Author Louisa May Alcott's favorite recipe was an Apple Slump, which is kind of like a cobbler, but with a more biscuit-like topping. This spiced version of a slump is made with ginger, cinnamon, clove, and other warming spices.
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Little Women, The Movie: Spiced Apple Slump



Preheat your oven to 350ºF then butter or grease a shallow 3-quart baking dish and set aside.

Peel, core, and thinly the apples, tossing the slices in a large bowl with lemon juice as you go. Add the vanilla extract and toss.

In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove, nutmeg, and salt, then add it to the apples and toss until all of the slices are coated.

Transfer the spiced apples to the prepared baking dish and bake, uncovered for 25 minutes or until the apples are soft.

While the apples are cooking, prepare the topping by sifting together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

In a liquid measuring cup, mix the egg and milk together with a fork, then pour it into the dry ingredients. Add the melted butter, and stir gently until everything is incorporated.

Using your hands (the dough is sticky!) evenly distribute the topping over the cooked apples, and return the dish to the oven for another 35 to 45 minutes or until the topping is cooked through and golden-brown on top.


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