The Duchess apples are an apple that needs to be eaten/used ASAP! They are an early apple that is notoriously known for making mouth watering pies.
Approximate Ripening Date: August 14th
Flavor: Tart and juicy. Recommended more for baking. It has a very short storage life.
Baking: The Duchess cooks down and makes amazing pies and sauce.
History: discovered in Russia in the 1700s - heirloom.
Apple Upside-Down Cake
Evelyn Ploeger, Milwaukee
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 McIntosh apples sliced, peeled and cored
Cinnamon - Optional
2 eggs (1/2 Cup)
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 T butter
1 cup boiling milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
Liquid whipping cream
Melt 1/2 cup butter and pour into 9x12 cake pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter. Peel, core, and slice apples. Layer over butter mix. Sprinkle with cinnamon (optional). Mix in a bowl the eggs until fluffy. Beat in sugar, salt and vanilla. Melt 1 T of butter in boiling milk and add to above ingredients. Quickly beat in flour and baking powder. Pour over apple mix and bake 45 minutes in a 350^ oven.
To Serve: (warm if possible) cut in 2 to 3 inch squares. With spatula invert on dessert plate. Pour over squares 2 T liquid whipping cream or if desired whipped cream.