Banora Apple Pudding

Can of Banora White apple juice“Weird-looking trees.”

“These are Banora White trees. AKA dumbapples.”

—Zack and Tseng, Crisis Core: FFVII

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 lbs. organic tart apples, such as Granny Smith, cores removed and sliced thickly
  • ½ cup brown sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 450 degrees while slicing the apples. Place the butter in a Dutch oven or other oven-safe pan and bake for about 5 minutes, until the butter melts.

Remove from oven and stir in pumpkin pie spice, ¼ cup brown sugar, and apples. Return to the oven and cook until softened, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla. Slowly add flour while whisking until mixture is smooth.

Pour the mixture over the apples and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup brown sugar and return to the oven for about 5 minutes, until sugar is melted.

Makes 4 servings: 539 calories, 19 g. fat, 79 g. carbohydrates, 6 g. fiber, 15 g. protein, iron 16%