbread Cakelets

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Apple cornbread gets a sweet-tart flavor from grated green apples. Use Nordic Ware's apple cakelet pan to make adorable apple-shaped individual servings.

Apple cornbread batter portioned into Nordwicware's apple cakelet pan

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Today I'm sharing a recipe that's a little bit sweet, and a little bit savory. It's apple cornbread, baked into individual servings in Nordic Ware's apple cakelet pan.

Baked apple cornbread cakelets cooling on a wire rack

How cute are these apple cornbread cakelets? The wells include different shapes of apples, so some are a little bigger than others. My cornmeal was a little on the coarser side, so the shape of the apple wells are quite as defined, but something with a finer crumb, like cornbread made with finer cornmeal, or an apple cake, would show the outlines better.

I used green apples in this recipe, but you can use any good baking apple, like Braeburn, Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, etc. to make this cornbread. Sauce apples will break down during baking and affect the consistency of your cornbread.

An apple cornbread cakelet broken in half to see the inner texture

I love Nordic Ware products. I have two of their bundt pans, and they make quality baking pans. They recommend brushing a little bit of melted butter into each well, then dusting with a little flour to prevent the cakelets from sticking.

To be perfectly honest, I completely forgot to dust my pan with flour after brushing with butter but before portioning out the batter, and my cornbread cakelets didn't stick at all! These are delicious, and will make a great addition to our Thanksgiving meal this year!

Apple cornbread cakelets in a blue-towel-lined basket

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Apple cornbread cakelets in a blue-towel-lined basket

Apple Cornbread Cakelets

Yield: 14 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Adapted from Tastes of Lizzy T, apple cornbread gets a sweet-tart flavor from grated green apples. Use Nordicware's apple cakelet pan to make adorable apple-shaped individual servings.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup finely grated apples, about 2 small Granny Smith
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine the corn meal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and milk. Mix into the cornmeal mixture. 
  4. Add the apples to the cornbread mixture and fold in gently. 
  5. While whisking the cornbread mixture, gradually drizzle in the melted butter. 
  6. Brush melted butter into each well of the Nordicware Apple Cakelet pan, then sift a little flour into each well. Using a medium cookie scoop, fill each well ¾ full with batter. 
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the center is cooked through. Cool on a wire rack until cool enough to handle and serve. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: cakelet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

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Carlee

Sunday 30th of September 2018

What cute little cakelets! It doesn't get more seasonal than that. Yum!

Wendy Klik

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

What a great pan!! Those corncakes are adorable.

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