Before our boys started school, we would travel to New Jersey every October to see my husband’s family and enjoy the amazingly gorgeous display of fall colors throughout the countryside. While there, one of our favorite traditions was to go apple-picking together. It was such a treat to pick an apple right off the tree and eat it! Of course, we’d come back with barrels of apples and that’s when the fun would really begin … coming up with all kinds of delicious ways to enjoy our bounty of apples!
Since then, we try to make a yearly trip during Thanksgiving break. Unfortunately, apple season has passed and all of the beautiful leaves have fallen from the trees. However, our favorite family-owned apple farm is still open, selling their scrumptious fresh-pressed apple cider and lots of fresh-baked apple treats. Inspired by their delicious apple creations, I developed this delightful grain-free apple streusel upside down cake. It’s like having a little slice of fall each time I bake it!
As shown below, to make this cake as pretty as it is tasty, arrange the apple slices in a pleasing pattern on the bottom of a springform pan. Then, spoon the walnut mixture in a circular pattern across the top of the apple slices, filling in the gaps between the apple slices. Beautiful and delicious!